German Special Interest Group of the Genealogical Forum of Oregon

Oldenburgische Gesellschaft für Familienkunde e.V.


Learn more about your family history at the Genealogical Forum of Oregon. With the largest genealogical library in the Pacific Northwest, we offer access to more than 60,000 holdings with records from around the globe and to many popular subscription genealogy websites.  Our website offers a host of resources including indexes, records, and links, a robust calendar of educational opportunities, our library catalog, and members-only access to even more!e

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

2505 S.E. 11th Ave., Suite B-18
Portland, OR 97202-1061 

Contact language:  German, English


Genealogical Society Special Interest Group


  • To serve as a regional resource of genealogical information not geographically limited to the Pacific Northwest.
  • To provide convenient access to a broad range of historical resources for genealogical research in a variety of forms.
  • To identify and satisfy specific research needs, based on input from Library users.


Membership Type Annual Dues
Individual – 12 months email publications $ 51
Individual – 12 months print publications $ 76
Individual – 25 months email publications $ 102
Individual – 25 months print publications $ 152
Joint – 12 months email publications $ 77
Joint – 12 months print publications $ 102
Joint – 25 months email publications $ 154
Joint – 25 Months print publications $ 204
Student – 12 months – email pubs – student ID required** $ 22
Individual Life Membership* $ 1,020
Joint Life Membership* $ 1,540


* Life members receive digital GFO publications via email

** To qualify for new or renewed Student Membership, the name of the educational institute (school, college, university) AND Student ID number are REQUIRED fields.  If you have any questions, contact

Attention societies and libraries, start your institutional subscription here:

Subscription Type Annual Fee
Libraries & Societies – 12 months – print
Bulletin only available inside the U.S.

Membership Benefits:

GFO Members receive:

  • Library lookup services in any resource held in our library;
  • Access to more than 1.1 million pages of digital genealogical content in MemberSpace;
  • Access to Fold3, HistoryGeo, HeritageQuest Online, and American Ancestors at home or the library;
  • Free lookups in Ancestry World Edition, Publisher’s Extra, FindMyPast, and FamilySearch images available at affiliate libraries.
  • Discounts on seminars and workshops;
  • 10% off used books purchased from the GFO / 50% for life members (except GFO publications & featured surplus books);
  • Discounts on Oregon Historical Society (OHS)  membership, purchases, Family Tree Maker desktop software, Legacy Family Tree Webinars, VIVID-PIX software, and Legacy Tree Professional Research;
  • Online access to Members-Only videos;
  • Free admission to the GFO Library whenever it is open;
  • The Bulletin, our quarterly magazine;
  • The Insider, our digital newsletter, currently published eight times a year; and
  • Receive discounts on personal printing.

Members can

  • Volunteer as research assistants
  • Hold elective office and chair committees
  • Vote in GFO elections
  • Chair a Special Interest Group

Members also receive a tax deduction

… because membership dues are 100% tax deductible!

And members have the knowledge that they are supporting a great organization and furthering GFO’s mission to promote genealogy, provide education and resources, and preserve and publish genealogical records.