Resource Overview Genealogical Forum Of Oregon

Connie Lenzen Portland, Oregon has a library you want to check out and take advantage of – the Genealogical Forum of Oregon, the largest genealogical library in the Pacific Northwest.  In 2014, I began a Personal Historian business.  Gerry Lenzen, whom I knew through our mutual involvement in the Portland State Athletic Department Booster program, …

Bowls Around Town: An Exhibit of Stories, Recipes and Photos about Family Meals

During our PHNW meetings, members “talk shop” and tell each other about projects we have worked on recently. (We’ll be sharing many of those projects with you in our next blog post.) At a recent meeting, Trena Cleland talked about an initiative celebrating “family foodways” she was involved in several years ago. Trena has an …

Personal historians remind us to gather our stories

Personal historians know holidays are the perfect time to gather family stories and honor personal legacies. Ask Trena Cleland or Gloria Nussbaum about the importance of preserving personal history. Both Trena and Gloria are members of Personal Historians NW and contributors to the December issue(s) of Northwest50Plus magazine, highlighting the different types of work being done to …