Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Genealogical Forum of Oregon 75th Anniversary Marks Digital Milestones

 I received this from GFO today via email:


GFO’s 75th Year Marks Digital Milestones

The Genealogical Forum of Oregon has hit major milestones during its 75th anniversary year. The GFO now has:
  • Uploaded a quarter million digital pages and made them available to members in the
  • GFO website’s MemberSpace
  • Provided 503 lookups for members during the pandemic library closure
  • Hosted 253 online classes and meetings
The GFO has added 258,211 digital pages to its online library since December 24, 2020.

Thousands more are uploaded every week. Volunteers scan documents, use software to make
printed text word searchable, name and organize the files, and upload them to the website. These
include Oregon birth, death, and marriage records; genealogical journals; manuscript collections;
and dozens of eBooks that provide cemetery records, pioneer registers, vital records indexes, and
much, much more.

The public can get a glimpse of what is available here: https://gfo.org/resources/memberspace-resources.html

These resources will remain available to members in the GFO’s MemberSpace, even after the
library reopens for research in a few weeks. Lookups for members who cannot visit the library
will continue as well. All special interest groups, seminars, workshops and board meetings will
continue to be held online.

The world is digital and the GFO has embraced this new reality.


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