Grant County, Oregon Genealogy

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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oregon]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Grant County'''''  
 
''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oregon]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Grant County'''''  
  
=== Quick Facts  ===
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=== Historicla Facts  ===
  
 
{{Wikipedia|Grant County, Oregon}} Named for General Ulysses S. Grant, General of the Union Army at the time.  
 
{{Wikipedia|Grant County, Oregon}} 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.  
  
County Courthouse <br>Grant County Courthouse<br> 200 S Humbolt Street<br> Canyon City, OR 97820<br> Phone: 541.575.1675&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and&nbsp;death records 1915-1929<br>&nbsp;marriage, <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1345045495770_998" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1345045495770_420" />land and probate records from 1864, <br>military records from 1872 and naturalization records 1907-1913;<br> Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records <br>
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County Courthouse  
  
*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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[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/records/local/county/lane/inv/index.html County Records Inventory] listing the records held at the Grant County Court House as of July 2009.  
  
==== Records Loss ====
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Grant County Court is structured differently. Check the County Records Inventory link for addresses for location of records (left column).
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==== Records Loss ====
  
 
Fire destroyed some pre 1900 marriage records.  
 
Fire destroyed some pre 1900 marriage records.  
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==== Parent Counties  ====
 
==== Parent Counties  ====
  
'''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>  
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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  ====
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'''17 February 1899:''' [[Wheeler County, Oregon|Wheeler]] County set off.  
 
'''17 February 1899:''' [[Wheeler County, Oregon|Wheeler]] County set off.  
  
'''23 February 1899:''' [[Harney County, Oregon|Harney]] County set off.
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'''23 February 1899:''' [[Harney County, Oregon|Harney]] County set off.  
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
{{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.
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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.  
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==== Trivia Tidbits ====
  
====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]]  
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]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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=== Cemeteries (Rural)  ===
 
=== Cemeteries (Rural)  ===
  
*Grant County, Oregon cemeteries {{FHL|734629|item}} [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH40,66490 BYU Family History Archive (Vol. 5 only)]
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*Grant County, Oregon cemeteries {{FHL|734629|item}}; [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH40,66490 BYU Family History Archive (Vol. 5 only)]  
 
*Grant County, Oregon, cemeteries {{FHL|150865|item}}
 
*Grant County, Oregon, cemeteries {{FHL|150865|item}}
  
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=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
  
==== Federal ====
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===== 1870  =====
 
===== 1870  =====
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the portion that is now Harney County was not enumerated.  
 
the portion that is now Harney County was not enumerated.  
  
*Eastern Oregon 1870 U.S. Census&nbsp;: Baker County, Grant County, Umatilla County, Union County {{FHL|77449|item}}  
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*Eastern Oregon 1870 U.S. Census: Baker County, Grant County, Umatilla County, Union County {{FHL|77449|item}}  
 
*United States 1870 {{RecordSearch|1438024}}
 
*United States 1870 {{RecordSearch|1438024}}
  
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===== 1890  =====
 
===== 1890  =====
  
[http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1996/spring/1890-census-1.html Loss of 1890 Census records]
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[http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1996/spring/1890-census-1.html Loss of 1890 Census records]  
  
 
===== 1900  =====
 
===== 1900  =====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6224&offerid=0:7858:0 United States 1930 Census] ''Ancestry [[Access Codes|$]]''
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6224&offerid=0:7858:0 United States 1930 Census] ''Ancestry [[Access Codes|$]]''
  
===== 1940 =====
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===== 1940 =====
  
 
Open Release to the Public, March/April 2012.  
 
Open Release to the Public, March/April 2012.  
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*Divorce case files, 1872-1923 {{FHL|1152548|item}}
 
*Divorce case files, 1872-1923 {{FHL|1152548|item}}
  
=== Directories ===
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=== Directories ===
  
 
*Baker City (Oregon) city directories, including Grant County {{FHL|1119289|item}}
 
*Baker City (Oregon) city directories, including Grant County {{FHL|1119289|item}}
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=== Genealogy  ===
 
=== Genealogy  ===
  
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Grant_County,_Oregon#Biography|Biography]]
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Grant County, Oregon#Biography|Biography]]  
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
  
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Grant_County,_Oregon#Biography|Biography]]
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Grant County, Oregon#Biography|Biography]]  
  
 
=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
  
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Grant_County,_Oregon#Taxation|Taxation]]
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Grant County, Oregon#Taxation|Taxation]]  
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
  
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Grant_County,_Oregon#Taxation|Taxation]]
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Grant County, Oregon#Taxation|Taxation]]  
  
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/ForgotPassword.aspx?value=invalid Newspaper Archives] ($)
 
*[http://newspaperarchive.com/ForgotPassword.aspx?value=invalid Newspaper Archives] ($)
  
=== Probate Records ===
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=== Probate Records ===
  
 
=== Rivers and Waterways  ===
 
=== Rivers and Waterways  ===
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]]
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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]]  
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
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*[http://www.progenealogists.com/genealogysleuthb.htm Progenealogist.com]
 
*[http://www.progenealogists.com/genealogysleuthb.htm Progenealogist.com]
  
==== Marriages ====
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==== Marriages ====
  
 
*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}}  
 
*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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=== Voting Records  ===
 
=== Voting Records  ===
  
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Grant_County,_Oregon#Military_History_and_Records|Military History and Records]]
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Grant County, Oregon#Military_History_and_Records|Military History and Records]]  
  
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[John Day Oregon Family History Center]]
 
*[[John Day Oregon Family History Center]]
  
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
{{reflist}} {{Oregon}} {{Oregon-stub}}  
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{{reflist}} {{Oregon}}
  
 
[[Category:Grant_County,_Oregon]]
 
[[Category:Grant_County,_Oregon]]

Revision as of 17:32, 15 August 2012

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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United States Gotoarrow.png Oregon Gotoarrow.png Grant County

Contents

Historicla 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.

County Courthouse

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).

Records Loss

Fire destroyed some pre 1900 marriage records.

Parent Counties

14 October 1864: Grant county was created from Wasco and Umatilla Counties. [1]

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

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