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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oregon_County,_Missouri|Oregon County]]''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri Genealogy|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oregon_County,_Missouri|Oregon County]]''  
  
Guide to '''Oregon County Missouri genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Oregon County, Missouri ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
 
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<br>Clerk Cicuit Court has court has marriage, divorce, marriage and court records; <br>Probate Judge has probate records; Recorder Deeds has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oregon County, Missouri. Page 403 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
<br>Clerk Cicuit Court has court has marriage, divorce, marriage and court records; <br>Probate Judge has probate records; Recorder Deeds has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oregon County, Missouri. Page 403 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== History&nbsp;  ==
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== History ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1845--'''Oregon County was created 14 February 1845&nbsp;from [[Ripley County, Missouri|Ripley]] County. '''County seat:''' Alton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1845--'''Oregon County was created 14 February 1845 from [[Ripley County, Missouri Genealogy|Ripley]] County. '''County seat:''' Alton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps"] (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
See an interactive map of Oregon County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html border changes] at N2Genealogy.  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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For a list of record loss in Missouri counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-counties/#courthouse Missouri Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Oregon, Thayer|place|disp=Thayer}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Oregon, Woodside|place|disp=Woodside}}
  
 
[http://thelibrary.springfield.missouri.org/lochist/moser/oregon.html A Directory of Towns, Villages, and Hamlets Past and Present of Oregon County, Missouri]. Compiled by Arthur Paul Moser is available from the Springfield-Greene County Library District.<br>Also, the [http://shs.umsystem.edu/index.shtml State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html historical Missouri place names] for all 114 Missouri Counties.<br>  
 
[http://thelibrary.springfield.missouri.org/lochist/moser/oregon.html A Directory of Towns, Villages, and Hamlets Past and Present of Oregon County, Missouri]. Compiled by Arthur Paul Moser is available from the Springfield-Greene County Library District.<br>Also, the [http://shs.umsystem.edu/index.shtml State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html historical Missouri place names] for all 114 Missouri Counties.<br>  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Carter County, Missouri|Carter]]  
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[[Carter County, Missouri Genealogy|Carter]] {{•}}
*[[Fulton County, Arkansas|Fulton County, Arkansas]]  
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[[Fulton County, Arkansas Genealogy|Fulton County, Arkansas]] {{•}}
*[[Howell County, Missouri|Howell]]  
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[[Howell County, Missouri Genealogy|Howell]] {{•}}
*[[Randolph County, Arkansas|Randolph County, Arkansas]]  
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[[Randolph County, Arkansas Genealogy|Randolph County, Arkansas]] {{•}}
*[[Ripley County, Missouri|Ripley]]  
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[[Ripley County, Missouri Genealogy|Ripley]] {{•}}
*[[Shannon County, Missouri|Shannon]]  
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[[Shannon County, Missouri Genealogy|Shannon]] {{•}}
*[[Sharp County, Arkansas|Sharp County, Arkansas]]
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[[Sharp County, Arkansas Genealogy|Sharp County, Arkansas]]
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<center>{{MOOregon, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{MO Church Intro}}
  
 
[http://www.topozone.com/states/Missouri.asp?county=Oregon&feature=Church Topographic Map Church Features in Oregon County, Missouri].  
 
[http://www.topozone.com/states/Missouri.asp?county=Oregon&feature=Church Topographic Map Church Features in Oregon County, Missouri].  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
*[http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/land/results.asp?txtName=&txtCounty=Oregon&txtYear=&hSearchID=Name Oregon County, Missouri Land Patents:&nbsp;1831-1969].  
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{{MO Land}}
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/Default.asp?Tab1=2&f1=MO&f2=&f3= BLM Land Patent Search].  
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*Many&nbsp;Land records for Oregon County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|373994|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
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*[http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/land/results.asp?txtName=&txtCounty=Oregon&txtYear=&hSearchID=Name Oregon County, Missouri Land Patents: 1831-1969].  
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspxDefault.asp?Tab1=2&f1=MO&f2=&f3= BLM Land Patent Search].  
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*Many Land records for Oregon County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|373994|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MO History}}
  
 
*[http://www.mooregon.org/pubbooks.htm Oregon County, Missouri Published Books].  
 
