Pendleton Oregon Family History Center

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map:


  • 609 NW 12th St Pendleton Oregon 97801 United States
  • Please use the Gilliam Street entrance and parking.
  • Language:English


  • 1-541-276-3117



Open Hours:

  • Tuesday 4 pm - 8 pm
  • Wednesday:  5 pm-8pm
  • Thursday: 1:00 pm -4:00 pm

Holiday Schedule:

Closed week of Thanksgiving and between Christmas and New Year:

Classes[edit | edit source]

Zoom Family History Class Schedule:

January 9th: Tips and Tricks to Understanding and Navigating Search on FamilySearch

January 16th: Adding pictures and stories to Memories on FamilySearch to help with personal histories.

January 23rd: Using Ordinances Ready to find family members to research and to reserve family names.

February 6th: English Research-Church Records

February 13th: English Research-Census

February 20th: English Research-Civil Registration

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 966 2927 7971

Passcode: 032602

Ideas to Get Started on Family History[edit | edit source]

1. Start researching your family tree (We have good staff members who can help you get started or answer questions)

2. Record some of your parents’ memories of their younger years (Lots of questions to ask on FamilySearch/wiki/.org

3. Post your photographs on the internet for others to enjoy (Family History Center copy machine makes this super easy. Come to the center and give it a try!)

4. Begin writing down some of your own life stories (This is fun to remember when).

5. Record the voices of your young children or grandchildren and keep them to listen to when they are older (This is really fun!!!)

6. Visit a cemetery and take pictures of family tombstones

7. Call a relative you haven’t heard from in a long time and reestablish those family connections. This is easy to do!! You will be surprised at your connection.

8. Cook a family favorite dish and invite family or friends over to enjoy it with you (Why not cook a family dish each week during this month and explain to your kids where it came from. You say you don’t have any family dishes that were passed down? Well, create some, write down the recipe and tell your kids that you are starting a tradition that you want them to pass down to their kids.


Questions for Writing Personal Family Histories[edit | edit source]

You can post these in Memories in FamilySearch, edit at any time and add photos at any time also. To do this go to:, sign in, click on Memories, then Gallery, and add a story by clicking on green plus sign and choose Create a Story.

January 1, 2022: Where did you grow up? What do you remember about this place?

January 8, 2022: What was your first job?

January 15, 2022: Where were your grandparents born?


Staff Training Meetings[edit | edit source]

February 2, 2021, 5 pm

March 2, 2021, 5 pm


Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • Family History Center Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. Hardware and Equipment

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

Resources in the Local Area
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Links[edit | edit source]

  • Using the FamilySearch Research Wiki: A comprehensive video presentation explaining the Wiki, navigating it, and some especially useful pages. Case studies demonstrate using the Wiki for genealogical research. Editing and adding articles to the Wiki are covered.

Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]