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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oregon|Oregon]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Josephine County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oregon Genealogy|Oregon]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Josephine County''  
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Guide to '''Josephine County, Oregon ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
 
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| county = Josephine County
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| founded year = 1856
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| founded date = January 22
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| seat = Grants Pass
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| building address = Josephine County Courthouse<br>500 NW 6th Street<br>Grants Pass, OR 97526<br>Phone: 541.474.5243<br>[http://www.co.josephine.or.us/ '''Josephine County Website'''] }}
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[http://www.co.josephine.or.us/ &nbsp;]<br>[http://www.co.josephine.or.us/ Josephine County Courthouse]<br>500 NW 6th Street<br>Grants Pass, OR 97526<br>Phone: 541.474.5243<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1857.<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, probate and court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Josephine County, Oregon page 573, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1857.<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, probate and court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Josephine County, Oregon page 573, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
=== Records Held at the Courthouse  ===
 
=== Records Held at the Courthouse  ===
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=== Quick Facts  ===
 
=== Quick Facts  ===
  
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Named for Virginia Josephine Rollins Ort, the first white woman to settle in southern Oregon.  
 
Named for Virginia Josephine Rollins Ort, the first white woman to settle in southern Oregon.  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''22 January 1856:''' Created from [[Umpqua County, Oregon|Umpqua]] County. <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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'''22 January 1856:''' Created from [[Umpqua County, Oregon Genealogy|Umpqua]] County. <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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For animated maps illustrating Oregon County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/oregon/ "Rotating Formation Oregon County Boundary Maps"] (1843-1975) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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===== Cities  =====
 
===== Cities  =====
  
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[[Cave Junction, Oregon|Cave Junction]] | [[Grants Pass, Oregon|Grants Pass]]  
 
[[Cave Junction, Oregon|Cave Junction]] | [[Grants Pass, Oregon|Grants Pass]]  
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===== Communities  =====
 
===== Communities  =====
  
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[[Galice, Oregon|Galice]] | [[Fruitdale, Oregon|Fruitdale]] | [[Harbeck, Oregon|Harbeck]] | [[Kerby, Oregon|Kerby]] | [[Merlin, Oregon|Merlin]] | [[O'Brien, Oregon|O'Brien]] | [[Redwood, Oregon|Redwood]] | [[Selma, Oregon|Selma]] | [[Sunny Valley, Oregon|Sunny Valley]] | [[Takilma, Oregon|Takilma]] | [[Waldo, Oregon|Waldo]] | [[Williams, Oregon|Williams]] | [[Wolf Creek, Oregon|Wolf Creek]]  
 
[[Galice, Oregon|Galice]] | [[Fruitdale, Oregon|Fruitdale]] | [[Harbeck, Oregon|Harbeck]] | [[Kerby, Oregon|Kerby]] | [[Merlin, Oregon|Merlin]] | [[O'Brien, Oregon|O'Brien]] | [[Redwood, Oregon|Redwood]] | [[Selma, Oregon|Selma]] | [[Sunny Valley, Oregon|Sunny Valley]] | [[Takilma, Oregon|Takilma]] | [[Waldo, Oregon|Waldo]] | [[Williams, Oregon|Williams]] | [[Wolf Creek, Oregon|Wolf Creek]]  
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===== Defunct Post Offices  =====
 
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[[Almeda, Oregon|Almeda]] | [[Altamont, Josephine County, Oregon|Altamont]] |
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[[Almeda, Oregon|Almeda]] | [[Altamont, Josephine County, Oregon Genealogy|Altamont]] |  
  
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
  
[[Curry County, Oregon|Curry]] | [[Douglas County, Oregon|Douglas]] | [[Jackson County, Oregon|Jackson]] | '''California '''counties: [[Del Norte County, California|Del Norte]] | [[Siskiyou County, California|Siskiyou]]  
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[[Curry County, Oregon Genealogy|Curry]] | [[Douglas County, Oregon Genealogy|Douglas]] | [[Jackson County, Oregon Genealogy|Jackson]] | '''California '''counties: [[Del Norte County, California Genealogy|Del Norte]] | [[Siskiyou County, California Genealogy|Siskiyou]]  
  
