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== Welcome to Oregon, Beaver State  ==
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=== Welcome to Oregon, Beaver State  ===
  
 
'''Oregon''' is a western state of the [[United States]]. It was the 33rd state admitted to the Union, on February 14, 1859.  
 
'''Oregon''' is a western state of the [[United States]]. It was the 33rd state admitted to the Union, on February 14, 1859.  
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According to the Oregon Blue Book, the source for the earliest written use of the word "Oregon" was Major Robert Rogers, a British army officer. In his 1765 proposal for a journey.  
 
According to the Oregon Blue Book, the source for the earliest written use of the word "Oregon" was Major Robert Rogers, a British army officer. In his 1765 proposal for a journey.  
  
== Oregon Research Topics  ==
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=== Oregon Research Topics  ===
  
 
{{Oregon Topics}}  
 
{{Oregon Topics}}  
  
== News and Events  ==
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=== News and Events  ===
  
 
:Add family history news and events occurring in the state of Oregon here.
 
:Add family history news and events occurring in the state of Oregon here.
  
== Counties of Oregon  ==
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=== Counties of Oregon  ===
  
 
[[Oregon County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Oregon County Creation Dates and Parent Counties]] showing dates they were created or renamed and counties created from older counties. Details will assist you in determining which county would have the records you are seeking. Oregon currently has 36 counties: {{ORimagemap}}  
 
[[Oregon County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Oregon County Creation Dates and Parent Counties]] showing dates they were created or renamed and counties created from older counties. Details will assist you in determining which county would have the records you are seeking. Oregon currently has 36 counties: {{ORimagemap}}  
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Neighboring states: [[Washington]] | [[Idaho]] | [[Nevada]] | [[California]]  
 
Neighboring states: [[Washington]] | [[Idaho]] | [[Nevada]] | [[California]]  
  
== Featured Content  ==
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== Did You Know?  ==
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=== Did You Know?  ===
  
 
*If your ancestors migrated to the West by following the Oregon Trail, take a look at the [http://www.endoftheoregontrail.org/histhome.html Oregon Trail History Library]. You’re welcome to add emigration history of your pioneer.  
 
*If your ancestors migrated to the West by following the Oregon Trail, take a look at the [http://www.endoftheoregontrail.org/histhome.html Oregon Trail History Library]. You’re welcome to add emigration history of your pioneer.  
 
*The Oregon Trail was much more than a pathway to the state of Oregon; it was the only practical corridor to the entire western United States. The places we now know as [[Washington|Washington]], Oregon, [[California|California]], [[Nevada|Nevada]], [[Idaho|Idaho]] and [[Utah|Utah]] would probably not be a part of the United States today were it not for the Oregon Trail. That's because the Trail was the only feasible way for settlers to get across the mountains.  
 
*The Oregon Trail was much more than a pathway to the state of Oregon; it was the only practical corridor to the entire western United States. The places we now know as [[Washington|Washington]], Oregon, [[California|California]], [[Nevada|Nevada]], [[Idaho|Idaho]] and [[Utah|Utah]] would probably not be a part of the United States today were it not for the Oregon Trail. That's because the Trail was the only feasible way for settlers to get across the mountains.  
*The thousands of settlers who arrived in the Oregon Territory between December 1850 and December 1855 were eligible to receive donation land claims. The applications for these free lands may provide birth, marriage, citizenship, and migration information. [[Oregon Land and Property Records|Read more...]]
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*The thousands of settlers who arrived in the Oregon Territory between December 1850 and December 1855 were eligible to receive donation land claims. The applications for these free lands may provide birth, marriage, citizenship, and migration information. [[Oregon Land and Property Records|Read more...]]  
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*'''[[Gretna Greens in the United States|Gretna Greens]].''' When an Oregon couple's marriage is not in their home county, search for it in alternate places like [[Humboldt County, Nevada|Winnemucca NV]], or [[Kootenai County, Idaho|Coeur d'Alene ID]].<ref name="Eakle1">Arlene H. Eakle, "Have you searched and searched for a marriage without finding it?" in ''Genealogy Blog'' at http://www.arleneeakle.com/wordpress/2007/02/19/have-you-searched-and-searched-for-the-marriage-without-finding-it/ (accessed 8 January 2011).</ref>
  
== Research Tools  ==
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=== Research Tools  ===
  
 
*'''Ask a question '''about how to find your Oregon ancestors at the [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/forumdisplay.php?f=35 Western States Research forum].  
 
