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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oregon|Oregon]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Jackson County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oregon, United States Genealogy|Oregon]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' ''' Jackson County'''  
  
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Guide to '''Jackson 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 = Jackson County
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| county_map = Oregon Jackson County Map.png
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| state = Oregon
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| founded year = 1852
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| founded date = January 12
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| seat = Medford
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| building address = Jackson County Courthouse<br>10 S Oakdale Avenue<br>Medford, OR 97501<br>Phone: 541.776.6147<br>[http://www.co.jackson.or.us/ '''Jackson County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information ===
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==== Jackson 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" | '''[[Jackson County, Oregon Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jackson County, Oregon Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jackson County, Oregon Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jackson County, Oregon Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Jackson County, Oregon Genealogy#Land and Records|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jackson County, Oregon Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1906
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1855
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1860
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1853
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1853
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[[Image:Or-jackson-ch.jpg|thumb|right|185px]][http://www.co.jackson.or.us/ Jackson County Courthouse]<br>10 S Oakdale Avenue<br>Medford, OR 97501<br>Phone: 541.776.6147&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1853 <br>and&nbsp;voter registration from 1952.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hood River 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 records from 1853 <br>and voter registration from 1952.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hood River 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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=== Quick Facts  ===
 
=== Quick Facts  ===
  
{{Wikipedia|Jackson County, Oregon}} [[Image:Jackson-andrew.jpg|thumb|right|185px]]  
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[[Image:Andrew Jackson.JPG|thumb|right|120px]]  
  
 
Named for {{wpd|Andrew Jackson}}, seventh president of the United States.  
 
Named for {{wpd|Andrew Jackson}}, seventh president of the United States.  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''12 January 1852:''' Created from [[Umpqua County, Oregon|Umpqua]]. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} ▲ {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHLC}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>  
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'''12 January 1852:''' Created from [[Umpqua County, Oregon Genealogy|Umpqua]]. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} ▲ {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*Parts taken for:
 
*Parts taken for:
  
'''22 December 1853:''' [[Coos County, Oregon|Coos]] County  
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'''22 December 1853:''' [[Coos County, Oregon Genealogy|Coos]] County  
  
'''11 January 1854:''' [[Wasco County, Oregon|Wasco]] County  
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'''11 January 1854:''' [[Wasco County, Oregon Genealogy|Wasco]] County  
  
'''22 January 1856:''' [[Josephine County, Oregon|Josephine]] County  
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'''22 January 1856:''' [[Josephine County, Oregon Genealogy|Josephine]] County  
  
'''24 October 1874:''' [[Lake County, Oregon|Lake]] County  
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'''24 October 1874:''' [[Lake County, Oregon Genealogy|Lake]] 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.
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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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===== Cities  =====
 
===== Cities  =====
  
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[[Ashland, Oregon|Ashland]] | [[Butte Falls, Oregon|Butte Falls]] | [[Central Point, Oregon|Central Point]] | [[Eagle Point, Oregon|Eagle Point]] | [[Gold Hill, Oregon|Gold Hill]] | [[Jacksonville, Oregon|Jacksonville]] | [[Medford, Oregon|Medford]] | [[Phoenix, Oregon|Phoenix]] | [[Rogue River, Oregon|Rogue River]] | [[Shady Cove, Oregon|Shady Cove]] | [[Talent, Oregon|Talent]]  
 
[[Ashland, Oregon|Ashland]] | [[Butte Falls, Oregon|Butte Falls]] | [[Central Point, Oregon|Central Point]] | [[Eagle Point, Oregon|Eagle Point]] | [[Gold Hill, Oregon|Gold Hill]] | [[Jacksonville, Oregon|Jacksonville]] | [[Medford, Oregon|Medford]] | [[Phoenix, Oregon|Phoenix]] | [[Rogue River, Oregon|Rogue River]] | [[Shady Cove, Oregon|Shady Cove]] | [[Talent, Oregon|Talent]]  
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===== Communities  =====
 
