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

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Linn County, Oregon
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Location in the state of Oregon
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Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Founded December 28, 1847
County Seat Albany
Address Linn County Courthouse
300 4th Ave SW
PO Box 100
Albany, OR 97321
Phone: 541.967.3831
Linn County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage records from 1850,
divorce, probate, and court records from 1854
and military  enumeration from 1905. [1]


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28 December 1847: Linn county was created from Champoeg County . Named for U.S. Senator Lewis F. Linn of Missouri. [2]

Boundary Changes

Parts were taken for

  • 11 January 1854: Part taken for Wasco county

For animated maps illustrating Oregon County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Oregon County Boundary Maps" (1843-1975) may be viewed for free at the website.

Places / Localities

Populated Places


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Albany | Brownsville | Gates | Halsey | Harrisburg | Idanha | Lebanon | Lyons | Mill City | Millersburg | Scio | Sodaville | Sweet Home | Tangent | Waterloo


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Cascadia | Crabtree | Crawfordsville | Foster | Jordan | Marion Forks | Riverside | Santiam Junction | Shedd

Discontinued Post Offices

Abberdeen |

Neighboring Counties

Benton | Deschutes | Jefferson | Lane | Marion | Polk

Trivia Tidbits

Information about localities, too small or too brief to describe in separate pages. Exception to this are Post Offices. > Trivia Tidbits



Cemeteries (Rural)


  • 1850
  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1905 State Transcription
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church History and Records

Court Records



Land and Deed Records



Military History and Records


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

Probate Records

Rivers and Waterways

Details about the rivers and waterways where farms and settlements are often found along them. >> Rivers and Waterways


Vital Records

The Family History Library has copies of some county records as following:

Linn County records of deaths 1903-1915, 1915-1947 (the cover title of this one is "Register of Physicians, Midwives and Undertakers", death certificates 1903-1947, coroner's inquest 1909-1960, index 1909-1960.

See also How to order Oregon Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for Oregon Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail.

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Center] for more information. Search the [ online FHC director for a nearby family history center.


Linn County Oregon Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Linn County, Oregon page 573, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. WorldCat 50140092FamilySearch Catalog Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)


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