Tualatin Oregon Family History Center
|This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.|
The Tualatin Oregon Family History Center occupies 3 rooms in the south side of the Tualatin Oregon Stake Center which is located in the south end of Tualatin, west of high school.
Center Contacts and Hours
- 22284 SW Grahams Ferry Rd Tualatin OR 97062 United States
- The Family History Center door is located just west of the south entrance of the Tualatin Stake Center.
- There are two handicapped parking signs in front of that entrance.
Closed the week of Thanksgiving and the last 2 weeks of December. Closed Feb and July temple closure periods.
- Any closures related to inclimate weather will follow school closures of the Tualatin School District.
Calendar and Events
Past Events: see www.tufamilyhistorycenter.yolasite.com for details of Family History Conference and Fair in July 2010 and in August 2011.
Staff Training Meetings
- New Temple and Family History Consultants are invited to open training sessions every 2nd and 4th Sunday.
- Quarterly Training meetings for all staff will be scheduled as needed throughout the year.
- Oregon Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Records & Index: The Tualatin FHC contains a bound collection of the Oregon DAR records including an index of over 500,000 individual names. This DAR collection is in over 315 bound volumes and occupies 22 linear feet of shelf space. This collection is a copy of what the national DAR library contains. The DAR Library's National Index is available online at http://www.dar.org/library, then go to Genealogy Research tab, then go to GRC tab, individuals can be searched by name and state. The bound paper volumes can be reviewed at the Tualatin Family History Center. The Oregon DAR records contains a wide variety of historical and genealogical information pertaining to families who have lived in Oregon, particularly in earlier years. This collection does not contain the specific genealogy of individuals belonging to or applying for DAR membership. It is a gem of a collection, including information from 568 Oregon cemeteries, pioneer ministers' records of marriages-births-deaths, family histories & genealogies, interviews of Oregonians, personal and family memoirs, etc.
- Genealogy Books: The Tualatin FHC contains hundreds of genealogy books occuping approximately 75 linear feet of shelf space. Most books are pertain to USA genealogy, but we also have some books on European genealogy.
Databases and Software
- FHC 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
- Tualatin FHC has computers with online access, microfilm readers with "monopod" to support your digital camera, microfiche readers, black & white and color printers, paper copier, microfilm/microfiche printer.
WHAT TO BRING:
If you are new to family history or genealogy and don't know where to start, start by gathering the information that you do have and know. Even a few names, places, and/or dates can give you a good place to start searching. Bring this information with you when you come and we can help you get started on your family research.
You might also want to consider bringing the following:
1.a small notebook or steno pad
2.pen or pencil
3.a USB stick/flash drive/thumb drive, etc. to save information that you find
4. digital camera for taking images of information you find on microfilm (we have monopod supports for small cameras)
Staff Research Specialties
Resources in the Local Area
(This section is to highlight other resources in your area that will be helpful for individuals doing research there in your location, if there are any, such as government offices, historical societies, etc.)
www.tufamilyhistorycenter.yolasite.com - Tualatin Family History Center website.
- FamilySearch Research Wiki: What It Can Do For You!: 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.