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Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1854-1967

This collection contains images of Tillamook County records including marriages and land and property records.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Oregon, Tillamook County Records, 1854-1967.

Record Content

Land records generally include the following information:

  • Names of interested individuals
  • Date of transaction
  • Monies exchanged
  • Description of land
  • Name of witnesses

Marriage records generally include the following information:

  • Name and age of the groom
  • Name and age of the bride
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of witnesses
  • Name of the officiator

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name
  • Other identifying information such as the residence or age

Search the Collection

To search the collection:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select "Record Category”
⇒ Select "Record Type, Volume, and Year Range" which takes you to the images.

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • Use the age to calculate the birth date.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the residence or place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the residence or place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names to locate church and land records.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
  • The name of the undertaker, mortuary, or cemetery could lead you to funeral records which often include the names and residences of other family members.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • The information in the records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as more recent records.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
  • Compiling the entries for every person who has the same surname is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual. It can also help you to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives. You may want to repeat this process for each new generation or surname that you identify.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Check for an index. There are often indexes created by local genealogical and historical societies.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.

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Citations for This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  

Collection Citation:

“Oregon, Tillamook County Records, 1854-1967.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Tillamook County Recorder. Tillamook County Courthouse. Tillamook, Oregon.

Image citation:
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