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Guide to '''Coos County, Oregon ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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| building address = Coos County Courthouse<br>250 N Baxter Street<br>Coquille, OR 97423<br>Phone: 541.396.3121<br>[http://www.co.coos.or.us/ '''Coos County Website'''] }}
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== County Information ==
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=== Coos County, Oregon Record Dates ===
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[[Image:Or-coos-ch.jpg|thumb|right|185px]][http://www.co.coos.or.us/ Coos County Courthouse]<br>250 N Baxter Street<br>Coquille, OR 97423<br>Phone: 541.396.3121<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records 1906-1929, <br>marriage records from 1857, land records from 1854, <br>widows’ military pensions 1929-1950 and some <br>school records; State Courts have divorce and probate records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Coos County, Oregon page 572, {{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 and death records 1906-1929,  
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marriage records from 1857, land records from 1854,  
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widows’ military pensions 1929-1950 and some  
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school records; State Courts have divorce and probate records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Coos County, Oregon page 572, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
==== Records Held at the Courthouse  ====
 
==== Records Held at the Courthouse  ====
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*[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cpcoosdescrip.html County Records Inventory] listing the records held at the Coos County Court House as of August/September 2004.
 
*[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cpcoosdescrip.html County Records Inventory] listing the records held at the Coos County Court House as of August/September 2004.
  
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==== Record Loss ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
=== Quick Facts  ===
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== Quick Facts  ==
  
{{Wikipedia|Coos County, Oregon}} Named after a tribe of [[Indians of North America|Native Americans]] who lived in the area.  
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|} Named after a tribe of [[Indians of North America|Native Americans]] who lived in the area.  
  
[[Trivia Tidbits, Coos County, Oregon|Trivia Tidbits:]] Little biographic bits associated with the names of non-population localities.  
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[[Trivia Tidbits, Coos County, Oregon Genealogy|Trivia Tidbits:]] Little biographic bits associated with the names of non-population localities.  
  
==== Parent Counties  ====
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=== Parent Counties  ===
  
'''22 December 1853:''' Created from [[Umpqua County, Oregon|Umpqua]] and [[Jackson County, Oregon|Jackson]] Counties. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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'''22 December 1853:''' Created from [[Umpqua County, Oregon Genealogy|Umpqua]] and [[Jackson County, Oregon Genealogy|Jackson]] Counties. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
'''18 December 1855:''' Part was taken to form [[Curry County, Oregon|Curry County]].  
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'''18 December 1855:''' Part was taken to form [[Curry County, Oregon Genealogy|Curry County]].
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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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.
  
=== Populated Places  ===
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=== Places / Localities ===
  
===== Cities  =====
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Cities  ====
  
 
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[[Bandon, Oregon|Bandon]] | [[Coos Bay, Oregon|Coos Bay]] | [[Coquille, Oregon|Coquille]] | [[Lakeside, Oregon|Lakeside]] | [[Myrtle Point, Oregon|Myrtle Point]] | [[North Bend, Oregon|North Bend]] | [[Powers, Oregon|Powers]]  
 
[[Bandon, Oregon|Bandon]] | [[Coos Bay, Oregon|Coos Bay]] | [[Coquille, Oregon|Coquille]] | [[Lakeside, Oregon|Lakeside]] | [[Myrtle Point, Oregon|Myrtle Point]] | [[North Bend, Oregon|North Bend]] | [[Powers, Oregon|Powers]]  
  
===== Communities  =====
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==== Communities  ====
  
 
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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
  
[[Curry County, Oregon|Curry]] | [[Douglas County, Oregon|Douglas]]  
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[[Curry County, Oregon Genealogy|Curry]] | [[Douglas County, Oregon Genealogy|Douglas]]  
  
 
==== Trivia Tidbits  ====
 
==== Trivia Tidbits  ====
  
Information about localities, too small or too brief to describe in separate pages. Exception to this are Post Offices. [[Coos County, Oregon Trivia Tidbits|&gt; Trivia Tidbits]]  
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Information about localities, too small or too brief to describe in separate pages. Exception to this are Post Offices. [[Coos County, Oregon Trivia Tidbits|&gt; Trivia Tidbits]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=39&GScnty=2210&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.orgenweb.org/coos/cemetry1.htm ORGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Oregon&county=Coos&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/coos/cooscemeteries.htm ORGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.oregonmetro.gov/cemeteries/search-cemetery-records Oregon Metro]
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*[http://www.oregongenealogy.com/cemeteries.htm Oregon Genealogy Cemeteries]
  
