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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Oregon|Oregon ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Oregon_Church_Records|Church Records]]''  
  
Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Oregon were Roman Catholic, Methodist Episcopal, Presbyterian, Baptist, and Christian (Disciples of Christ).  
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Before 1900 the largest religious groups in [[Oregon|Oregon]] were [[Roman Catholic Church in the United States|Roman Catholic]], [[Methodist Church in the United States|Methodist Episcopal]], [[Presbyterian Church in the United States|Presbyterian]], [[Baptist Church in the United States|Baptist]], and Christian ([[Disciples of Christ Church in the United States|Disciples of Christ]]).<ref>William Chamberlin Hunt and United States Bureau of the Census, ''Religious Bodies: 1906'' (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1910), Vol. 1:350. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=Z6ZdiZWeStAC Google Books].</ref>
  
 
=== Missions  ===
 
=== Missions  ===
  
St. Andress Mission - Jesuit 1888-1960<br>
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St. Andress Mission - Jesuit 1888-1960  
  
Some early Episcopal and Catholic records are available at the '''[[Oregon Archives and Libraries|Oregon State Library]]'''. Roman Catholic records for 1838 to 1869 have been published in M. Leona Nichols, Mantle of Elias, ''The Story of Fathers Blanchet and Demers in Early Oregon'' (Portland, Oregon: Binfords and Mort, 1941; Family History Library film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=258406&disp=The+mantle+of+Elias%20%20&columns=*,0,0 372495]). An index is at the Oregon State Archives.
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Some early Episcopal and Catholic records are available at the [http://oregon.gov/OSL/ Oregon State Library]'''&nbsp;'''and at other&nbsp;[[Oregon Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]. Roman Catholic records for 1838 to 1869 have been published in:  
  
The Family History Library collection includes histories of some denominations, such as the Roman Catholics, Methodists, Baptists, and Quakers. The library has few original church records for Oregon.  
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*Nichols, M. Leona. ''The Mantle of Elias: The Story of Fathers Blanchet and Demers in Early Oregon. ''Portland, Ore.: Binfords and Mort, 1941; Digital version, follow link on the catalog at {{FHL|258406|item|disp=FHL film 372495}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28872 Ancestry] ($). An index is at the [http://oregon.gov/OSL/ Oregon State Archives.]
  
A guide to help you locate churches and their records is the ''Directory of Churches and Religious Organizations, State of Oregon'' (Portland, Oregon: Historical Records Survey, 1940; Family History Library fiche [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=150144&disp=Directory+of+churches+and+religious+orga%20%20&columns=*,0,0 6051178]).  
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The [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] collection includes histories of some denominations, such as the Roman Catholics, Methodists, Baptists, and Quakers. The library has few original church records for Oregon.  
  
Many denominations have collected their records into central repositories. You can write to the following addresses:
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A guide to help you locate churches and their records is the:
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*''Directory of Churches and Religious Organizations, State of Oregon'' Portland, Ore.: Historical Records Survey, 1940; {{FHL|150144|item|disp=FHL fiche 6051178}}.
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Many denominations have collected their records into central repositories. You can write to the following addresses:  
  
 
=== Baptist  ===
 
=== Baptist  ===
  
American Baptist—Samuel Colgate Historical Society<br>1106 S. Goodman Street<br>Rochester, NY 14620-2532<br>Telephone: 716-473-1740<br>Fax: 716-473-1740  
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[http://www.crcds.edu/ABHSLib.asp American Baptist—Samuel Colgate Historical Society]<br>1100 S. Goodman Street<br>Rochester, NY 14620-2532<br>Phone: (716) 473-1740<br>Fax: (716) 473-1740  
  
Northrup Library<br>Linfield College<br>900 S. Baker<br>McMinnville, OR 97128-9989<br>Telephone: 503-434-2262<br>Fax: 503-434-2566  
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[http://www.linfield.edu/linfield-libraries/libraries-information/about.html Jereld R. Nicholson Library]<br>Linfield College<br>900 S. Baker<br>McMinnville, OR 97128-9989<br>Phone: (503) 883-2261<br>Fax: (503) 883-2566  
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=== Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  ===
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'''Church records for&nbsp;Oregon''' Wards and Branches can be found on film. The films are located at the LDS Family History Library, at the Church History Library in Salt Lake City and may be sent to Family History Centers. The film numbers, for each ward, can be locate through the Family History Library Catalog. You may find them by refering to ''Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers'' FHL book 979.2258 A3j; fiche 6031507.&nbsp;
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[[Family History Library|Family History Library]]<br>35 N. West Temple <br>Salt Lake City, Utah 84150
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[http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library Church History Library]<br>15 E. North Temple<br>Salt Lake City, Utah 84150<br>FAX: 801-240-2804<br>Phone: 801-240-2745
  
