Salem Oregon East Family History Center

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Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

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.


  • (503) 371-0453, The Center, answered during OPEN hours (see below).
  • (503) 949-1981, Director's cell (TEXTING is preferred)


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Open Hours:

  • Tuesday: 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00pm-8:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am-1:00pm (Except 1st and 5th Saturday of the month)

Holiday Schedule:

Summer Vacation:  June 29th thru July 13th, 2020

Thanksgiving Vacation: November 23rd thru November 30th, 2020

Christmas Vacation: December 17th thru January 6th, 2021

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Event[edit | edit source]

Keizer Stake FAMILY DISCOVERY DAY - date and time to be announced for 2020; 862 45th Ave NE, Salem

Sessions schedule - forth coming.

Class Schedule[edit | edit source]

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

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



Basic Family Tree

Advanced Family Tree

Adding Memories to Family Tree (FamilySearch)

Audio Memories


Computer Basics 1 for Genealogists

Computer Basics 2 for Genealogists

. . . . . .Computer Maintenance. . . . . .

. . . . . .Flash Drives. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . .Hard Drive Layout. . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . .HD Layout Exercise. . . . . . . . .

Researching Using FamilySearch

Online Microfilm/Microfiche Ordering <------ NO LONGER AVAILABLE (Sept 2017)

Staff Training Meetings[edit | edit source]

Staff Meeting - Monday, November 5th 2018, 1:00-2:00pm at the Center

No staff meeting in December 2018

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

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Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
  • Lazer printer (black, no color) with copy, scan and scan to FamilySearch capability.
  • 1 microfilm readers, most with magnification.
  • 2 microfiche readers

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

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Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

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Links[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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