 
=== Census  ===
 
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*1930
  
=== Church History and Records  ===
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:*Records of First Norwegian Lutheran Church, North Bend, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev">"Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, ''Minnesota Historical Society,'' http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.</ref>
  
 
=== Court Records  ===
 
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=== Land and Property  ===
 
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=== Military History and Records  ===
 
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932421|Oregon, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
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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.
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'''<u>Historic Oregon Newspapers</u>'''&nbsp;[http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/ http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/]&nbsp;as a division of the Oregon Digital Newspaper Program has digitzied more than 644,000 pages of newspapers throughout Oregon. Dates range from 1846-1922 with selected issues continuing through 1973.
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<br>The Bandon Recorder<br>Semi-Weekly Bandon Recorder<br>
  
 
=== 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  ===
 
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
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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.
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==== Birth ====
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*'''1860 - 1952''' - {{RecordSearch|2351853|Oregon Births, 1860-1952}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
 
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'''Coos Bay Genealogical Forum'''<br> P.O. Box 1067<br> North Bend 97459<br><br>
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'''Coos County Historical Society'''<br> 1220 Sherman Ave<br> North Bend 97459-3666<br><br>
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=== Family History Centers  ===
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[[Coos Bay Oregon Family History Center]] (North Bend)
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*[[Coos Bay Oregon Family History Center]] (North Bend) 3355 Virginia Ave North Bend, OR 97459 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/place/3355+Virginia+Ave/@43.4070233,-124.2549974,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x54c3851d05d88f05:0xf093e7c83811bba8 Location Map]  
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*[[Bandon Oregon Family History Center]]950 Delaware Ave SE Bandon, OR 97411 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/place/950+Delaware+Ave+SE/@43.113997,-124.4109043,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x54c49b0dd8a68613:0xce0d30b62e478078 Location Map]
  
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/oregon/coos-county/ Coos 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.orgenweb.org/coos/ The Coos County GenWeb Project] part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://www.orgenweb.org/coos/ The Coos County GenWeb Project] part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OR/Coos/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OR/Coos/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/coos/coostoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/coos/coostoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/or/coos/coostoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] (backup site)  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/coos/coostoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] (backup site)  
*{{FHL|207091|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Coos County
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*{{FHL|207091|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch.org}} FamilySearch Catalog for Coos County
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Latest revision as of 20:19, 29 March 2017

United States
Oregon
Coos County

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


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Coos County, Oregon
Map
Map of Oregon highlighting Coos County
Location in the state of Oregon
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oregon
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 22, 1853
County Seat Coquille
Courthouse
Or-coos-ch.jpg
Address Coos County Courthouse
250 N Baxter Street
Coquille, OR 97423
Phone: 541.396.3121
Coos County Website



County Information


Coos County, Oregon Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1888 1853 1860 1854 1852

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and death records 1906-1929, marriage records from 1857, land records from 1854, widows’ military pensions 1929-1950 and some school records; State Courts have divorce and probate records. [1]

Records Held at the Courthouse

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Quick Facts

|} Named after a tribe of Native Americans who lived in the area.

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

Parent Counties

22 December 1853: Created from Umpqua and Jackson Counties. [2]

Boundary Changes

18 December 1855: Part was taken to form Curry County.

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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Bandon | Coos Bay | Coquille | Lakeside | Myrtle Point | North Bend | Powers

Communities

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Allegany | Arago | Barview | Bunker Hill | Charleston | Remote

Neighboring Counties

Curry | Douglas

Trivia Tidbits

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

Resources

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
ORGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
ORGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
ORInterment
ORGravestones
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Oregon Cemeteries for more information.

Census

  • 1855 Territorial Transcription and Index
  • 1857 Territorial Transcription and Index
  • 1858 Territorial Transcription and Index
  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church History and Records

Lutheran

  • Records of First Norwegian Lutheran Church, North Bend, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[3]

Court Records

Gazetteers

Land and Property

Maps

Orcoos.jpg

Military History and Records

Civil War

Newspapers

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


Historic Oregon Newspapers http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/ as a division of the Oregon Digital Newspaper Program has digitzied more than 644,000 pages of newspapers throughout Oregon. Dates range from 1846-1922 with selected issues continuing through 1973.


Of particular interest to Coos county researchers:


The Bandon Recorder
Semi-Weekly Bandon Recorder

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

Taxation

Vital Records

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.

Birth

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Coos Bay Genealogical Forum
P.O. Box 1067
North Bend 97459

Coos County Historical Society
1220 Sherman Ave
North Bend 97459-3666


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

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Coos County, Oregon page 572, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. WorldCat 50140092 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  3. "Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, Minnesota Historical Society, http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.