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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]] [[Oregon|Oregon]] [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]] '''Wallowa County'''''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]] [[Oregon Genealogy|Oregon]] [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]]'' '''Wallowa County'''  
  
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Guide to '''Wallowa County, Oregon ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Wallowa County
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| county_map = Oregon Wallowa County Map.png
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| state = Oregon
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| founded year = 1887
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| founded date = February 11
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| seat = Enterprise
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| building address = Wallowa County Courthouse<br>101 S River Street<br>Enterprise, Or 97828-1300<br>Phone: 541-326-4543<br>[http://www.co.wallowa.or.us/ '''Wallowa County Website'''] }}
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[http://www.co.wallowa.or.us/ Wallowa County Courthouse]<br>101 S River Street<br>Enterprise, Or 97828-1300<br>Phone:&nbsp; 541-326-4543<br><br>County Clerk has birth records 1907-1943<br>marriage, land and military records from 1897<br>divorce, probate and court records from 1897-1970<br>and naturalization records 1897-1920.<br>Circuit Court has divorce, probate and court records <br>from 1971. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wasco County, Oregon page 574, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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County Clerk has birth records 1907-1943<br>marriage, land and military records from 1897<br>divorce, probate and court records from 1897-1970<br>and naturalization records 1897-1920.<br>Circuit Court has divorce, probate and court records <br>from 1971. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wasco County, Oregon page 574, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
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[http://www.co.wallowa.or.us/ Wallowa County Government]  
 
[http://www.co.wallowa.or.us/ Wallowa County Government]  
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
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'''11 February 1887:''' Wallowa county was created from [[Union County, Oregon|Union]] County. <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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'''11 February 1887:''' Wallowa county was created from [[Union County, Oregon Genealogy|Union]] County. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}}; {{FHL|1049485|item}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>  
  
 
Named for Wallowa River. Lewis and Clark Expedition journals recorded ''Wil-le-wah''as the name.  
 
Named for Wallowa River. Lewis and Clark Expedition journals recorded ''Wil-le-wah''as the name.  
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=== Biography  ===
 
=== Biography  ===
  
[[Trivia Tidbits, Wallowa County, Oregon|Trivia Tidbits:]] Little biographic bits associated with the names of non-population localities.  
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[[Wallowa County, Oregon Trivia Tidbits|Trivia Tidbits:]] Little biographic bits associated with the names of non-population localities.  
  
 
*35 years on Smith Mountain {{WorldCat|10352854}}  
 
*35 years on Smith Mountain {{WorldCat|10352854}}  
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*Carving the north end wilderness;: Flora {{WorldCat|12279706}}  
 
*Carving the north end wilderness;: Flora {{WorldCat|12279706}}  
 
*Bits of Wallowa County lore {{WorldCat|15483800}}  
 
*Bits of Wallowa County lore {{WorldCat|15483800}}  
*This valley&nbsp;: (Wallowa Valley) {{WorldCat|6874397}}  
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*This valley: (Wallowa Valley) {{WorldCat|6874397}}  
 
*The flora country; the hardships and struggles of the Matt Devin family as pioneers in northern Wallowa County, Oregon. {{WorldCat|29720945}}  
 
*The flora country; the hardships and struggles of the Matt Devin family as pioneers in northern Wallowa County, Oregon. {{WorldCat|29720945}}  
 
*Gateway to the Wallowas {{WorldCat|54510506}}  
 
*Gateway to the Wallowas {{WorldCat|54510506}}  
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=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
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*Map of Wallowa County, Oregon, 1922 {{WorldCat|27993061}}  
 
*Map of Wallowa County, Oregon, 1922 {{WorldCat|27993061}}  
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See [[Enterprise, Oregon|Enterprise]], [[Joseph, Oregon|Joseph]] and [[Wallowa, Oregon|Wallowa]] for the newspapers published in these cities.  
 
See [[Enterprise, Oregon|Enterprise]], [[Joseph, Oregon|Joseph]] and [[Wallowa, Oregon|Wallowa]] for the newspapers published in these cities.  
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[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/or Oregon Online Historical Newspapers] - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.
  
