Portland Oregon Family History Center

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Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 2975 SE Harrison St., Portland OR 97214-4935, United States
  • Library entrance on SE 30th Ave. side of building
  • Language:English


  • 1-503-235-9090


  • OR_Portland@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wednesday  9:00am-1:00pm
  • Thursday  1:00pm-5:00pm
  • Saturday  9:00am-1:00pm--open only on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month.

We will be closed December 21, 2015 through January 2, 2016 for the holidays.  Thank you.


Holiday Schedule:

  • Closed major holidays
  • During winter, Portland FHC follows Portland Public School closures.
  • Two weeks in Dec.

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule


Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources


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 including Ancestry.com and Footnote. com
  • Ancestral Quest; Roots Magic, PAF (English & Spanish), Legacy

Hardware and Equipment

  • 7 networked computer work stations with printer access for patron use
  • scanner for copying film or fiche images to flash drive or paper
  • wi-fi access
  • 5 microfilm readers
  • 1 micro fiche reader
  • photo/document scanner for use with FamilySearch

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Resources in the Local Area

Genealogical Forum of Oregon

Oregon Historical Society


Volunteer at the Center