Salem Oregon East Family History Center

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Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 862 45th Ave NE Salem, OR 97301 United States
  • Enter south parking lot, go to the SE corner of the building.
  • Sign on the door.


  • 1-503-371-0453, The Center, answered during OPEN hours (see below).
  • 1-503-409-2679, Director's cell


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Open Hours:

  • Tuesday: 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Wednesday: 2:00pm-9:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am-2:00pm

Holiday Schedule:

Summer Vacation:  July 1st thru July 18th, 2016

Thanksgiving Vacation: November 22nd thru November 25th, 2016

Christmas Vacation: December 16th thru January 1st, 2017

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Event

Keizer Stake Family Discovery Day (POSTPONED UNTIL FALL)

     Saturday, June 4th 2016; 862 45th Ave (church building); Salem; 8:30-12:00pm.

Class Schedule

~~~ All Classes at the Family History Center. All Tuesday, except one. ~~~

~~~ See Class Handouts, BELOW, for Class outline ~~~

Basic Family Tree. . . . . . . . . . 9/13/16, 1:00-2:00pm, Instructor: Don Garrett

Beginning Genealogy. . . . . . . .9/14/16. 7:00-8:00pm. Instructor: Diane Reinwald <-- WEDNESDAY

Advanced Family Tree. . . . . . . 9/20/16, 1:00-2:00pm, Instructor: Don Garrett

Adding Memories to FT. . . . . . 9/27/16, 1:00-2:00pm, Instructor: Dee Ann Border

RootsMagic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10/4/16, 1:00-2:00pm, Instructor: Don Garrett

Computer Basics I. . . . . . . . . .10/11/16, 1:00-2:30pm, Instructor: Don Garrett

Computers Basics II. . . . . . . . 10/18/16, 1:00-2:30pm, Instructor: Don Garrett

Research Using FamilySearch. .10/25/16. 1:00-2:00pm, Instructor: Kathy Johnson


Basic Family Tree

Advanced Family Tree

Adding Memories to Family Tree (FamilySearch)

Audio Memories


Computer Basics I for Genealogists

Computer Basics II for Genealogists

Researching Using FamilySearch

Online Microfilm/Microfiche Ordering

Staff Training Meetings

Staff Meeting - September 13th, 1:00-2:00pm at the Center

Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
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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

  • The Center has all of the necessary equipment for Family History Research. Below is a list of items available to patrons.
  • 6 computers, with Internet access, for patron use.
  • Each has the capability to print on a lazer printer (black, no color).
  • There are 4 microfilm readers, most with magnification.
  • There is a Canon microfilm/microfiche reader/printer for printing images.
  • There are 2 microfiche readers
  • One lazer printer, copier, scanner. Will scan to FamilySearch memories.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area

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Willamette Valley Genealogical Society at the Salem City Library.

Early Oregonians Database (prior to 1860).

Marion County Historical Society at the Willamette Heritage Center.

Silverton Genealogy Group - Ancestry Detectives.

Volunteer at the Center

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