*[http://www.mooregon.org/pubbooks.htm Oregon County, Missouri Published Books].  
 
*[http://web.mst.edu/~whmcinfo/counties/oregon/ Oregon County Missouri]. This lists collections in the Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Rolla that del in some manner with Oregon County.  
 
*[http://web.mst.edu/~whmcinfo/counties/oregon/ Oregon County Missouri]. This lists collections in the Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Rolla that del in some manner with Oregon County.  
*Many&nbsp;History records for Oregon County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|425407|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
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*Many History records for Oregon County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|425407|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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[[Image:Mooregon.jpg|900px|Mooregon.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/MO/County/oregon.htm 1895 U. S. Atlas of Oregon County Missouri].  
 
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/MO/County/oregon.htm 1895 U. S. Atlas of Oregon County Missouri].  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/maps/missouri/images/oregon.gif 1990 Federal Census Map of Oregon County Missouri].
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/maps/missouri/images/oregon.gif 1990 Federal Census Map of Oregon County Missouri].  
 
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*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Oregon_County Oregon County townships] (Histopolis)<br>  
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Oregon_County Oregon County townships] (Histopolis)<br>  
 
*The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=7474c95ce6e68ec22a63efb27869515c;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all Missouri counties including Oregon County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
 
*The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=7474c95ce6e68ec22a63efb27869515c;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all Missouri counties including Oregon County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/provost/results.asp?txtName=&radSearch=BEG&txtKeyword=&selCounty=Oregon Missouri's Union Provost Marshal Papers:&nbsp;1861-1866].  
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*[http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/provost/results.asp?txtName=&radSearch=BEG&txtKeyword=&selCounty=Oregon Missouri's Union Provost Marshal Papers: 1861-1866].  
 
*[http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=%22oregon+county+missouri%22+references&aq=f&oq=&aqi= Oregon County, Missouri World War II Casualties Army and Air Force].  
 
*[http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=%22oregon+county+missouri%22+references&aq=f&oq=&aqi= Oregon County, Missouri World War II Casualties Army and Air Force].  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6482&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 World War I&nbsp;Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918]. $  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6482&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918]. $  
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1002 U. S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942]. $  
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1002 U. S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942]. $  
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8939 U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946]. $
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8939 U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946]. $
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===== Civil War<br> =====
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:- [[Kimball's Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia 6 months (Union)|Kimball's Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia 6 months (Union)]], Company F<br>:- [[12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company B<br>:- [[12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company C<br>:- [[12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company D<br>:- [[12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company E<br>:- [[12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company F<br>:- [[4th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|4th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company D<br>:- [[8th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|8th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], <br>:- [[8th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|8th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company A<br>:- [[8th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|8th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company B<br>:- [[8th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|8th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company E<br><br>
  
 
==== Naturalization  ====
 
==== Naturalization  ====
  
*Many&nbsp;Naturalization records for Oregon County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|509123|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
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*Many Naturalization records for Oregon County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|509123|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Oregon}}
  
 
*[http://www.mooregon.org/newspaper.htm Oregon County, Missouri Newspapers].  
 
*[http://www.mooregon.org/newspaper.htm Oregon County, Missouri Newspapers].  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{MO Probate Intro}}
  
 
[[Image:Oregon County, Missouri.jpg|right|190x190px|Oregon County, Missouri.jpg]]  
 
[[Image:Oregon County, Missouri.jpg|right|190x190px|Oregon County, Missouri.jpg]]  
  
 
*[http://www.mooregon.org/probate.htm Oregon County, Missouri Probate Records]. Index to Probate Records A-F.  
 
*[http://www.mooregon.org/probate.htm Oregon County, Missouri Probate Records]. Index to Probate Records A-F.  
*Many&nbsp;Probate records for Oregon County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|506274|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
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*Many Probate records for Oregon County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|506274|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
  
 
==== Schools  ====
 
==== Schools  ====
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{MO Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
Many vital records&nbsp;records for Oregon County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and may be available through Inter-Library loan. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|491636|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.  
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{{MO Vital Intro}}
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Many vital records records for Oregon County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and may be available through Inter-Library loan. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|491636|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.  
  
