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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oregon|Oregon]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Douglas County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oregon, United States Genealogy|Oregon]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Douglas County''  
  
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Guide to '''Douglas County, Oregon ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Click|Image:OR_ORP.png|Oregon Online Genealogy Records}}
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Douglas County
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| state = Oregon
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| founded year = 1852
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| founded date = January 7
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| seat = Roseburg
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| building address = Douglas County Courthouse<br>1036 SE Douglas Street Rm 221<br>Roseburg, OR 97470<br>Phone: 541.440.4324<br>[http://www.co.douglas.or.us/ '''Douglas County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information ===
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==== Douglas County, Oregon Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Douglas County, Oregon Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Douglas County, Oregon Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Douglas County, Oregon Genealogy#Land and Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Douglas County, Oregon Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1903
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
&nbsp;[http://www.co.douglas.or.us/ Douglas County Courthouse]<br>1036 SE Douglas Street Rm 221<br>Roseburg, OR 97470<br>Phone: 541.440.4324&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage,&nbsp;burial, divorce, land, probate, military discharge<br>and court records from 1853 and naturalization records from 1850.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Douglas 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 marriage,&nbsp;burial, divorce, land, probate, military discharge<br>and court records from 1853 and naturalization records from 1850.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Douglas 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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== Quick Facts  ==
 
== Quick Facts  ==
  
{{Wikipedia|Douglas County, Oregon}} [[Image:Douglas-stephena.jpg|thumb|right|185px|Douglas-stephena.jpg]]  
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[[Image:Douglas-stephena.jpg|thumb|right|185px]]  
  
 
Named for U.S. Senator {{wpd|Stephen A. Douglas}} of Illinois.  
 
Named for U.S. Senator {{wpd|Stephen A. Douglas}} of Illinois.  
  
[[Trivia Tidbits, Douglas County, Oregon|Trivia Tidbits]]: Little biographic bits associated with the names of non-population localities.  
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[[Trivia Tidbits, Douglas County, Oregon Genealogy|Trivia Tidbits]]: Little biographic bits associated with the names of non-population localities.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
7 January 1852: Created from the part of [[Umpqua County, Oregon|Umpqua]] County lying east of Coast Range summit. <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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7 January 1852: Created from the part of [[Umpqua County, Oregon Genealogy|Umpqua]] County lying east of Coast Range summit. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} ▲ {{FHL|1049485|item}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
'''11 January 1854:''' Part was taken to form [[Wasco County, Oregon|Wasco]] County.  
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'''11 January 1854:''' Part was taken to form [[Wasco County, Oregon Genealogy|Wasco]] County.
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'''1856:''' Camas Valley of [[Umpqua County, Oregon Genealogy|Umpqua]] County was annexed to Douglas County.
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'''1862:''' Douglas County absorbed the remaining parts of [[Umpqua County, Oregon Genealogy|Umpqua]] County.  
  
'''1856:''' Camas Valley of [[Umpqua County, Oregon|Umpqua]] County was annexed to Douglas County.  
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'''1915:''' Boundary adjustments were made with [[Jackson County, Oregon Genealogy|Jackson]] and [[Lane County, Oregon Genealogy|Lane]] counties.  
  
'''1862:''' Douglas County absorbed the remaining parts of [[Umpqua County, Oregon|Umpqua]] County.  
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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.
  
'''1915:''' Boundary adjustments were made with [[Jackson County, Oregon|Jackson]] and [[Lane County, Oregon|Lane]] counties.  
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====Record Loss====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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Please do not format these pages unless you have contents to add to them.  
  
[[Ash, Oregon|Ash]] | [[Azalea, Oregon|Azalea]] | [[Camas Valley, Oregon|Camas Valley]] | [[Curtin, Oregon|Curtin]] | [[Days Creek, Oregon|Days Creek]] | [[Gardiner, Oregon|Gardiner]] | [[Glide, Oregon|Glide]] | [[Green, Oregon|Green]] | [[Scottsburg, Oregon|Scottsburg]] | [[Tenmile, Douglas County, Oregon|Tenmile]] | [[Tiller, Oregon|Tiller]] | [[Umpqua, Oregon|Umpqua]] | [[Winchester, Oregon|Winchester]]  
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[[Ash, Oregon|Ash]] | [[Azalea, Oregon|Azalea]] | [[Camas Valley, Oregon|Camas Valley]] | [[Curtin, Oregon|Curtin]] | [[Days Creek, Oregon|Days Creek]] | [[Gardiner, Oregon|Gardiner]] | [[Glide, Oregon|Glide]] | [[Green, Oregon|Green]] | [[Scottsburg, Oregon|Scottsburg]] | [[Tenmile, Douglas County, Oregon Genealogy|Tenmile]] | [[Tiller, Oregon|Tiller]] | [[Umpqua, Oregon|Umpqua]] | [[Winchester, Oregon|Winchester]]  
  
