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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oregon]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Grant County'''''
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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| county              = Grant County
 
| county              = Grant County
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| seat wl              = Canyon City
 
| seat wl              = Canyon City
 
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| building address = Grant County Court<br>201 S. Humboldt St., #280<br>Canyon City, OR 97820
 
| web                  = gcoregonlive2.com/
 
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| named for            = {{wpd|Ulysses S. Grant|General Ulysses S. Grant}}
 
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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] &gt; [[Oregon|Oregon]] &gt; Grant County'' {{Wikipedia|Grant County, Oregon}}
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=== County Courthouse <br><br>  ===
  
=== County Courthouse ===
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[http://courts.oregon.gov/Grant/ Grant County Courthouse]<br>200 South Humbolt Street<br>Canyon City, Ore 97820<br>541-575-1675<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records 1915-1929<br>marriage, land and probate records from 1864, military<br>records from 1872 and naturalization records&nbsp; 1907-1913<br>Clerk Circuit Cout has divorce .<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grant County, Oregon page 572, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
Grant County Court<br>201 S. Humboldt St., #280<br>Canyon City, OR 97820
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<br>[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/records/local/county/grant/inv/index.html County Records Inventory] listing the records held at the Grant County Court House as of July 2009.  
  
*Records Held at the Courthouse<br>[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cpgrantdescrip.html County Records Inventory] listing the records held at the Grant County Court House as of July 2004.
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Grant County Court is structured differently. Check the County Records Inventory link for addresses for location of records (left column).  
  
*Records Loss:
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
==== Quick Facts  ====
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{{Wikipedia|Grant County, Oregon}} Named for General Ulysses S. Grant, General of the Union Army at the time.
  
Named for General Ulysses S. Grant, General of the Union Army at the time.  
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Gold was discovered in what is now Canyon Creek in 1862, bring a gold rush into the area.  
  
Gold was discovered in what is now Canyon Creek in 1862, bring a gold rush into the area.<br>
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==== Records Loss  ====
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Fire destroyed some pre 1900 marriage records.  
  
 
==== Parent Counties  ====
 
==== Parent Counties  ====
  
'''14 October 1864:''' Grant county was created from [[Wasco County, Oregon|Wasco]] and [[Umatilla County, Oregon|Umatilla]] Counties. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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'''14 October 1864:''' Grant county was created from [[Wasco County, Oregon|Wasco]] and [[Umatilla County, Oregon|Umatilla]] Counties. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}}; {{FHL|1049485|item}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
'''17 February 1899:''' [[Wheeler County, Oregon|Wheeler]] County set off . <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
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'''17 February 1899:''' [[Wheeler County, Oregon|Wheeler]] County set off.  
  
'''23 February 1899:''' [[Harney County, Oregon|Harney]] County set off. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
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'''23 February 1899:''' [[Harney County, Oregon|Harney]] County set off.  
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
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{{Grant County, Oregon}} 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.  
  
{{Grant County, Oregon}}
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==== Trivia Tidbits  ====
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Information about localities, too small or too brief to describe in separate pages. Exception to this are Post Offices. [[Grant County, Oregon Trivia Tidbits|&gt; Trivia Tidbits]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Biography  ====
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=== Biography  ===
  
==== Cemeteries (Rural)&nbsp;  ====
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*An Illustrated history of Baker, Grant, Malheur and Harney counties: with a brief outline of the early history of the state Oregon (1902) {{FHL|144267|item}}
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*The History of Grant County, Oregon, 1862-1983 {{FHL|468656|item}}
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*Index to above {{FHL|391754|item}}
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jtenlen/ORBios/grant.html U.S. Biographies]
  
*[http://oregongravestones.org/ Oregon Gravestones.org]
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=== Cemeteries (Rural)  ===
*[http://74.125.155.132/search?q=cache:http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi FindAGrave.org]<br>
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==== Census  ====
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*Grant County, Oregon cemeteries {{FSbook|76475}}; {{FHL|734629|item}}
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*Grant County, Oregon, cemeteries {{FHL|150865|item}}
  
*1870 - the portion that is now Harney County was not enumerated
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==== Swick aka Weberg Ranch  ====
  
