Columbia County, Oregon Genealogy

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


Columbia County, Oregon
Map of Oregon highlighting Columbia County
Location in the state of Oregon, United States Genealogy
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oregon
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Founded January 16, 1854
County Seat St. Helens
Address Columbia County Courthouse
244 Strand Street
St. Helens, OR 97051
Phone: 503.397.3796
Columbia County Website

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

County Clerk has marriage records from 1890,
divorce and court records from 1854 and probate records from 1880. [1]

Records Held at the Courthouse[edit | edit source]

  • Record Loss:

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Oregon , Columbia County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Template:Adoption Genealogical Council of Oregon
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Columbia County, Oregon

Quick Facts[edit | edit source]

Named for the Columbia River, which forms the northern and eastern boundaries.

Parent County[edit | edit source]

16 January 1854: from Washington County. [2]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • No parts were taken to create any county.

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Cities[edit | edit source]

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Clatskanie | Columbia City | Prescott | Rainier | St. Helens | Scappoose | Vernonia

Communities[edit | edit source]

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Apiary | Goble | Mist | Pittsburg | Riverside | Warren

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Clatsop | Multnomah | Tillamook | Washington | Washington counties: Cowlitz | Clark | Wahkiakum

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

For a detailed list, including addresses, phone numbers, and external links, see Columbia County, Oregon Cemeteries.

The following is a list of cemeteries in Columbia County:

  • Apiary Cemetery
  • Bayview Memorial Cemetery
  • Bethany Memorial Cemetery
  • Cedar Hill Cemetery (Bryant Cemetery)
  • Columbia Memorial Gardens
  • Fairview Cemetery
  • Fishhawk Cemetery
  • Green Mountain Cemetery
  • Hudson Cemetery
  • Kinder Cemetery
  • Knights of Pythias Cemetery
  • Kobel Cemetery
  • Maplewood Cemetery
  • Mayger Cemetery
  • Mist Cemetery
  • Murray Hill Cemetery
  • Neer City Cemetery
  • North Cemetery of Clear Creek
  • Old Yankton Cemetery (Yankton Union Cemetery)
  • Saint Helens Pioneer Masonic Cemetery (German Hill Cemetery)
  • Saint Wenceslaus Catholic Church Cemetery
  • Shiloh Basin Cemetery (Jones Family Cemetery)
  • Stewart Creek Cemetery
  • Vernonia Memorial Cemetery
  • Vernonia Pioneer Cemetery
  • Welter Family Cemetery
  • Whittig Cemetery
  • Woodbine Cemetery
  • Yankton Hillcrest Cemetery
Links[edit | edit source]

Census[edit | edit source]

Territorial and State Census Records (Extant)[edit | edit source]
  • 1845 (as part of Tuality County, aka Twality or Twalitain)
  • 1849 (as part of Tuality County, aka Twality or Twalitain)
  • 1853 (as part of Washington County)
  • 1865
Federal Census Records (Extant)[edit | edit source]
  • 1850
  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 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]

Wiki articles describing land records online are found at Oregon, Columbia County Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

Maps[edit | edit source]

Military History and Records[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

[[ Online Historical Newspapers]] - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Societies, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

Columbia County Oregon Genealogy References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Columbia 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].