Clackamas County, Oregon Genealogy

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Guide to Clackamas County Oregon genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.



Clackamas County, Oregon
Map
Map of Oregon highlighting Clackamas County
Location in the state of Oregon, United States Genealogy
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Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Facts
Founded July 5, 1843
County Seat Oregon City
Courthouse
Address Clackamas County Courthouse
719 Main Street
Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone: 503.722.2745
Clackamas County Website



County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

County Clerk has marriage and land records 1846.
State Archivist has custody of some old county records.[1]

Records held at the Courthouse[edit | edit source]

  • Record Loss

Quick Facts[edit | edit source]

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Named after the Native Americans living in the area, the Clackamas Indians, part of the Chinookan people.

Parent County[edit | edit source]

5 July 1843: Clackamas county was created from the Oregon Territory. [2]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

11 January 1854: Wasco County set off.

22 December 1854: Multhomah County set off.

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Cities[edit | edit source]

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Barlow | Canby | Damascus | Estacada | Gladstone | Happy Valley | Johnson City | Lake Oswego | Milwaukie | Molalla | Oregon City | Portland | Rivergrove | Sandy | Tualatin | West Linn | Wilsonville

Hamlets[edit | edit source]

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Beavercreek | Mulino | Stafford

Village[edit | edit source]

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Mount Hood Village

Communities[edit | edit source]

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Barton | Boring | Brightwood | Carver | Colton | Cottrell | Eagle Creek | Government Camp | Jennings Lodge | Liberal | Marmot | Marquam | Marylhurst | Oak Grove | Oatfield | Redland | Rhododendron | Riverside | Springwater | Wankers Corner | Welches | Wemme | Yoder | Zigzag

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Hood River | Marion | Multnomah | Wasco | Washington | Yamhill

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

BillionGraves:

Census[edit | edit source]

  • 1845  Territorial Original, Transcription and Index
  • 1849  Territorial Transcription and Index
  • 1850
  • 1854 Original, Transcription and Index
  • 1855 State Original
  • 1856 Transcriptions and Index
  • 1857 State Original and Transcription
  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church History and Records[edit | edit source]

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Migration[edit | edit source]

Early migration routes to and from Clackamas County, Oregon Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:

Military History and Records[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]

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 county records as following:

Clackamas County Coroner's Inquest 1859-1883, Certificates of Death 1921-1944

Societies, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

Clackamas County Oregon Genealogy References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clackamas County, Oregon page 572, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. WorldCat 50140092 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  3. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map VI" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at OTMap6.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).

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