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
  
[[Coos County, Oregon|Coos]] | [[Curry County, Oregon|Curry]] | [[Jackson County, Oregon|Jackson]] | [[Josephine County, Oregon|Josephine]] | [[Klamath County, Oregon|Klamath]] | [[Lane County, Oregon|Lane]]  
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[[Coos County, Oregon Genealogy|Coos]] | [[Curry County, Oregon Genealogy|Curry]] | [[Jackson County, Oregon Genealogy|Jackson]] | [[Josephine County, Oregon Genealogy|Josephine]] | [[Klamath County, Oregon Genealogy|Klamath]] | [[Lane County, Oregon Genealogy|Lane]]  
  
 
==== Trivia Tidbits  ====
 
==== Trivia Tidbits  ====
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=== Maps  ===
 
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[[Image:Ordouglas.jpg|400px|Ordouglas.jpg]]
  
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
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==== Civil War ====
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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  ===
 
=== 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.
  
 
=== 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  ===
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The Family History Library has copies of some county records as following:  
 
The Family History Library has copies of some county records as following:  
  
Douglas County coroner inquests, 1896 to 1946 <!--{12065477985000} -->
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Douglas County coroner inquests, 1896 to 1946  
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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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== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
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'''Genealogical Society-Douglas''' <br>1036 SE Douglas Ave # 111<br>Roseburg, OR 97470<br>
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Telephone: 541-440-6178<br>[http://www.douglascountyhistoricalsociety.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Reedsport Oregon Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Reedsport Oregon Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Roseburg Oregon Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Roseburg Oregon Family History Center]]  
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== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/oregon/douglas-county/ Douglas 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/~ordougla/ The Douglas County GenWeb Project]; part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ordougla/ The Douglas County GenWeb Project]; part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OR/Douglas/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OR/Douglas/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/douglas/douglastoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/douglas/douglastoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/douglas/douglastoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] (backup site)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/douglas/douglastoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] (backup site)  
*{{FHL|207103|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Douglas County.<br>
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*{{FHL|207103|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch.org}} FamilySearch Catalog for Douglas County.<br>
  
 
'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''  
 
'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''  
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[[Oregon, Douglas County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oregon, Couglas County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
[[Oregon, Douglas County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oregon, Couglas County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
  
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== Douglas County Oregon Genealogy References  ==
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Latest revision as of 17:10, 10 September 2016

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


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Douglas County, Oregon
Map
Map of Oregon highlighting Douglas County
Location in the state of Oregon
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oregon
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 7, 1852
County Seat Roseburg
Courthouse
Or-douglas-ch.jpg
Address Douglas County Courthouse
1036 SE Douglas Street Rm 221
Roseburg, OR 97470
Phone: 541.440.4324
Douglas County Website



County Information


Douglas County, Oregon Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1852 1860 1851 1852

County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage, burial, divorce, land, probate, military discharge
and court records from 1853 and naturalization records from 1850.[1]

Records Held at the Courthouse

  • Record Loss:

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Oregon, Douglas County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Quick Facts

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Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Douglas County, Oregon
Douglas-stephena.jpg

Named for U.S. Senator Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois.

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

Parent County

7 January 1852: Created from the part of Umpqua County lying east of Coast Range summit. [2]

Boundary Changes

11 January 1854: Part was taken to form Wasco County.

1856: Camas Valley of Umpqua County was annexed to Douglas County.

1862: Douglas County absorbed the remaining parts of Umpqua County.

1915: Boundary adjustments were made with Jackson and Lane counties.

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.

Record Loss

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities

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Canyonville | Drain | Elkton | Glendale | Myrtle Creek | Oakland | Reedsport | Riddle | Roseburg | Sutherlin | Winston | Yoncalla

Communities

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Ash | Azalea | Camas Valley | Curtin | Days Creek | Gardiner | Glide | Green | Scottsburg | Tenmile | Tiller | Umpqua | Winchester

Neighboring Counties

Coos | Curry | Jackson | Josephine | Klamath | Lane

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

Census

  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Territorial

  • 1853 Territorial Transcription and Index

Church History and Records

Court Records

Gazetteers

History

Land and Property

Maps

Ordouglas.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.

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

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

Douglas County coroner inquests, 1896 to 1946

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

Genealogical Society-Douglas
1036 SE Douglas Ave # 111
Roseburg, OR 97470
Telephone: 541-440-6178
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

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Oregon, Couglas County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Douglas County Oregon Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Douglas County, Oregon page 572, 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)