 
=== Disciples of Christ  ===
 
=== Disciples of Christ  ===
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[http://www.discipleshistory.org/ Disciples of Christ Historical Society]<br>1101 19th Avenue South<br>Nashville, TN 37212<br>Phone: (615) 327-1444<br>Fax: (615) 327-1445
  
Disciples of Christ Historical Society<br>1101 19th Avenue South<br>Nashville, TN 37212<br>Telephone: 615-327-1444<br>Fax: 615-327-1445
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For a history of the Disciples of Christ in Oregon, see:  
  
=== Methodist  ===
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*Swander, C.F. ''Making Disciples in Oregon (Church's of Christ in Oregon)'', VJohnson, 1928. On microfilm,&nbsp;{{FHL|1113877|itemdisp=FHL Film 1573532 Item 5}}; digital version at [http://ncbible.org/nwh/Swander.pdf Northwest College of the Bible].
  
United Methodist Archives Center<br>Drew University Library<br>36 Madison Avenue<br>Madison, NJ 07940<br>Telephone: 973-408-3189<br>Fax: 973-408-3909<br>Mailing address:<br>P.O. Box 127<br>Madison, NJ 07940  
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[http://www.gcah.org/site/pp.aspx?c=ghKJI0PHIoE&b=3590193 United Methodist Archives Center]<br>Drew University Library<br>36 Madison Avenue<br>Madison, NJ 07940<br>Phone: (973) 408-3189<br>Fax: (973) 408-3909  
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Mailing address:<br>P.O. Box 127<br>Madison, NJ 07940  
  
 
=== Presbyterian  ===
 
=== Presbyterian  ===
  
Presbyterian Historical Society<br>Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)<br>425 Lombard Street<br>Philadelphia, PA 19147-1516<br>Telephone: 215-627-1852<br>Fax: 215-627-0509  
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[[Image:Oregon churches.png|thumb|right|500px|Oregon churches.png]] [http://www.history.pcusa.org/ Presbyterian Historical Society]<br>Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)<br>425 Lombard Street<br>Philadelphia, PA 19147-1516<br>Phone: (215) 627-1852<br>Fax: (215) 627-0509  
  
To locate Presbyterian records, see ''Inventory of Church Archives of Oregon Presbyterian Churches: 1968 Arrangement with Indexes ''(n.p.: Historical Records Survey, WPA, 1968; Family History Library film 899323).
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Local Presbyteries:
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[http://www.cascadespresbytery.org/ Presbytery of the Cascades]<br>Northeast/Northwest Office<br>0245 S.W. Bancroft Street, Suite D<br>Portland, OR 97239-4272<br>Phone: 800-495-4114<br>Local: 503-227-5486<br>Fax: 503-227-6045
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Central Office<br>1475 Ferry Street, Suite 121-3<br>Eugene, OR 97401-4212<br>Phone: 800-926-3223<br>Local: 541-465-9173<br>Fax: 541-465-9219
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South Office<br>P.O. Box 1145<br>Phoenix, OR 97535-1145<br>Phone: 541-535-7313<br>Fax: 541-535-7585
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[http://www.pbyofeasternoregon.org/ Presbytery of Eastern Oregon]<br>1358 SW Eleventh Street<br>Ontario, OR 97914<br>Phone: 541-889-5592
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To locate Presbyterian records, see:
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*''Inventory of Church Archives of Oregon Presbyterian Churches: 1968 Arrangement with Indexes''. n.p.: Historical Records Survey, WPA, 1968; {{FHL|308751|item|disp=FHL film 899323}}.
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=== Society of Friends (Quakers) ===
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[http://www.georgefox.edu/ George Fox College]<br>Quaker Collection<br>414 N. Meridian Street<br>Newberg, OR 97132-2697<br>Phone: (503) 538-8383
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For a history of Oregon Quakers, see:
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*''Remembering 75 Years of History: Quakers in Oregon''. Newberg, Ore.: Barclay Press, 1967. On film {{FHL|306422|item|disp=FHL film 430055 Item 6}}.
  