 
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
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===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
  
*[http://www.geocities.com/primarysources/index.html Oregon County Missouri Marriage Index, 1845-1885, Ripley County 1833-1849]. (Oregon County was organized on February 14, 1845, from Ripley County).
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*[http://www.geocities.com/primarysources/index.html Oregon County Missouri Marriage Index, 1845-1885, Ripley County 1833-1849]. (Oregon County was organized on February 14, 1845, from Ripley County).  
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*'''1845-1878''' - Oregon County Marriage Index 1845-1878. Batch {{IGI|M515541}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d8/Igimissourij.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1877-1885''' - Oregon County Marriage Index 1877-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515542}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) has the following records available:
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) has the following records available:
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*Ancestry's [http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1172&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Missouri Death Records, 1834-1910] ($) has Oregon county records for 1883-1889.
 
*Ancestry's [http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1172&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Missouri Death Records, 1834-1910] ($) has Oregon county records for 1883-1889.
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.mooregon.org/ocgs.htm The Oregon County Genealogical Society]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mooregon/ocgs.htm The Oregon County Genealogical Society]<br>C/O Courthouse <br>P.O. Box 324 <br>Alton, Missouri 65606 <br>
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; C/O Courthouse
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*Oregon County Historical Society<br>Email: ocmohistory@gmail.com<br>Website: [http://ocmohistory.wordpress.com/ http://www.ocmohistory.wordpress.com]<br>
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; P.O. Box 324
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20559&locTGroup=Libraries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=5&stateAbbv=&stateName= Oregon County Libraries].
  
&nbsp;&nbsp; Alton, Missouri 65606
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20559&locTGroup=Libraries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=5&stateAbbv=&stateName= Oregon County Libraries].
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| width="30%" | [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:oregon+county/ Missouri Digital Heritage]
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| width="30%" | [http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mooregon/ MOGenWeb]
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| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/oregon/oregon.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Oregon/ RootsWeb resources]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Oregon/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/oregon/ CyndisList]  
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/oregon-county/ StateofUS]
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|width="30%" | [http://genealogytrails.com/mo/oregon/ genealogytrails.com]
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== Web Sites  ==
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| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=203291&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Missouri%2C%20Oregon%22 FamilySearch catalog]
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| width="70%" | Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
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| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/oregon-county-missouri WorldCat]
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| width="30%" | [http://smartcat.acpl.lib.in.us/?q=oregon+county%2C+missouri&image.x=0&image.y=0 Allen County Public Library]
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| width="70%" | located in Indiana They are heavily involved in digitizing.
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| width="30%" | [http://msa.library.net/ Missouri State Archives Library]
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| width="%70%" | catalog; from this page you must search "Oregon County"
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| width="100%" colspan="2" | <center>'''See also''' [[{{PAGENAME}}#Genealogy_Societies.2C_Archives_and_Libraries|local libraries]] and [[Missouri Archives and Libraries]]</center>
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/mo/oregon/oregon.htm USGenWeb] project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Oregon|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/mo/oregon/ Genealogy Trails, Oregon County, Missouri].  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FAEBD7" colspan="3" | <center>'''Social networking sites pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/mo/oregon/ Oregon County, Missouri Genealogy Forum].
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*[http://www.mooregon.org/index.html Oregon County, Missouri Genealogy and History].  
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| width="30%" | [https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100347390989583743440 Google+]  
*[http://www.mooregon.org/funeralhomes.htm Oregon County, Missouri Funeral Homes].  
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| width="70%" | Missouri Genealogy Network Community
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Oregon/ Linkpendium Oregon County Genealogy and Family History].
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|width="30%" | [http://genforum.genealogy.com/mo/oregon/ genealogy.com]
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|width="70%" | Oregon County, MO Genealogy Forum
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|width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.missouri.counties.oregon/mb.ashx ancestry.com]
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 03:20, 6 February 2015