===== Communities  =====
  
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[[Applegate, Oregon|Applegate]] | [[Lake Creek, Oregon|Lake Creek]] | [[Prospect, Oregon|Prospect]] | [[Rock Point, Oregon|Rock Point]] | [[Ruch, Oregon|Ruch]] | [[Sams Valley, Oregon|Sams Valley]] | [[Trail, Oregon|Trail]] | [[White City, Oregon|White City]] | [[Wimer, Oregon|Wimer]]  
 
[[Applegate, Oregon|Applegate]] | [[Lake Creek, Oregon|Lake Creek]] | [[Prospect, Oregon|Prospect]] | [[Rock Point, Oregon|Rock Point]] | [[Ruch, Oregon|Ruch]] | [[Sams Valley, Oregon|Sams Valley]] | [[Trail, Oregon|Trail]] | [[White City, Oregon|White City]] | [[Wimer, Oregon|Wimer]]  
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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
  
[[Douglas County, Oregon|Douglas]] | [[Josephine County, Oregon|Josephine]] | [[Klamath County, Oregon|Klamath]] | [[Siskiyou County, California|Siskiyou County]], California  
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[[Douglas County, Oregon Genealogy|Douglas]] | [[Josephine County, Oregon Genealogy|Josephine]] | [[Klamath County, Oregon Genealogy|Klamath]] | [[Siskiyou County, California Genealogy|Siskiyou County]], California  
  
 
==== Trivia Tidbits  ====
 
==== Trivia Tidbits  ====
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
*[http://www.rvgslibrary.org Jackson County Genealogy Library] maintains and updates a listing of burials and or deaths in Jackson County Oregon. All Jackson County cemeteries are listed with links to [http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=110430113781323767071.000468fb1093f011391df Google maps] to help users locate individual cemeteries. Each entry in the database includes the following information: name of the deceased, year of death, year of birth, cemetery if buried in Jackson County, a code designating the source of our information,e.g., ''o'' for ''obituary'' and a headstone photo. Additional information is available in the full database housed at the library, contact by [info@rvgslibrary.org email] for more information. Of course, not all information is included for every individual in the database but we do update the database frequently. All information in the database is free.
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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]
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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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.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=39&GScnty=2219&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|416235|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=39&CScnty=2219 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.orgenweb.org/jackson/Cemeteries.htm ORGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Jackson+Oregon&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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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=Jackson&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net./or/jackson/jacksoncems.htm ORGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/oregon/jackson.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/or/jackson.htm ORInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://oregongravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=15 ORGravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=15324&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=44&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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BillionGraves:  
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*[http://www.rvgslibrary.org Jackson County Genealogy Library] maintains and updates a listing of burials and or deaths in Jackson County Oregon. As of February 2014, over 82,000 names are listed.&nbsp; All Jackson County cemeteries are listed with links to [http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=110430113781323767071.000468fb1093f011391df Google maps] to help users locate individual cemeteries. Each entry in the database includes the following information: name of the deceased, year of death, year of birth, cemetery if buried in Jackson County, a code designating the source of our information,e.g., ''o'' for ''obituary,'' and a headstone photo. Additional information is available in the full database housed at the library, contact by email [info@rvgslibrary.org] for more information. Of course, not all information is included for every individual in the database but we do update the database frequently. All information in the database is free.
  