 
=== Roman Catholic  ===
 
=== Roman Catholic  ===
  
Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon<br>Chancery Office<br>2838 E. Burnside Street<br>Portland, OR 97214-1895<br>Telephone: 503-234-5334<br>Fax: 503-234-2545<br>Mailing address:<br>P.O. Box 351<br>Portland, OR 97214-1895  
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[http://www.dioceseofbaker.org/index.html Diocese of Baker]<br>P.O. Box 5999<br>Bend, OR 97708-5999<br>Phone: (541) 388-4004
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No record information available.
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Baker County, Oregon|Baker]], [[Crook County, Oregon|Crook]], [[Deschutes County, Oregon|Deschutes]], [[Gilliam County, Oregon|Gilliam]], [[Harney County, Oregon|Harney]], [[Hood River County, Oregon|Hood River]], [[Jefferson County, Oregon|Jefferson]], [[Klamath County, Oregon|Klamath]], [[Lake County, Oregon|Lake]], [[Malheur County, Oregon|Malheur]], [[Morrow County, Oregon|Morrow]], [[Sherman County, Oregon|Sherman]], [[Umatilla County, Oregon|Umatilla]], [[Union County, Oregon|Union]], [[Wallowa County, Oregon|Wallowa]], [[Wasco County, Oregon|Wasco]] and [[Wheeler County, Oregon|Wheeler]].<ref name="rome">[http://www.cdeducation.org/oym/connections/dioceseusmap.htm Map of the Roman Catholic Dioceses in the United States of America], Office of Catholic Schools Diocese of Columbus, accessed 3 Nov 2010.</ref>
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<br>[http://www.archdpdx.org/archives/ Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon]<br>Chancery Office<br>2838 E. Burnside Street<br>Portland, OR 97214-1895<br>Phone: (503) 234-5334<br>Fax: (503) 234-2545  
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Mailing address:<br>P.O. Box 351<br>Portland, OR 97214-1895  
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Benton County, Oregon|Benton]], [[Clackamas County, Oregon|Clackamas]] , [[Clatsop County, Oregon|Clatsop]], [[Columbia County, Oregon|Columbia]], [[Coos County, Oregon|Coos]], [[Curry County, Oregon|Curry]], [[Douglas County, Oregon|Douglas]], [[Josephine County, Oregon|Josephine]], [[Lane County, Oregon|Lane]], [[Lincoln County, Oregon|Lincoln]], [[Linn County, Oregon|Linn]], [[Marion County, Oregon|Marion]], [[Multnomah County, Oregon|Multnomah]], [[Polk County, Oregon|Polk]], [[Tillamook County, Oregon|Tillamook]], [[Washington County, Oregon|Washington]] and [[Yamhill County, Oregon|Yamhill]].<ref name="rome" />
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==== Abstracted records  ====
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Harriet Duncan Munnick published a series of abstracted titled ''Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest''. Osborn-Ryan produced cumulative baptism, marriage, and death indexes to Munnick's work:
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*Osborn-Ryan, Sharon E. ''Cumulative Baptism Index to the Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest''. n.p.: Oregon Heritage Press, 1999. {{FHL|826628|item|disp=FHL Book 979 K22o}}
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*Osborn-Ryan, Sharon E. ''Cumulative Marriage Index to the Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest''. n.p.: Oregon Heritage Press, 1998. {{FHL|733326|item|disp=FHL Book 979.5 K22os}}
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*Osborn-Ryan, Sharon E. ''Cumulative Death Index to the Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest''. Portland, Ore.: S. Osborn-Ryan, 1998.&nbsp;{{FHL|719670|item|disp=FHL Book 979.5 K22o}}
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Here is a breakdown of the contents of each volume of abstracts:
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*Munnick, Harriet Duncan. ''Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest; Vancouver, Volumes I &amp; II (1838-1856) and Stellamaris Mission (1848-1860)''. St. Paul, Ore.: French Prairie Press, 1972. {{FHL|16958|item|disp=FHL Book 979.786 K2c}}.
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*Munnick, Harriet Duncan. ''Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest; St. Paul, Oregon, (1839-1898)''. Portland, Ore.: Binford &amp; Mort, 1979. {{FHL|588144|item|disp=FHL Book 979.537 K2mh}}.
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*Munnick, Harriet Duncan. ''Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest; St. Louis Register (1845-1890), Brooks Register (1893-1909)''. Portland, Ore.: Binford and Mort, 1982. {{FHL|588138|item|disp=FHL Book 979.537 K2m}}.
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*Munnick, Harriet Duncan. ''Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest; Oregon City Register (1842-1890), Salem Register (1864-1885), Jacksonville Register (1854-1885)''. Portland, Ore.: Binford &amp; Mort, 1984. {{FHL|588132|item|disp=FHL Book 979.5 K2m}}.
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*Munnick, Harriet Duncan. ''Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest; Roseburg Register &amp; Missions (1853-1911), Portland Register (1852-1871)''. Portland, Ore.: Binford &amp; Mort, 1986. {{FHL|588126|item|disp=FHL Book 979.529 K2m}}.
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*Munnick, Harriet Duncan. ''Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest; Grand Ronde Register (1860-1898)''. Portland, Ore.: Binford and Mort, 1987. {{FHL|588115|item|disp=FHL Book 979.538 K2m}}.
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*Munnick, Harriet Duncan. ''Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest; Missions of St. Ann &amp; St. Rose (1847-1888), Walla Walla and Frenchtown (1859-1872), and Frenchtown (1872-1888)''. Portland, Ore.: Binford &amp; Mort, 1989. {{FHL|451605|item|disp=FHL Book 979.5 K2mh}}.
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==== Histories  ====
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*O'Hara, Edwin V. ''Pioneer Catholic History of Oregon''. Portland, Ore.: Glass &amp; Prudhomme Company, 1911. {{FHL|752203|item|disp=FHL Book 979.5 K2o}}; digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=AYQTAAAAYAAJ Google Books].
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Oregon  Gotoarrow.png  Church Records

Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Oregon were Roman Catholic, Methodist Episcopal, Presbyterian, Baptist, and Christian (Disciples of Christ).[1]

Contents

Missions

St. Andress Mission - Jesuit 1888-1960

Some early Episcopal and Catholic records are available at the Oregon State Library and at other Archives and Libraries. Roman Catholic records for 1838 to 1869 have been published in:

  • Nichols, M. Leona. The Mantle of Elias: The Story of Fathers Blanchet and Demers in Early Oregon. Portland, Ore.: Binfords and Mort, 1941; Digital version, follow link on the catalog at FHL film 372495; digital version at Ancestry ($). An index is at the Oregon State Archives.

The Family History Library collection includes histories of some denominations, such as the Roman Catholics, Methodists, Baptists, and Quakers. The library has few original church records for Oregon.

A guide to help you locate churches and their records is the:

  • Directory of Churches and Religious Organizations, State of Oregon Portland, Ore.: Historical Records Survey, 1940; FHL fiche 6051178.

Many denominations have collected their records into central repositories. You can write to the following addresses:

Baptist

American Baptist—Samuel Colgate Historical Society
1100 S. Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14620-2532
Phone: (716) 473-1740
Fax: (716) 473-1740

Jereld R. Nicholson Library
Linfield College
900 S. Baker
McMinnville, OR 97128-9989
Phone: (503) 883-2261
Fax: (503) 883-2566

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Church records for Oregon Wards and Branches can be found on film. The films are located at the LDS Family History Library, at the Church History Library in Salt Lake City and may be sent to Family History Centers. The film numbers, for each ward, can be locate through the Family History Library Catalog. You may find them by refering to Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers FHL book 979.2258 A3j; fiche 6031507. 

Family History Library
35 N. West Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150

Church History Library
15 E. North Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150
FAX: 801-240-2804
Phone: 801-240-2745

Disciples of Christ

Disciples of Christ Historical Society
1101 19th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212
Phone: (615) 327-1444
Fax: (615) 327-1445

For a history of the Disciples of Christ in Oregon, see:

United Methodist Archives Center
Drew University Library
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
Phone: (973) 408-3189
Fax: (973) 408-3909

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 127
Madison, NJ 07940

Presbyterian

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Presbyterian Historical Society
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
425 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147-1516
Phone: (215) 627-1852
Fax: (215) 627-0509

Local Presbyteries:

Presbytery of the Cascades
Northeast/Northwest Office
0245 S.W. Bancroft Street, Suite D
Portland, OR 97239-4272
Phone: 800-495-4114
Local: 503-227-5486
Fax: 503-227-6045

