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, …

History Invites Journals Related To The Great Pandemic of 2020

Masked children in a fountain surround a person wearing PPE

Generations from now Americans will look back and wonder what it was like being part of the momentous events swirling around us in 2020. The Great Pandemic of 2020 resulted in millions of people getting sick with the COVID-19 virus and hundreds of thousands of deaths. What was it like trying to stay healthy and …

Maia Fischler and Cheryl McLean, Life Writer Personal Histories

Life Writer, Capturing the Stories That Connect the Generations Getting to Completion By Maia Fischler, LifeWriter Personal Histories When I met Dianna Hanson, she had been working on her manuscript for over a year without really believing she'd ever manage to publish it. She had enjoyed the writing process, and she was excited to pass …