Umatilla County, Oregon Genealogy

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

Umatilla County, Oregon
Map of Oregon highlighting Umatilla County
Location in the state of Oregon
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oregon
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Founded September 27, 1862
County Seat Pendleton
Address Umatilla County Courthouse
216 SE 4th Street
Pendleton, Or 97801-2590
Phone: 541-276-7111
Umatilla County Website

County Courthouse

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County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1862. [1]

Umatilla County Government

County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Umatilla County Court House as of August 2010.

Umatilla County Court is structured differently. Check the County Records Inventory link for addresses for location of records (left column).

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Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

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27 September 1862: Umatilla county was created from Wasco County. [2]

Named after the Umatilla River. The name Umatilla is derived from the Native American name for the river, which was first recorded as Youmalolam in the journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

14 October 1864: Grant

16 February 1885: Morrow County set off.

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Cities[edit | edit source]

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Adams | Athena | Echo | Helix | Hermiston | Milton-Freewater | Pendleton | Pilot Rock | Stanfield | Ukiah | Umatilla | Weston

Communities[edit | edit source]

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Cayuse | Gopher Flats | Holdman | Kirkpatrick | Meacham | Mission | Ordnance | Riverside | Tutuilla

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Defunct Post Offices[edit | edit source]


Indian Reservation[edit | edit source]

Umatilla (Confederated Tribes of Umatilla - specifically Sahaptin-speaking Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla tribes)

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Grant | Morrow | Union | Wallowa | Washington counties: Benton | Columbia | Walla Walla

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]

Trivia Tidbits: Little biographic bits associated with the names of non-population localities.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Census[edit | edit source]

  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church History and Records[edit | edit source]

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Migration[edit | edit source]

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

Military[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 records such as:

Umatilla County record of deaths 1907-1929, certificates of death 1913-1944

Societies, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

Umatilla County Oregon Genealogy References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Umatilla County, Oregon page 574, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. WorldCat 50140092; FHL Collection Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)
  3. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map VI" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at OTMap6.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).