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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oregon|Oregon]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Polk County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oregon Genealogy|Oregon]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Polk County''  
  
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Guide to '''Polk County, Oregon ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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| county = Polk County
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| state = Oregon
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| founded year = 1845
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| founded date = Decemeber 22
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| seat = Dallas
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| building address = Polk County Courthouse<br>850 Main Street Rm 201<br>Dallas, OR 97338<br>Phone: 503.623.9217<br>[http://www.co.polk.or.us/ '''Polk County Website'''] }}
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[http://www.co.polk.or.us/ Polk County Courthouse]<br>850 Main Street Rm 201<br>Dallas, OR 97338<br>Phone: 503.623.9217&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, probate and land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Polk County, Oregon page 573, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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County Clerk has marriage, probate and land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Polk County, Oregon page 573, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
[http://www.co.polk.or.us/clerk Clerk of Polk County]  
 
[http://www.co.polk.or.us/clerk Clerk of Polk County]  
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=== Quick Facts  ===
 
=== Quick Facts  ===
 
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'''22 Decemeber 1845:''' Polk county was created from [[Yamhill County, Oregon|Yamhill]] County. Named James K. Polk, the 11th president of the United States. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} ▲ {{FHL|1049485|item}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>  
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'''22 Decemeber 1845:''' Polk county was created from [[Yamhill County, Oregon Genealogy|Yamhill]] County. Named James K. Polk, the 11th president of the United States. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} ▲ {{FHL|1049485|item}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>  
  
 
*[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cppolkdescrip.html County Records Inventory] listing the records held at the Polk County Court House as of August 2007.  
 
*[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cppolkdescrip.html County Records Inventory] listing the records held at the Polk County Court House as of August 2007.  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
'''23 Dec 1847:''' [[Benton County, Oregon|Benton]] County set off.  
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'''23 Dec 1847:''' [[Benton County, Oregon Genealogy|Benton]] County set off.  
  
'''15 Dec 1853:''' [[Tillamook County, Oregon|Tillamook]] County set off.  
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'''15 Dec 1853:''' [[Tillamook County, Oregon Genealogy|Tillamook]] County set off.  
  
'''20 February 1893:''' [[Lincoln County, Oregon|Lincoln]] County set off.  
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'''20 February 1893:''' [[Lincoln County, Oregon Genealogy|Lincoln]] County set off.
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For animated maps illustrating Oregon County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/oregon/ "Rotating Formation Oregon County Boundary Maps"] (1843-1975) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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[[Airlie, Oregon|Airlie]] | [[Bethel, Polk County, Oregon|Bethel]] | [[Bridgeport, Polk County, Oregon|Bridgeport]] | [[Ellendale, Oregon|Ellendale]] | [[Eola, Oregon|Eola]] | [[Grand Ronde, Oregon|Grand Ronde]] | [[Pedee, Oregon|Pedee]] | [[Perrydale, Oregon|Perrydale]] | [[Rickreall, Oregon|Rickreall]] | [[Valsetz, Oregon|Valsetz]] | [[Zena, Oregon|Zena]]  
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[[Airlie, Oregon|Airlie]] | [[Bethel, Polk County, Oregon Genealogy|Bethel]] | [[Bridgeport, Polk County, Oregon Genealogy|Bridgeport]] | [[Ellendale, Oregon|Ellendale]] | [[Eola, Oregon|Eola]] | [[Grand Ronde, Oregon|Grand Ronde]] | [[Pedee, Oregon|Pedee]] | [[Perrydale, Oregon|Perrydale]] | [[Rickreall, Oregon|Rickreall]] | [[Valsetz, Oregon|Valsetz]] | [[Zena, Oregon|Zena]]  
  
 
===== Indian Reservation  =====
 
===== Indian Reservation  =====
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== Neighboring Counties  ==
 
== Neighboring Counties  ==
  
[[Benton County, Oregon|Benton]] | [[Lincoln County, Oregon|Lincoln]] | [[Linn County, Oregon|Linn]] | [[Marion County, Oregon|Marion]] | [[Tillamook County, Oregon|Tillamook]] | [[Yamhill County, Oregon|Yamhill]]  
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[[Benton County, Oregon Genealogy|Benton]] | [[Lincoln County, Oregon Genealogy|Lincoln]] | [[Linn County, Oregon Genealogy|Linn]] | [[Marion County, Oregon Genealogy|Marion]] | [[Tillamook County, Oregon Genealogy|Tillamook]] | [[Yamhill County, Oregon Genealogy|Yamhill]]  
  
 
==== Trivia Tidbits  ====
 
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=== Biography  ===
 
=== Biography  ===
  
[[Trivia Tidbits, Polk County, Oregon|Trivia Tidbits:]] Little biographic bits associated with the names of non-population localities.  
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[[Trivia Tidbits, Polk County, Oregon Genealogy|Trivia Tidbits:]] Little biographic bits associated with the names of non-population localities.  
  
