Tillamook County, Oregon Genealogy
Guide to Tillamook County, Oregon ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Tillamook County, Oregon|
Location in the state of Oregon, United States Genealogy
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
|Founded||December 15, 1853|
|Address||Tillamook County Courthouse|
201 Laurel Avenue
Tillamook, OR 97141
Tillamook County Website
- 1 County Information
- 2 Tillamook County, Oregon Record Dates
- 3 County Courthouse
- 4 The Land of Cheese, Trees and Ocean Breeze
- 5 Quick Facts
- 6 Places / Localities
- 7 Neighboring Counties
- 8 Resources
- 8.1 Biography
- 8.2 Cemeteries
- 8.3 Census
- 8.4 Church History and Records
- 8.5 Court Records
- 8.6 Gazetteers
- 8.7 History
- 8.8 Land and Property
- 8.9 Maps
- 8.10 Military History and Records
- 8.11 Naturalization and Citizenship
- 8.12 Newspapers
- 8.13 Probate Records
- 8.14 Rivers and Waterways
- 8.15 Taxation
- 8.16 Vital Records
- 9 Societies, Libraries and Museums
- 10 Websites
- 11 Tillamook County Oregon Genealogy References
County Information[edit | edit source]
Description[edit | edit source]
The County was named for the Tillamook, a Native American tribe who were living in the area in the early 19th century at the time of European American settlemen. The County is located in the northwest area of the state. 
Tillamook County, Oregon Record Dates[edit | edit source]
County Courthouse[edit | edit source]
County Clerk has marriage records from 1862,
divorce, probate and court records from 1860.
The Land of Cheese, Trees and Ocean Breeze[edit | edit source]
Quick Facts[edit | edit source]
Parent Counties[edit | edit source]
15 December 1853: Tillamook county was created from Clatsop, Polk and Yamhill Counties.
The name Tillamook comes from the Tillamook (Killamook or Calamoxes) Indians., a Native American tribe living in the area in 19th century. 
- Records Held at the Courthouse
County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Tillamook County Court House as of August/September 2006.
Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]
For animated maps illustrating Oregon County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Oregon County Boundary Maps" (1843-1975) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
Record Loss[edit | edit source]
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
Places / Localities[edit | edit source]
Populated Places[edit | edit source]
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator.
The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:
Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]
Trivia Tidbits[edit | edit source]
Information about localities, too small or too brief to describe in separate pages. Exception to this are Post Offices. > Trivia Tidbits
Resources[edit | edit source]
Biography[edit | edit source]
Cemeteries[edit | edit source]
|Tombstone Transcriptions Online||Tombstone Transcriptions in Print||List of Cemeteries in the county|
|Findagrave.com||Family History Library||Findagrave.com|
|ORGenWeb Archives||FamilySearch Places|
|See Oregon Cemeteries for more information.|
- Tillamook County, Oregon cemetery records
- List of soldier's graves in Tillamook County, Oregon : arranged according to the different cemeteries
- Oregon Metro
- Oregon Genealogy Cemeteries
Census[edit | edit source]
Church History and Records[edit | edit source]
List of Churches and Church Parishes
Court Records[edit | edit source]
Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
Land and Property[edit | edit source]
Maps[edit | edit source]
Military History and Records[edit | edit source]
Civil War[edit | edit source]
- 1861-1865 - Oregon, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865 at FamilySearch — index
World War I[edit | edit source]
- 1919-1920 - Oregon, World War I, County Military Service Records, 1919-1920 at FamilySearch — index
- 1921-1938 - Oregon, World War I, Veteran State Aid Applications, 1921-1938 at FamilySearch — index and images
Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]
Newspapers[edit | edit source]
Oregon Online Historical Newspapers - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.
Probate Records[edit | edit source]
- 1833 – 1963 Oregon Wills and Probate Records 1833-1963 at Ancestry.com — index and images $
- Tillamook County probate case files, 1859-1920
- Record of wills, guardianships, and probate journals (Tillamook County, Oregon)
Rivers and Waterways[edit | edit source]
Details about the rivers and waterways where farms and settlements are often found along them. Rivers and Waterways
Taxation[edit | edit source]
Vital Records[edit | edit source]
The Family History Library has copies of some records such as:
Birth Records[edit | edit source]
- 1860 - 1952 - Oregon Births, 1860-1952 at FamilySearch — index
- Petitions for delayed birth (Tillamook County, Oregon)
Delayed Birth Certificates
Marriage Records[edit | edit source]
- 1826-1975 - Oregon, United States Marriages at FindMyPast — index $
- 1849-1884; 1991-2006 - Oregon Marriage Index, 1849-1884; 1991-2006 at FamilySearch — index and images; collection is incomplete.
- Tillamook County, Oregon marriages, 1862-1910
- Oregon, Tillamook County, marriage records, 1855-1958
Divorce Records[edit | edit source]
Death Records[edit | edit source]
- Tillamook County certificate of deaths 1903-1943, record of deaths 1907-1916
- Record of deaths, 1907-1916, (Tillamook County, Oregon)
See also How to order Oregon Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for Oregon Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail.
Societies, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]
Family History Centers[edit | edit source]
Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.
Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries
Websites[edit | edit source]
- Tillamook County, OR History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
- Oregon Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- The Tillamook County GenWeb Project, part of The ORGenWeb Project
- USGenWeb Archives
- USGenWeb Archives backup site
- FamilySearch FamilySearch Catalog
Tillamook County Oregon Genealogy References[edit | edit source]
- Wikipedia contributors, "Tillamook, Oregon" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tillamook_County,_Oregon accessed 29 Nov 2018
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tillamook County, Oregon . Page 572-574 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 563-564.
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tillamook County, Oregon page 574, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- WorldCat 50140092 ▲ FHL Collection Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)
- Wikipedia contributors, "Tillamook County, Oregon" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tillamook_County,_Oregon, accessed 22 December 2018.