 
=== Periodicals  ===
 
=== Periodicals  ===
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1833 – 1963''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9078 Oregon Wills and Probate Records 1833-1963] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
  
 
=== Rivers and Waterways  ===
 
=== Rivers and Waterways  ===
  
Details about the rivers and waterways where farms and settlements are often found along them. [[Wallowa County, Oregon Rivers and Waterways|&gt;&gt; Rivers and Waterways]]  
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Details about the rivers and waterways where farms and settlements are often found along them. [[Wallowa County, Oregon Rivers and Waterways|Rivers and Waterways]]  
  
 
=== Schools  ===
 
=== Schools  ===
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== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
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'''Wallowa County Museum'''<br>110 S Main St<br>Joseph, OR 97846<br>Phone:(541) 432-6095<br>Email:[mailto:sroberts@co.wallowa.or.us]<br>[http://www.co.wallowa.or.us/community_services/museum/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center'''<br>211 E 2nd St<br>Wallowa, OR 97885<br>Phone:541-886-3670<br>[http://wallowaheritage.angelfire.com/ Website]<br><br>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
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*[[Enterprise Oregon Family History Center]]
 
*[[Enterprise Oregon Family History Center]]
  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/wallowa/wallowatoc.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/wallowa/wallowatoc.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/wallowa/wallowatoc.htm USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/wallowa/wallowatoc.htm USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
*{{FHL|207234|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} for the latest
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== References  ==
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== Wallowa County Oregon Genealogy References  ==
  
 
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Latest revision as of 00:19, 31 January 2016

United States Gotoarrow-kelly.png Oregon Gotoarrow-kelly.png Wallowa County

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


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Wallowa County, Oregon
Map
Map of Oregon highlighting Wallowa County
Location in the state of Oregon
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oregon
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 11, 1887
County Seat Enterprise
Courthouse
Or-wallowa-ch.png
Address Wallowa County Courthouse
101 S River Street
Enterprise, Or 97828-1300
Phone: 541-326-4543
Wallowa County Website


Contents

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth records 1907-1943
marriage, land and military records from 1897
divorce, probate and court records from 1897-1970
and naturalization records 1897-1920.
Circuit Court has divorce, probate and court records
from 1971. [1]

Wallowa County Oregon Seal.jpg

Wallowa County Government

County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Wallowa County Court House as of August 2009.

Wallowa County Court is structured differently. Check the County Records Inventory link for addresses for location of records (left column).

Historical Facts

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Wikipedia has more about this subject: Wallowa County, Oregon

11 February 1887: Wallowa county was created from Union County. [2]

Named for Wallowa River. Lewis and Clark Expedition journals recorded Wil-le-wahas the name.

  • Records Held at the Courthouse

County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Wallowa County Court House as of July 2004.

  • Record Loss:

Places / Localities

The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.

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 and General)

Asotin County, Washington, cemeteries; some Garfield and Columbia County, Washington and Wallowa County, Oregon cemeteries: their history and headstone inscriptions WorldCat 14515692; FHL Collection

Census

  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church History and Records

Court Records

Farms - Ranches

Gazetteers

History

Land and Property

Maps

Orwallowa.jpg

Military History and Records

Newspapers

See Enterprise, Joseph and Wallowa for the newspapers published in these cities.

Oregon Online Historical Newspapers - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.

Periodicals

Probate Records

Online Records

Rivers and Waterways

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

Schools

  • School days in the Wallowas: a history of the ninety-one schools and communities, past and present, of Wallowa County, Oregon WorldCat 26657807

Taxation

Vital Records

Voting Records

  1. Election voter register, Wallowa County, Oregon, 1902, 1906, 1914 FHL Collection

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Wallowa County Museum
110 S Main St
Joseph, OR 97846
Phone:(541) 432-6095
Email:[1]
Website

Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center
211 E 2nd St
Wallowa, OR 97885
Phone:541-886-3670
Website


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 Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Websites

Wallowa County Oregon Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wasco County, Oregon page 574, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. WorldCat 50140092; FHL Collection Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)
  3. HQO - (LAR)

 

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