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*'''View historic Oregon maps''' in the [http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Oregon/ David Rumsey Map Collection].  
 
*'''View historic Oregon maps''' in the [http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Oregon/ David Rumsey Map Collection].  
 
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110357701597661605044 Oregon Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
 
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110357701597661605044 Oregon Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/oregon/or-vital-records/ How to order Oregon Vital Records]
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*[http://www.raogk.org/oregon-genealogy/ Oregon Genealogy - Guide to Ancestry] information on ordering vital records, city and government links, history and facts of counties, printable genealogy forms, list of archives and societies, genealogical terms, and lookup volunteers
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/oregon/or-government-records/ State of Oregon County & City Government Court links]
 
 
*Historic Maps and navigation charts at the [http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/csdl/ctp/abstract.htm NOAA Office of Coast Survey]  
 
*Historic Maps and navigation charts at the [http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/csdl/ctp/abstract.htm NOAA Office of Coast Survey]  
 
*'''Find other Oregon genealogy websites''' at [http://www.cyndislist.com/or.htm Cyndi's List - Oregon].  
 
*'''Find other Oregon genealogy websites''' at [http://www.cyndislist.com/or.htm Cyndi's List - Oregon].  
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*[[Western States Marriage Index|Western States Marriage Index]]  
 
*[[Western States Marriage Index|Western States Marriage Index]]  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/190997804291208/ Oregon Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/190997804291208/ Oregon Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/oregon/or-society-archive/ List of Oregon Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/oregon/or-counties/ History & Facts of Oregon Counties]
 
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ortttp/ Oregon Trails to the Past]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ortttp/ Oregon Trails to the Past]  
 
*[https://secure.sos.state.or.us/prs/oregonianSearch.do?searchMode=getCount Early Oregonian Search]  
 
*[https://secure.sos.state.or.us/prs/oregonianSearch.do?searchMode=getCount Early Oregonian Search]  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/encyclopedia/ Family Tree Encyclopedia] - Terminology & Meanings of Genealogical Terms
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/forms.html Printable Genealogy Forms used in Research]
 
 
*The [http://www.orgenweb.org/ ORGenWeb Project] provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links.
 
*The [http://www.orgenweb.org/ ORGenWeb Project] provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links.
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/OR/ Oregon Genealogy] extensive directory of Oregon genealogy records
  
 
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=== Oregon Research Topics  ===
 
=== Oregon Research Topics  ===

Revision as of 15:08, 11 March 2016

United States Genealogy Gotoarrow.png Oregon

Guide to Oregon ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Oregon Wiki Topics
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Welcome to Oregon, Beaver State[edit | edit source]

Oregon is a western state of the United States Genealogy. It was the 33rd state admitted to the Union, on February 14, 1859.

The settlement of the Oregon Country commenced in March 1811 with the fur-trappers from John Jacob Astor's company "Pacific Fur Company" at Fort Astoria, now simply Astoria.

According to the Oregon Blue Book, the source for the earliest written use of the word "Oregon" was Major Robert Rogers, a British army officer. In his 1765 proposal for a journey.

   How to Find Information about Oregon Ancestors

1. Birth Information
2. Marriage Information
3. Death Information


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For Step-by-Step Oregon Research, 1900-Present, click here.[edit | edit source]

Counties of Oregon[edit | edit source]

Oregon County Creation Dates and Parent Counties showing dates they were created or renamed and counties created from older counties. Details will assist you in determining which county would have the records you are seeking. Oregon currently has 36 counties:

Clatsop CountyColumbia CountyTillamook CountyWashington CountyMultnomah CountyHood RiverWasco CountySherman CountyGilliam CountyMorrow CountyLincoln CountyYamhill CountyPolk CountyBenton CountyClackamas CountyMarion CountyLinn CountyJefferson CountyUmatilla CountyWallowa CountyUnion CountyWheeler CountyGrant CountyBaker CountyCrook CountyLane CountyDeschutes CountyDouglas CountyCoos CountyCurry CountyJosephine CountyJackson CountyKlamath CountyLake CountyHarney CountyMalheur CountyOregon-county-map.gif

Extinct, renamed, or transferred counties:
Champoeg | Clark | Lewis | Twality | Umpqua

Neighboring states: Washington | Idaho | Nevada | California

Major Repositories[edit | edit source]

Oregon State Archives · Knight Library · Mark O. Hatfield Library · The Valley Library · Oregon Historical Society · National Archives at Seattle · Family History Library

Migration Routes[edit | edit source]

Oregon Trail · California Trail · Applegate Trail · Meek Cutoff · Whitman Mission Route · Barlow Road · Klamath Trail · Free Emigrant Road · Upper Columbia River Route · Nez Perce Trail · Lewis and Clark Trail · Santiam Wagon Road · Siskiyou Trail · Thomas and Ruckle Road · York Factory Express · Willamette Valley · Blue Mountain Pass · Rogue River Valley · Great Northern Railway (U.S.) · Union Pacific Railroad · Northern Pacific Railroad · Oregon Short Line Railroad · Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company · Southern Pacific Railroad · Columbia Southern Railway · Oregon Trunk Railroad

Did You Know?[edit | edit source]

  • If your ancestors migrated to the West by following the Oregon Trail, take a look at the Oregon Trail History Library. You’re welcome to add emigration history of your pioneer.
  • The Oregon Trail was much more than a pathway to the state of Oregon; it was the only practical corridor to the entire western United States. The places we now know as Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho and Utah would probably not be a part of the United States today were it not for the Oregon Trail. That's because the Trail was the only feasible way for settlers to get across the mountains.
  • The thousands of settlers who arrived in the Oregon Territory between December 1850 and December 1855 were eligible to receive donation land claims. The applications for these free lands may provide birth, marriage, citizenship, and migration information. Read more...
  • Gretna Greens. When an Oregon couple's marriage is not in their home county, search for it in alternate places like Winnemucca NV, or Weiser ID, or Payette ID. Many people were married in Washington because it did not require waiting or a blood test.[1]

Research Tools[edit | edit source]

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

Websites for death records in the state of Oregon:


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Oregon Research Topics[edit | edit source]


Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. Arlene H. Eakle, "Have you searched and searched for a marriage without finding it?" in Genealogy Blog at http://www.arleneeakle.com/wordpress/2007/02/19/have-you-searched-and-searched-for-the-marriage-without-finding-it/ (accessed 8 January 2011).