==== 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. [[Josephine 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. [[Josephine County, Oregon Trivia Tidbits|&gt; Trivia Tidbits]]  
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=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
  
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=== Military  ===
 
=== Military  ===
  
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
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[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/or Oregon Online Historical Newspapers] - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.
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<u>[http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/ Historic Oregon Newspapers]</u>&nbsp;&nbsp;as a division of the [http://library.uoregon.edu/diglib/odnp/index.html Oregon Digital Newspaper Program] has digitzied more than 644,000 pages of newspapers throughout Oregon. Dates range from 1846-1922 with selected issues continuing through 1973.<br>
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Grants Pass Daily Courier (Grants Pass)<br>Rogue River Courier&nbsp;(Grants Pass)<br>
  
 
=== Probate  ===
 
=== Probate  ===
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/oregon/or-vital-records/ How to order Oregon Vital Records], [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ordervitalcertificate/ order electronically online] or download an application for Oregon [http://public.health.oregon.gov/BirthDeathCertificates/GetVitalRecords/Documents/birthor.pdf Birth Certificate], [http://public.health.oregon.gov/BirthDeathCertificates/GetVitalRecords/Documents/marryor.pdf Marriage Certificate], [http://public.health.oregon.gov/BirthDeathCertificates/GetVitalRecords/Documents/divorcor.pdf Divorce Certificate], [http://public.health.oregon.gov/BirthDeathCertificates/GetVitalRecords/Documents/deathor.pdf Death Certificate] Application to mail.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/oregon/or-society-archive/ Oregon Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
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*[[Cave Junction Oregon Family History Center]]  
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*[[Cave Junction Oregon Family History Center]]309 S Junction Ave Cave Junction OR 97523 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/place/309+S+Junction+Ave/@42.1639657,-123.6442211,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x54cff9cd6eed910b:0x265a947ae147fcf6 Location Map]  
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*[[Grants Pass Oregon Family History Center]] 1969 Williams Hwy Grants Pass OR 97527 United States [http://goo.gl/maps/jdXlh Location on Map]
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/oregon/josephine-county/ Josephine County, OR History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110357701597661605044 Oregon Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/190997804291208/ Oregon Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://orgenweb.org/josephine/ The Josephine County GenWeb Project] part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://orgenweb.org/josephine/ The Josephine County GenWeb Project] part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OR/Josephine/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OR/Josephine/ Linkpendium]  
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Guide to Josephine County, Oregon ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Josephine County, Oregon
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Map of Oregon highlighting Josephine County
Location in the state of Oregon
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Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 22, 1856
County Seat Grants Pass
Courthouse
Address Josephine County Courthouse
500 NW 6th Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Phone: 541.474.5243
Josephine County Website


Contents

County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1857.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, probate and court records. [1]

Records Held at the Courthouse

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Quick Facts

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Named for Virginia Josephine Rollins Ort, the first white woman to settle in southern Oregon.

Parent County

22 January 1856: Created from Umpqua County. [2]

Boundary Changes

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities

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Cave Junction | Grants Pass

Communities

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Galice | Fruitdale | Harbeck | Kerby | Merlin | O'Brien | Redwood | Selma | Sunny Valley | Takilma | Waldo | Williams | Wolf Creek

Defunct Post Offices

Almeda | Altamont |

Neighboring Counties

Curry | Douglas | Jackson | California counties: Del Norte | Siskiyou

Trivia Tidbits

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

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

  • 1850
  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church History and Records

Court Records

Gazetteers

History

Land and Property

Maps

Orjosephine.jpg

Military

Newspapers

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


Historic Oregon Newspapers  as a division of the Oregon Digital Newspaper Program has digitzied more than 644,000 pages of newspapers throughout Oregon. Dates range from 1846-1922 with selected issues continuing through 1973.

Of particular interest to Josephine County researchers:

Grants Pass Daily Courier (Grants Pass)
Rogue River Courier (Grants Pass)

Probate

Rivers and Waterways

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

Taxation

Vital Records

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 and Libraries

See also a List of Oregon Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

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 Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

Josephine County Oregon Genealogy References

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

 

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