United States Gotoarrow.png Missouri Gotoarrow.png Oregon County

Guide to Oregon County, Missouri ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Hand and keyboard.jpg Missouri
Online Records


Oregon County, Missouri
Map
Map of Missouri highlighting Oregon County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 14, 1845
County Seat Alton
Courthouse
Address Oregon County Courthouse
PO Box 324
Alton, MO 65606
Phone: 417.778.7475
Oregon County Website

Contents

County Courthouse


Clerk Cicuit Court has court has marriage, divorce, marriage and court records;
Probate Judge has probate records; Recorder Deeds has land records[1]

History

Parent County

1845--Oregon County was created 14 February 1845 from Ripley County. County seat: Alton [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps" (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Missouri counties see: Missouri Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

A Directory of Towns, Villages, and Hamlets Past and Present of Oregon County, Missouri. Compiled by Arthur Paul Moser is available from the Springfield-Greene County Library District.
Also, the State Historical Society of Missouri has information on historical Missouri place names for all 114 Missouri Counties.

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Carter  • Fulton County, Arkansas  • Howell  • Randolph County, Arkansas  • Ripley  • Shannon  • Sharp County, Arkansas

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Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Missouri denominations, view the Missouri Church Records wiki page.

Topographic Map Church Features in Oregon County, Missouri.

Court

  • Many Court records for Oregon County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Missouri Land and Property for information about records of land transfers from the government to private ownership. After that transfer, transactions were usually recorded and are currently housed at the county courthouse.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Oregon County, Missouri Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the Wiki page section Missouri Local Histories.

  • Oregon County, Missouri Published Books.
  • Oregon County Missouri. This lists collections in the Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Rolla that del in some manner with Oregon County.
  • Many History records for Oregon County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.

Maps

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Military

Civil War
- Kimball's Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia 6 months (Union), Company F
:- 12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company B
:- 12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company C
:- 12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company D
:- 12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company E
:- 12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company F
:- 4th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company D
:- 8th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate,
:- 8th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company A
:- 8th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company B
:- 8th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company E

Naturalization

  • Many Naturalization records for Oregon County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Oregon County, Missouri Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Probate

Probate records include wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. For further information, see United States Probate Records.

In Missouri, probate records have usually been recorded by the clerks of the probate courts, but in some counties the common pleas or circuit courts handled this function. They are frequently indexed.

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  • Oregon County, Missouri Probate Records. Index to Probate Records A-F.
  • Many Probate records for Oregon County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.

Schools

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more information see the wiki page Missouri Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths. For additional guidance on researching and using vital records, see United States Vital Records or How to order Missouri Vital Records.

St. Louis and Kansas City recorded births and deaths starting as early as 1850 for deaths and 1870 for births.  The Missouri Department of Health began keeping birth and death records in 1909. County records vary by year and the county. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Missouri Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office or order electronically online.

Many vital records records for Oregon County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and may be available through Inter-Library loan. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.

Births
Marriages
  • Ancestry ($) has the following records available:
Deaths

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites



Sites with online indexes or images of records
Missouri Digital Heritage Free digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
MOGenWeb Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
USGenWeb Archives Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Sites that search for links pertaining to Oregon County, Missouri Genealogy
RootsWeb resources Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Linkpendium Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
StateofUS Free family history resources and government records
genealogytrails.com Free variety of topics, with data submitted by individuals
Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Oregon County, Missouri Genealogy
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
FamilySearch catalog Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
WorldCat To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see WorldCat Online Catalog.
Allen County Public Library located in Indiana They are heavily involved in digitizing.
Missouri State Archives Library catalog; from this page you must search "Oregon County"
See also local libraries and Missouri Archives and Libraries
Social networking sites pertaining to Oregon County, Missouri Genealogy
Google+ Missouri Genealogy Network Community
Facebook list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search
genealogy.com Oregon County, MO Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com Oregon County Message Board

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oregon County, Missouri. Page 403 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d8/Igimissourij.pdf.

 

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