Central Office
1475 Ferry Street, Suite 121-3
Eugene, OR 97401-4212
Phone: 800-926-3223
Local: 541-465-9173
Fax: 541-465-9219

South Office
P.O. Box 1145
Phoenix, OR 97535-1145
Phone: 541-535-7313
Fax: 541-535-7585

Presbytery of Eastern Oregon
1358 SW Eleventh Street
Ontario, OR 97914
Phone: 541-889-5592

To locate Presbyterian records, see:

  • Inventory of Church Archives of Oregon Presbyterian Churches: 1968 Arrangement with Indexes. n.p.: Historical Records Survey, WPA, 1968; FHL film 899323.

Society of Friends (Quakers)

George Fox College
Quaker Collection
414 N. Meridian Street
Newberg, OR 97132-2697
Phone: (503) 538-8383

For a history of Oregon Quakers, see:

  • Remembering 75 Years of History: Quakers in Oregon. Newberg, Ore.: Barclay Press, 1967. On film FHL film 430055 Item 6.

Roman Catholic

Diocese of Baker
P.O. Box 5999
Bend, OR 97708-5999
Phone: (541) 388-4004

No record information available.

The diocese includes the counties of: Baker, Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Harney, Hood River, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco and Wheeler.[2]


Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon
Chancery Office
2838 E. Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97214-1895
Phone: (503) 234-5334
Fax: (503) 234-2545

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 351
Portland, OR 97214-1895

The diocese includes the counties of: Benton, Clackamas , Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Josephine, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Washington and Yamhill.[2]

Abstracted records

Harriet Duncan Munnick published a series of abstracted titled Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest. Osborn-Ryan produced cumulative baptism, marriage, and death indexes to Munnick's work:

  • Osborn-Ryan, Sharon E. Cumulative Baptism Index to the Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest. n.p.: Oregon Heritage Press, 1999. FHL Book 979 K22o
  • Osborn-Ryan, Sharon E. Cumulative Marriage Index to the Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest. n.p.: Oregon Heritage Press, 1998. FHL Book 979.5 K22os
  • Osborn-Ryan, Sharon E. Cumulative Death Index to the Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest. Portland, Ore.: S. Osborn-Ryan, 1998. FHL Book 979.5 K22o

Here is a breakdown of the contents of each volume of abstracts:

  • Munnick, Harriet Duncan. Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest; Vancouver, Volumes I & II (1838-1856) and Stellamaris Mission (1848-1860). St. Paul, Ore.: French Prairie Press, 1972. FHL Book 979.786 K2c.
  • Munnick, Harriet Duncan. Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest; St. Paul, Oregon, (1839-1898). Portland, Ore.: Binford & Mort, 1979. FHL Book 979.537 K2mh.
  • Munnick, Harriet Duncan. Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest; St. Louis Register (1845-1890), Brooks Register (1893-1909). Portland, Ore.: Binford and Mort, 1982. FHL Book 979.537 K2m.
  • Munnick, Harriet Duncan. Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest; Oregon City Register (1842-1890), Salem Register (1864-1885), Jacksonville Register (1854-1885). Portland, Ore.: Binford & Mort, 1984. FHL Book 979.5 K2m.
  • Munnick, Harriet Duncan. Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest; Roseburg Register & Missions (1853-1911), Portland Register (1852-1871). Portland, Ore.: Binford & Mort, 1986. FHL Book 979.529 K2m.
  • Munnick, Harriet Duncan. Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest; Grand Ronde Register (1860-1898). Portland, Ore.: Binford and Mort, 1987. FHL Book 979.538 K2m.
  • Munnick, Harriet Duncan. Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest; Missions of St. Ann & St. Rose (1847-1888), Walla Walla and Frenchtown (1859-1872), and Frenchtown (1872-1888). Portland, Ore.: Binford & Mort, 1989. FHL Book 979.5 K2mh.

Histories

  • O'Hara, Edwin V. Pioneer Catholic History of Oregon. Portland, Ore.: Glass & Prudhomme Company, 1911. FHL Book 979.5 K2o; digital version at Google Books.

References

  1. William Chamberlin Hunt and United States Bureau of the Census, Religious Bodies: 1906 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1910), Vol. 1:350. Digital version at Google Books.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Map of the Roman Catholic Dioceses in the United States of America, Office of Catholic Schools Diocese of Columbus, accessed 3 Nov 2010.