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=82666 Hayes-Gall Cemetery, Gold Hill]
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=== Church History and Records (rural area)  ===
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=82858 Medford IOOF Cemetery] IOOF = Independent Order of Odd Fellows, a fraternal organization.
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=83165 Siskiyou Memorial Park, Medford]
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=82624 Woodville Cemetery, Rogue River]
 
  
=== Church History and Records (rural area)  ===
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*[http://rvgslibrary.org Jackson County Genealogy Library] has records for the First United Methodist Church and for the First Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, OR; In addition we have early records of Moses Williams from the mid-19th century.&nbsp; The link to the Moses Williams records is [http://rvgslibrary.org/Diary/Moses.html http://rvgslibrary.org/Diary/Moses.html].<br>
  
 
=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
  
The website of [http://www.rvgslibrary.org Jackson County Genealogy Library] contains indexes to marriage certificates, divorce records, naturalization documents, and deeds. Copies of the the orignal and/or of abstracts of those documents can be obtained by paying a nominal fee.  
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The website of [http://www.rvgslibrary.org Jackson County Genealogy Library] contains indexes to marriage certificates, divorce records, naturalization documents, and deeds. Copies of the the original and/or of abstracts of those documents can be obtained by paying a nominal fee.  
  
 
=== Gazetteers  ===
 
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[[Image:Orjackson.jpg|200px|Orjackson.jpg]]
  
 
=== 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/] as a division of the&nbsp;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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'''<u>Of particular interest to Jackson county researchers:</u>'''
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The Ashland Daily Tidings (Ashland)<br>The Ashland Tidings (Ashland)
  
 
=== 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 [http://www.rvgslibrary.org Jackson County Genealogy Library] has extensive indexes to births, marriages, divorces, death certificates, and obituaries for residents of Jackson County.  
 
The [http://www.rvgslibrary.org Jackson County Genealogy Library] has extensive indexes to births, marriages, divorces, death certificates, and obituaries for residents of Jackson County.  
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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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*'''1860 - 1952''' - {{RecordSearch|2351853|Oregon Births, 1860-1952}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
  
*[http://www.rvgslibrary.org/ Jackson County Genealogy Library] Rogue Valley Genealogical Society
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'''Jackson County Genealogy Library'''<br>3405 S Pacific Hwy<br>Medford, OR 97501<br>Telephone: 541-512-2340<br>[http://www.rvgslibrary.org/ website]<br><br>
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'''Eagle Point Historical Society and Museum'''<br>PO Box 201<br>N. Royal Avenue<br>Eagle Point, OR 97524<br>Telephone: 541-826-4166<br><br>
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'''Rogue Valley Genealogical Society'''<br>3405 S. Pacific Highway<br>Medford, OR 97501<br>Telephone: 541-512-2340<br><br>
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'''Southern Oregon Historical Society'''<br>106 N Central Ave.<br>Medford, OR 97501<br>Telephone: 541-773-6536 ext 238<br>[http://www.sohs.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Talent Historical Society'''<br>Archives and Research<br>P O Box 582<br>Talent, Oregon 97540<br>Telephone: 541-512-8838<br>[http://www.talenthistory.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[[Central Point Oregon Family History Center]]  
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*[[Central Point Oregon Family History Center]] 2305 Taylor Rd Central Point OR 97502-1768 United States
*[[Medford Oregon Family History Center]]
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*[[Medford Oregon Family History Center]]2900 Juanipero Way Medford OR 97501 United States
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.orgenweb.org/jackson/ The Jackson County GenWeb Project];part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]]
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*[http://rvgslibrary.org/ Jackson County Genealogy Library, Medford, Jackson County, OR]
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*[http://rvgsociety.org/ Rogue Valley Genealogical Society, Medford, OR]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/oregon/jackson-county/ Jackson 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]
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*[http://www.orgenweb.org/jackson/ The Jackson County GenWeb Project]part of the ORGenWeb Project
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OR/Jackson/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OR/Jackson/ Linkpendium]  
*[http://wrightarchives.blogspot.com/ Jackson County, Oregon History Notes]  
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*[http://wrightarchives.blogspot.com/ Jackson County, Oregon History Notes]
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/jackson/jacksontoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/jackson/jacksontoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project]
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/or/jackson/jacksontoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project (backup site)  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/jackson/jacksontoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] (backup site)
*{{FHL|207120|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Jackson County
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*{{FHL|207120|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch.org}} FamilySearch Catalog for Jackson County
  