 
=== Cemeteries (Rural)  ===
 
=== Cemeteries (Rural)  ===
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Wiki articles describing land records online are found at [[Oregon, Polk County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oregon, Polk County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
 
Wiki articles describing land records online are found at [[Oregon, Polk County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oregon, Polk County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
  
=== Maps ===
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=== Military History and Records  ===
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
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Linn County records of deaths 1903-1915, 1915-1947 (the cover title of this one is "Register of Physicians, Midwives and Undertakers", death certificates 1903-1947, coroner's inquest 1909-1960, index 1909-1960.  
 
Linn County records of deaths 1903-1915, 1915-1947 (the cover title of this one is "Register of Physicians, Midwives and Undertakers", death certificates 1903-1947, coroner's inquest 1909-1960, index 1909-1960.  
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/oregon/or-vital-records/ How to order Oregon Vital Records], [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ordervitalcertificate/ order electronically online] or download an application for Oregon [http://public.health.oregon.gov/BirthDeathCertificates/GetVitalRecords/Documents/birthor.pdf Birth Certificate], [http://public.health.oregon.gov/BirthDeathCertificates/GetVitalRecords/Documents/marryor.pdf Marriage Certificate], [http://public.health.oregon.gov/BirthDeathCertificates/GetVitalRecords/Documents/divorcor.pdf Divorce Certificate], [http://public.health.oregon.gov/BirthDeathCertificates/GetVitalRecords/Documents/deathor.pdf Death Certificate] Application to mail.
  
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/oregon/or-society-archive/ Oregon Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Monmouth Oregon Family History Center]]
 
*[[Monmouth Oregon Family History Center]]
  
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== Websites  ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/oregon/polk-county/ Polk County, OR History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110357701597661605044 Oregon Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/190997804291208/ Oregon Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~orpolk/ The Polk County GenWeb Project], part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~orpolk/ The Polk County GenWeb Project], part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OR/Polk/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OR/Polk/ Linkpendium]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/polk/polktoc.htm USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/polk/polktoc.htm USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
 
*[[Oregon, Polk County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oregon Polk County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Oregon, Polk County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oregon Polk County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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== References  ==
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Guide to Polk County, Oregon ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Polk County, Oregon
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Map of Oregon highlighting Polk County
Location in the state of Oregon
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Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Facts
Founded Decemeber 22, 1845
County Seat Dallas
Courthouse
Address Polk County Courthouse
850 Main Street Rm 201
Dallas, OR 97338
Phone: 503.623.9217
Polk County Website


Contents

County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage, probate and land records. [1]

Clerk of Polk County

Dallas was formerly named Cynthian.

Quick Facts

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22 Decemeber 1845: Polk county was created from Yamhill County. Named James K. Polk, the 11th president of the United States. [2]

Boundary Changes

23 Dec 1847: Benton County set off.

15 Dec 1853: Tillamook County set off.

20 February 1893: Lincoln County set off.

For animated maps illustrating Oregon County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Oregon County Boundary Maps" (1843-1975) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities
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Dallas | Falls City | Independence | Monmouth | Salem | Willamina

Communities
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Airlie | Bethel | Bridgeport | Ellendale | Eola | Grand Ronde | Pedee | Perrydale | Rickreall | Valsetz | Zena

Indian Reservation

Grand Ronde (Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community - specifically Chasta, Kalapuya, Molalla, Rogue River, Klickitat, Chinook, Tillamook, French-Canadian (Iroqouian).

Neighboring Counties

Benton | Lincoln | Linn | Marion | Tillamook | Yamhill

Trivia Tidbits

Information about localities, too small or too brief to describe in separate pages. Exception to this are Post Offices. > Trivia Tidbits

Resources

Biography

Trivia Tidbits: Little biographic bits associated with the names of non-population localities.

Cemeteries (Rural)

Census

  • 1849 Transcription and Index
  • 1856 Transcription and Index

Church History and Records

Court Records

A wiki artaicle describing an online collection is found Oregon, Polk County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Gazetteers

History

Land and Property

Wiki articles describing land records online are found at Oregon, Polk County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records).

Maps

Orpolk.jpg

Military History and Records

Newspapers

Probate Records

Rivers and Waterways

Details about the rivers and waterways where farms and settlements are often found along them. >> Rivers and Waterways

Taxation

Vital Records

The Family History Library has copies of some county records as following:

Linn County records of deaths 1903-1915, 1915-1947 (the cover title of this one is "Register of Physicians, Midwives and Undertakers", death certificates 1903-1947, coroner's inquest 1909-1960, index 1909-1960.

See also How to order Oregon Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for Oregon Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail.

Societies, Libraries and Museums

See also a List of Oregon Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

Websites

Polk County Oregon Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Polk County, Oregon page 573, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. WorldCat 50140092FHL Collection Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)

 

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