Grant County, Oregon Genealogy
Guide to Grant County Oregon genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Grant County, Oregon|
Location in the state of Oregon, United States Genealogy
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
|Founded||October 14, 1862|
|County Seat||Canyon City|
|Address||Grant County Court|
201 S. Humboldt St., #280
Canyon City, OR 97820
|Named for: General Ulysses S. Grant|
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 Historical Facts
- 3 Places / Localities
- 4 Resources
- 4.1 Biography
- 4.2 Cemeteries (Rural)
- 4.3 Census
- 4.4 Church History and Records
- 4.5 Court Records
- 4.6 Directories
- 4.7 Emigration and Immigration
- 4.8 Genealogy
- 4.9 History
- 4.10 Land and Property
- 4.11 Maps
- 4.12 Military History and Records
- 4.13 Newspapers
- 4.14 Probate Records
- 4.15 Rivers and Waterways
- 4.16 Taxation
- 4.17 Vital Records
- 4.18 Voting Records
- 5 Societies, Libraries and Museums
- 6 Websites
- 7 Grant County Oregon Genealogy References
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Grant County Courthouse
200 South Humbolt Street
Canyon City, Ore 97820
County Clerk has birth and death records 1915-1929
marriage, land and probate records from 1864, military
records from 1872 and naturalization records 1907-1913
Clerk Circuit Cout has divorce .
County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Grant County Court House as of July 2009.
Grant County Court is structured differently. Check the County Records Inventory link for addresses for location of records (left column).
Historical Facts[edit | edit source]
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Named for General Ulysses S. Grant, General of the Union Army at the time.
Gold was discovered in what is now Canyon Creek in 1862, bring a gold rush into the area.
Records Loss[edit | edit source]
Fire destroyed some pre 1900 marriage records.
Parent Counties[edit | edit source]
Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]
17 February 1899: Wheeler County set off.
23 February 1899: Harney County set off.
Places / Localities[edit | edit source]
The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.
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]
- An Illustrated history of Baker, Grant, Malheur and Harney counties: with a brief outline of the early history of the state Oregon (1902) FHL Collection
- The History of Grant County, Oregon, 1862-1983 FHL Collection
- Index to above FHL Collection
- U.S. Biographies
Cemeteries (Rural)[edit | edit source]
- Grant County, Oregon cemeteries FamilySearch Digital Library; FHL Collection
- Grant County, Oregon, cemeteries FHL Collection
Swick aka Weberg Ranch[edit | edit source]
This is a very old, unmarked pioneer cemetery that is fenced off from the existing ranch (formerly known as the Weberg Ranch cira 1900-1960. From Suplee, go south on Weberg road about 5 miles and turn east on an unmarked ranch trail leading to the unmarked cemetery (approx 1 mile through the cattle grazing field). The turn is just past the old Weberg ranch house on the left just after crossing the stream culvert. Passable only in summer, dry conditions-SUV or Pickup. Just east of Crook County/Grant County border line
- Cemetery records of Crook County, Oregon FHL Collection
- http://www.oregongravestones.org/cemetery.php?cemID=2488 Oregon Gravestone Photo Project]
- Find A Grave
Census[edit | edit source]
Federal[edit | edit source]
1870[edit | edit source]
the portion that is now Harney County was not enumerated.
- Eastern Oregon 1870 U.S. Census: Baker County, Grant County, Umatilla County, Union County FHL Collection
- United States 1870 Record Collection 1438024
1880[edit | edit source]
the portion that is now Harney County was not enumerated. This includes what is now Burns, Harney, etc.
- The Federal census of 1880 for Grant County, Oregon FHL Collection
- Grant County, Oregon 1880 census FHL Collection
- United States 1880 Record Collection 1417683
1890[edit | edit source]
1900[edit | edit source]
- United States 1900 Record Collection 1325221
1910[edit | edit source]
1920[edit | edit source]
1930[edit | edit source]
1940[edit | edit source]
Open Release to the Public, March/April 2012.
Church History and Records[edit | edit source]
Court Records[edit | edit source]
- Divorce case files, 1872-1923 FHL Collection
Directories[edit | edit source]
- Baker City (Oregon) city directories, including Grant County FHL Collection
Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]
- Ellis Island Passenger Arrival Records, 1892-1924, listing passengers who stated they are going to Grant County, Oregon
Genealogy[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
Land and Property[edit | edit source]
Maps[edit | edit source]
Military History and Records[edit | edit source]
- Military list for years 1872-1874 as per return of J.W. King, assessor, and military roll, 1887-1898 FHL Collection
"Military roll" is on spine of books and printed at the top of each page as a running title, however, there is no military information and only names and precincts are listed. 1900 records also have "State poll tax roll" handwritten across top of pages.
Newspapers[edit | edit source]
- Blue Mountain Eagle (Grant County Paper)
- Newspaper Archives ($)
- 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]
- Assessor's plat book, 1872-1898 FHL Collection
- Delinquent tax roll of Grant County, Oregon, 1884-1887 FHL Collection
Vital Records[edit | edit source]
- Social Security Death Index, begins about 1962 to at least 2 months ago.
Marriages[edit | edit source]
- Marriages or marriage licenses issued for Grant County, Oregon covering from 1865 to 1900 inclusive and some marriages from 1900 to 1908 (not inclusive) FHL Collection
- Grant County, Oregon marriages [1900-2000] FHL Collection
- Western States Marriage Index
Voting Records[edit | edit source]
Societies, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]
Family History Centers[edit | edit source]
Websites[edit | edit source]
- The Grant County GenWeb Project, part of The ORGenWeb Project
- The USGenWeb Archives Project
- The USGenWeb Archives Project (backup site)
- webtree.com, listing individuals who born or died in Grant County, Oregon. Submitters of gedcoms may add, update or remove contents.
- Grant County Oregon History and Genealogy
Grant County Oregon Genealogy References[edit | edit source]
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grant County, Oregon page 572, 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)