o for clients from elsewhere who are trying to find a lost/black sheep relative who went west and was never heard from again, we will help find them
o for clients who are surprised by how deep their Oregon/west coast roots may go, we can help establish that
Nearly everyone on the west coast came from somewhere else, and the earlier your ancestors arrived here the harder it is to figure out where they came from. We are familiar enough with research in other US states to trace your western ancestors back to their origin.
DOCUMENT RETRIEVAL SERVICES
Provenance Genealogy is located in the Portland, Oregon, metro area. If you need a particular document for your genealogy research, let us retrieve it for you.
INSIDE THE PORTLAND METRO AREA (MULTNOMAH, WASHINGTON AND CLACKAMAS COUNTIES):
The cost of document retrieval is based upon the amount of time it takes to obtain the document needed. How far away the repository is and whether or not you know the exact location/citation of the needed document will determine the cost. Provenance Genealogy charges $30 per hour for time spent retrieving a document, in addition to the actual cost of parking fees, photocopying/scanning charges, microfilm rental, and local repository fees for the document. Mileage will not charged for documents in repositories in the Portland tri-county area, and you will not be charged for the first one hour of total travel time. Please let us know if you are an active member of APG when inquiring about document retrieval costs.
PORTLAND REPOSITORIES WITH STATEWIDE RECORDS
Oregon Health Authority
Oregon Historical Society Library
Genealogical Forum of Oregon Library
Oregon State Office of the Bureau of Land Management
Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon
Family History Center
Multnomah County Courthouse
Multnomah County Archives
Multnomah County Clerk/Recorder
Multnomah County Library
City of Portland Archives and Record Center
Other repositories located in Multnomah County not specifically listed above
Washington County Courthouse
Washington County Clerk/Recorder
Washington County Museum Research Library
Washington County Library
Other repositories located in Washington County not specifically listed above
Clackamas County Courthouse
Clackamas County Clerk/Recorder
Clackamas County Historical Society Library @ Museum of the Oregon Territory
End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Other repositories located in Clackamas County not specifically listed above
OUTSIDE THE PORTLAND METRO AREA:
Add 53.5¢ per mile to the standard pricing above. Repositories in the state capitol of Salem, such as the Oregon State Archives and the Oregon State Library, average about 50 miles each way.