Learn tips and techniques for doing research in archives, including the City of Portland Archives, from local researcher Raymond Burell during the Oregon Archives Crawl on Saturday, October 15th.
Burell will discuss his both his own research on the Vancouver Avenue Baptist Church (formerly the Central Methodist Episcopal Church) and his research methods during a 30 minute presentation and Q&A starting at 11 AM. Burell will talk about what resources he utilized to verify dates and names of key players in the building process using old city permit cards, an 1894 Portland atlas, city code hearing records and various Polk Directories.
If you are curious about doing research on your own neighborhood or house or are simply interested in Portland’s history, stop by to learn what resources are available here to help with your search. Knowing where to start can be the biggest challenge for researchers, so we hope you can join us to listen to one researcher’s journey.
Local researcher Raymond Burell presentation
Saturday, October 15, 2011
11:00 AM at the City of Portland Archives and Records Center