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Before 1900 the largest religious groups in 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]]).{{cn}}  
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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]]).{{cn}}  
  
 
=== Missions  ===
 
=== Missions  ===
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Disciples of Christ Historical Society<br>1101 19th Avenue South<br>Nashville, TN 37212<br>Telephone: 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  
  
For a history of the Disciples of Christ in Oregon, see:
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For a history of the Disciples of Christ in Oregon, see:  
  
*Swander, C.F. ''Making Disciples in Oregon (Church's of Christ in Oregon)'', VJohnson, 1928. Digital version at [http://ncbible.org/nwh/Swander.pdf Northwest College of the Bible].
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*Swander, C.F. ''Making Disciples in Oregon (Church's of Christ in Oregon)'', VJohnson, 1928. {{FHL|1113877|item}} 1573532 Item 5; digital version at [http://ncbible.org/nwh/Swander.pdf Northwest College of the Bible].
  
 
=== Methodist  ===
 
=== Methodist  ===
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George Fox College<br>Quaker Collection<br>[http://www.georgefox.edu/mlrc/library Shambaugh Library]<br>414 N. Meridian Street<br>Newberg, OR 97132-2697<br>Telephone: 503-538-8383  
 
George Fox College<br>Quaker Collection<br>[http://www.georgefox.edu/mlrc/library Shambaugh Library]<br>414 N. Meridian Street<br>Newberg, OR 97132-2697<br>Telephone: 503-538-8383  
  
For a history of Oregon Quakers, see:
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For a history of Oregon Quakers, see:  
  
*''Remembering 75 Years of History: Quakers in Oregon'', Newberg, Ore.: Barclay Press, 1967.
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*''Remembering 75 Years of History: Quakers in Oregon''. Newberg, Ore.: Barclay Press, 1967. {{FHL|306422|item}} 430055 Item 6
  
 
=== Roman Catholic  ===
 
=== Roman Catholic  ===
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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]]  
 
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]]  
  
==== '''Abstracted records''' ====
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==== '''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:
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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:  
  
*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}} 979 K22o
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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}} 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|733326|item}} 979.5 K22os
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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}} 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.&nbsp;{{FHL|719670|item}} 979.5 K22o
 
*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}} 979.5 K22o
  
Here is a breakdown of the contents of each volume of abstracts:
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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 &amp; II (1838-1856) and Stellamaris Mission (1848-1860)''. St. Paul, Ore.: French Prairie Press, 1972. {{FHL|16958|item}} 979.786 K2c
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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}} 979.786 K2c  
*Munnick, Harriet Duncan. ''Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest; St. Paul, Oregon, (1839-1898)''. Portland, Ore.: Binford &amp; Mort, 1979. {{FHL|588144|item}} 979.537 K2mh
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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}} 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|588138|item}} 979.537 K2m
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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}} 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 &amp; Mort, 1984. {{FHL|588132|item}} 979.5 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}} 979.5 K2m  
*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. {{FHL588126|item}} 979.529 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}} 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|588115|item}} 979.538 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}} 979.538 K2m  
 
*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}} 979.5 K2mh
 
*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}} 979.5 K2mh
  
 
==== '''Histories:'''  ====
 
==== '''Histories:'''  ====
  
*O'Hara, Edwin V. ''Pioneer Catholic History of Oregon''. Portland, Ore.: Glass &amp; Prudhomme Company, 1911. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=AYQTAAAAYAAJ Google Books].
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*O'Hara, Edwin V. ''Pioneer Catholic History of Oregon''. Portland, Ore.: Glass &amp; Prudhomme Company, 1911. {{FHL|752203|item}} 979.5 K2o; digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=AYQTAAAAYAAJ Google Books].
  
 
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{{Oregon}}  
  
 
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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).[citation needed]


Contents

Missions

St. Andress Mission - Jesuit 1888-1960

Some early Episcopal and Catholic records are available at the Oregon State LibraryOregon 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; FHL Collection 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 Collection 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
1106 S. Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14620-2532
Telephone: 716-473-1740
Fax: 716-473-1740

Northrup Library
Linfield College
900 S. Baker
McMinnville, OR 97128-9989
Telephone: 503-434-2262
Fax: 503-434-2566

Disciples of Christ

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

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

Methodist

United Methodist Archives Center
Drew University Library
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
Telephone: 973-408-3189
Fax: 973-408-3909
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 127
Madison, NJ 07940

Presbyterian

Presbyterian Historical Society
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
425 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147-1516
Telephone: 215-627-1852
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; FHL Collection film 899323.

Society of Friends (Quakers)

George Fox College
Quaker Collection
Shambaugh Library
414 N. Meridian Street
Newberg, OR 97132-2697
Telephone: 503-538-8383

For a history of Oregon Quakers, see:

  • Remembering 75 Years of History: Quakers in Oregon. Newberg, Ore.: Barclay Press, 1967. FHL Collection 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


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

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 Collection 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 Collection 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 Collection 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 Collection 979.786 K2c
  • Munnick, Harriet Duncan. Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest; St. Paul, Oregon, (1839-1898). Portland, Ore.: Binford & Mort, 1979. FHL Collection 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 Collection 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 Collection 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 Collection 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 Collection 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 Collection 979.5 K2mh

Histories:

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