*1880 - the portion that is now Harney County was not enumerated. This includes what is now Burns, Harney, etc.
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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
*1890 - most census's burned in fire and not available. Try finding state census.
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*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;c=1325221 United States 1900 Census]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7884 United States 1910 Census] $
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6061&offerid=0:7858:0 United States 1920 Census] $
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6224&offerid=0:7858:0 United States 1930 Census] $
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==== Church History and Records  ====
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*Cemetery records of Crook County, Oregon {{FHL|154248|item}}
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*http://www.oregongravestones.org/cemetery.php?cemID=2488 Oregon Gravestone Photo Project]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2326187 Find A Grave]
  
==== Court Records ====
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=== Census ===
  
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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==== Federal  ====
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===== 1870  =====
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the portion that is now Harney County was not enumerated.
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*Eastern Oregon 1870 U.S. Census: Baker County, Grant County, Umatilla County, Union County {{FHL|77449|item}}
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*United States 1870 {{RecordSearch|1438024}}
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===== 1880  =====
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the portion that is now Harney County was not enumerated. This includes what is now Burns, Harney, etc.
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*The Federal census of 1880 for Grant County, Oregon {{FHL|153721|item}}
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*Grant County, Oregon 1880 census {{FHL|353788|item}}
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*United States 1880 {{RecordSearch|1417683}}
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===== 1890  =====
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[http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1996/spring/1890-census-1.html Loss of 1890 Census records]
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===== 1900  =====
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*United States 1900 {{RecordSearch|1325221}}
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===== 1910  =====
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*United States 1910 {{RecordSearch|1727033}}
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7884 United States 1910 Census] ''Ancestry [[Access Codes|$]]''
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===== 1920  =====
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*United States 1920 {{RecordSearch|1488411}}
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6061&offerid=0:7858:0 United States 1920 Census] ''Ancestry [[Access Codes|$]]''
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===== 1930  =====
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*United States 1930 {{RecordSearch|1810731}}
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6224&offerid=0:7858:0 United States 1930 Census] ''Ancestry [[Access Codes|$]]''
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===== 1940  =====
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Open Release to the Public, March/April 2012.
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=== Church History and Records  ===
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=== Court Records  ===
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*Divorce case files, 1872-1923 {{FHL|1152548|item}}
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=== Directories  ===
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*Baker City (Oregon) city directories, including Grant County {{FHL|1119289|item}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
  
 
*[http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/zsearch.aspx?ix=ellisisland&qt=l&zplace=Grant%252c%2bOregon&se=Exact Ellis Island Passenger Arrival Records], 1892-1924, listing passengers who stated they are going to Grant County, Oregon
 
*[http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/zsearch.aspx?ix=ellisisland&qt=l&zplace=Grant%252c%2bOregon&se=Exact Ellis Island Passenger Arrival Records], 1892-1924, listing passengers who stated they are going to Grant County, Oregon
  
==== Land and Deeds Records ====
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=== Genealogy ===
  
==== History  ====
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Grant County, Oregon#Biography|Biography]]
  
==== Maps ====
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=== History ===
  
==== Military  ====
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Grant County, Oregon#Biography|Biography]]
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=== Land and Property  ===
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Grant County, Oregon#Taxation|Taxation]]
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=== Maps  ===
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Grant County, Oregon#Taxation|Taxation]]
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=== Military History and Records ===
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*Military list for years 1872-1874 as per return of J.W. King, assessor, and military roll, 1887-1898 {{FHL|758822|item}}<br>"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.
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=== Newspapers  ===
  
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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*[http://www.bluemountaineagle.com/index.asp Blue Mountain Eagle (Grant County Paper)]  
 
*[http://www.bluemountaineagle.com/index.asp Blue Mountain Eagle (Grant County Paper)]  
*[http://newspaperarchive.com/ForgotPassword.aspx?value=invalid Newspaper Archives]&nbsp;$ &nbsp;Good Site
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/ForgotPassword.aspx?value=invalid Newspaper Archives] ($)
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==== Probate  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
  
==== Societies, Libraries and Museums ====
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=== Rivers and Waterways ===
  
==== Taxation  ====
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Details about the rivers and waterways where farms and settlements are often found along them. [[Grant County, Oregon Rivers and Waterways|&gt;&gt; Rivers and Waterways]]
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Taxation  ===
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*Assessor's plat book, 1872-1898 {{FHL|758817|item}}
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*Delinquent tax roll of Grant County, Oregon, 1884-1887 {{FHL|758815|item}}
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=== Vital Records  ===
  
 
*[http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/zsearch.aspx?ix=ssdiall&qt=l&zplace=Grant%252c%2bOregon&se=Exact Social Security Death Index], begins about 1962 to at least 2 months ago.  
 