*'''Ask a question '''about how to find your Oregon ancestors at the [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/forumdisplay.php?f=35 Western States Research forum].  
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*[[Western States Marriage Index|Western States Marriage Index]]  
 
*[[Western States Marriage Index|Western States Marriage Index]]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ortttp/ Oregon Trails to the Past]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ortttp/ Oregon Trails to the Past]  
*[http://www.orgenweb.org/ The ORGenWeb Project]  
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*The [http://www.orgenweb.org/ ORGenWeb Project] provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links.
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OR/ALL/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Oregon.pdf BYU Oregon Research Outline] largely duplicates these Wiki pages. Includes some bibliographic lists from BYU Library, 2001.
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Websites for death records in the state of Oregon:  
 
Websites for death records in the state of Oregon:  
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*[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/ Oregon State Archives] for death certificates, up to and including 1959.
 
*[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/ Oregon State Archives] for death certificates, up to and including 1959.
  
== Things you can do  ==
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=== Things you can do  ===
  
 
*Visit the [http://www.historyresearch.utah.gov/ Research Center] of the Utah State Archives and Utah State History  
 
*Visit the [http://www.historyresearch.utah.gov/ Research Center] of the Utah State Archives and Utah State History  
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In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:  
 
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:  
  
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== Contributors  ==
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*[[User:Dsammy|Sammy]] is the moderator for the Oregon content. Assistant moderators are needed. Submit your request to be the assistant by adding a comment on the [[Talk:Oregon|Discussion page]]. Contributors for the Oregon content during the past three months include: (stay tuned, the list is coming soon!)
 
*[[User:Dsammy|Sammy]] is the moderator for the Oregon content. Assistant moderators are needed. Submit your request to be the assistant by adding a comment on the [[Talk:Oregon|Discussion page]]. Contributors for the Oregon content during the past three months include: (stay tuned, the list is coming soon!)
  
== Links to Oregon-related Articles  ==
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=== Links to Oregon-related Articles  ===
  
 
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Welcome to Oregon, Beaver State

Oregon is a western state of the United States. It was the 33rd state admitted to the Union, on February 14, 1859.

The settlement of the Oregon Country commenced in March 1811 with the fur-trappers from John Jacob Astor's company "Pacific Fur Company" at Fort Astoria, now simply Astoria.

According to the Oregon Blue Book, the source for the earliest written use of the word "Oregon" was Major Robert Rogers, a British army officer. In his 1765 proposal for a journey.

Oregon Research Topics

News and Events

Add family history news and events occurring in the state of Oregon here.

Counties of Oregon

Oregon County Creation Dates and Parent Counties showing dates they were created or renamed and counties created from older counties. Details will assist you in determining which county would have the records you are seeking. Oregon currently has 36 counties:
Clatsop CountyColumbia CountyTillamook CountyWashington CountyMultnomah CountyHood RiverWasco CountySherman CountyGilliam CountyMorrow CountyLincoln CountyYamhill CountyPolk CountyBenton CountyClackamas CountyMarion CountyLinn CountyJefferson CountyUmatilla CountyWallowa CountyUnion CountyWheeler CountyGrant CountyBaker CountyCrook CountyLane CountyDeschutes CountyDouglas CountyCoos CountyCurry CountyJosephine CountyJackson CountyKlamath CountyLake CountyHarney CountyMalheur CountyOregon-county-map.gif
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Extinct, renamed, or transferred counties:
Champoeg | Clark | Lewis | Twality | Umpqua

Neighboring states: Washington | Idaho | Nevada | California

Featured Content

Did You Know?

  • If your ancestors migrated to the West by following the Oregon Trail, take a look at the Oregon Trail History Library. You’re welcome to add emigration history of your pioneer.
  • The Oregon Trail was much more than a pathway to the state of Oregon; it was the only practical corridor to the entire western United States. The places we now know as Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho and Utah would probably not be a part of the United States today were it not for the Oregon Trail. That's because the Trail was the only feasible way for settlers to get across the mountains.
  • The thousands of settlers who arrived in the Oregon Territory between December 1850 and December 1855 were eligible to receive donation land claims. The applications for these free lands may provide birth, marriage, citizenship, and migration information. Read more...
  • Gretna Greens. When an Oregon couple's marriage is not in their home county, search for it in alternate places like Winnemucca NV, or Coeur d'Alene ID.[1]


Research Tools

Websites for death records in the state of Oregon:

Things you can do

  • Visit the Research Center of the Utah State Archives and Utah State History
  • Know of any others? Feel free to add to this list.

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:

Contributors

  • Sammy is the moderator for the Oregon content. Assistant moderators are needed. Submit your request to be the assistant by adding a comment on the Discussion page. Contributors for the Oregon content during the past three months include: (stay tuned, the list is coming soon!)

Links to Oregon-related Articles


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