*[http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/zsearch.aspx?ix=ssdiall&qt=l&zplace=Grant%252c%2bOregon&se=Exact Social Security Death Index], begins about 1962 to at least 2 months ago.  
 
*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/obituary-search-engines-4.htm AncestorHunt.com]  
 
*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/obituary-search-engines-4.htm AncestorHunt.com]  
*[http://www.progenealogists.com/genealogysleuthb.htm Progenealogist.com]  
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*[http://www.progenealogists.com/genealogysleuthb.htm Progenealogist.com]
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==== Marriages  ====
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*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|140648|item}}
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*Grant County, Oregon marriages [1900-2000] {{FHL|1134009|item}}
 
*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index]
 
*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index]
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Voting Records  ===
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Grant County, Oregon#Military_History_and_Records|Military History and Records]]
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== Societies, Libraries and Museums ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[John Day Oregon Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
*[http://www.theusgenweb.org/or/grant/ The Grant County GenWeb Project], part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]], a state project affiliated with [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
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*[http://www.theusgenweb.org/or/grant/ The Grant County GenWeb Project], part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/grant/granttoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Grant County
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OR/Grant/ Linkpendium]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/or/grant/granttoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Grant County (backup site)  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/grant/granttoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project]  
*w[http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/zsearch.aspx?ix=webtreeind&qt=l&zplace=Grant%252c%2bOregon&se=Exact ebtree.com], listing individuals who born or died in Grant County, Oregon. Submitters of gedcoms may add, update or remove contents.<br>
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/grant/granttoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] (backup site)  
*[http://www.oregongenealogy.com/grant/ Grant County Oregon History &amp; Genealogy]  
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*w[http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/zsearch.aspx?ix=webtreeind&qt=l&zplace=Grant%252c%2bOregon&se=Exact ebtree.com], listing individuals who born or died in Grant County, Oregon. Submitters of gedcoms may add, update or remove contents.  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#start familysearch.org]&nbsp;&nbsp;Records being added daily from indexing Granite Mountain Vault in Salt Lake City
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*[http://www.oregongenealogy.com/grant/ Grant County Oregon History and Genealogy]
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Main_Page wiki.familysearch.org]
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*[http://www.fhlfavorites.info/ Family History Library FAVORITES]&nbsp;&nbsp;Most used sites at Salt Lake City Family History Library. Click on the country on the MAP to see what is available for that state or country. &nbsp;Easy site to use. Updated regularly.
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207112&subject_disp=Oregon%2C+Grant&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog for Grant County].<br>
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== References  ==
 
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{{reflist}} {{Oregon}}
  
 
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Grant County, Oregon
Map
Map of Oregon highlighting Grant County
Location in the state of Oregon
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oregon
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Facts
Founded October 14, 1862
County Seat Canyon City
Courthouse
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Address Grant County Court
201 S. Humboldt St., #280
Canyon City, OR 97820
Website: gcoregonlive2.com
Named for: General Ulysses S. Grant
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Contents

County Courthouse

Grant County Courthouse
200 South Humbolt Street
Canyon City, Ore 97820
541-575-1675

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 .[1]


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

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Grant County, Oregon
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

Fire destroyed some pre 1900 marriage records.

Parent Counties

14 October 1864: Grant county was created from Wasco and Umatilla Counties. [2]

Boundary Changes

17 February 1899: Wheeler County set off.

23 February 1899: Harney County set off.

Places / Localities

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

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

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries (Rural)

Swick aka Weberg Ranch

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

Census

Federal

1870

the portion that is now Harney County was not enumerated.

1880

the portion that is now Harney County was not enumerated. This includes what is now Burns, Harney, etc.

1890

Loss of 1890 Census records

1900
1910
1920
1930
1940

Open Release to the Public, March/April 2012.

Church History and Records

Court Records

Directories

  • Baker City (Oregon) city directories, including Grant County FHL Collection

Emigration and Immigration

Genealogy

Gotoarrow.png Biography

History

Gotoarrow.png Biography

Land and Property

Gotoarrow.png Taxation

Maps

Gotoarrow.png Taxation

Military History and Records

  • 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

Probate Records

Rivers and Waterways

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

Taxation

Vital Records

Marriages

Voting Records

Gotoarrow.png Military History and Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. 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.
  2. WorldCat 50140092; FHL Collection Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)