== References  ==
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== Jackson County Oregon Genealogy References  ==
  
{{reflist}} {{Oregon}} {{Oregon-stub}}  
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{{reflist}} {{Oregon}}  
  
 
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United States Gotoarrow.png Oregon Gotoarrow.png Jackson County

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


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Jackson County, Oregon
Map
Map of Oregon highlighting Jackson County
Location in the state of Oregon
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oregon
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 12, 1852
County Seat Medford
Courthouse
Or-jackson-ch.jpg
Address Jackson County Courthouse
10 S Oakdale Avenue
Medford, OR 97501
Phone: 541.776.6147
Jackson County Website



County Information


Jackson County, Oregon Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1906 1855 1860 1853 1853

County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage records from 1853
and voter registration from 1952.[1]


  • Jacksonville was the former county seat prior to 1927.
  • Records kept at the Courthouse: County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Jackson County Court House as of September 2001.
  • Record Loss:

Quick Facts

Andrew Jackson.JPG

Named for Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the United States.

Parent County

12 January 1852: Created from Umpqua. [2]

Boundary Changes

  • Parts taken for:

22 December 1853: Coos County

11 January 1854: Wasco County

22 January 1856: Josephine County

24 October 1874: Lake 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.

Record Loss

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities

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Ashland | Butte Falls | Central Point | Eagle Point | Gold Hill | Jacksonville | Medford | Phoenix | Rogue River | Shady Cove | Talent

Communities

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Applegate | Lake Creek | Prospect | Rock Point | Ruch | Sams Valley | Trail | White City | Wimer

Neighboring Counties

Douglas | Josephine | Klamath | Siskiyou County, California

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.
  • Jackson County Genealogy Library maintains and updates a listing of burials and or deaths in Jackson County Oregon. As of February 2014, over 82,000 names are listed.  All Jackson County cemeteries are listed with links to Google maps to help users locate individual cemeteries. Each entry in the database includes the following information: name of the deceased, year of death, year of birth, cemetery if buried in Jackson County, a code designating the source of our information,e.g., o for obituary, and a headstone photo. Additional information is available in the full database housed at the library, contact by email [info@rvgslibrary.org] for more information. Of course, not all information is included for every individual in the database but we do update the database frequently. All information in the database is free.

Church History and Records (rural area)

Census

  • 1850
  • 1853 Territorial Transcription and Index
  • 1854 Territorial Transcription and Index
  • 1855 Territorial Transcription and Index
  • 1856 Territorial Transcription and Index
  • 1857 Territorial Transcription and Index
  • 1858 Territorial Transcription and Index
  • 1859 State Transcription and Index
  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890
  • 1893 State Transcription and Index
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Court Records

The website of Jackson County Genealogy Library contains indexes to marriage certificates, divorce records, naturalization documents, and deeds. Copies of the the original and/or of abstracts of those documents can be obtained by paying a nominal fee.

Gazetteers

History

Land and Records

Maps

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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 Jackson county researchers:

The Ashland Daily Tidings (Ashland)
The Ashland Tidings (Ashland)

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 Jackson County Genealogy Library has extensive indexes to births, marriages, divorces, death certificates, and obituaries for residents of Jackson County.

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

Jackson County Genealogy Library
3405 S Pacific Hwy
Medford, OR 97501
Telephone: 541-512-2340
website

Eagle Point Historical Society and Museum
PO Box 201
N. Royal Avenue
Eagle Point, OR 97524
Telephone: 541-826-4166

Rogue Valley Genealogical Society
3405 S. Pacific Highway
Medford, OR 97501
Telephone: 541-512-2340

Southern Oregon Historical Society
106 N Central Ave.
Medford, OR 97501
Telephone: 541-773-6536 ext 238
Website

Talent Historical Society
Archives and Research
P O Box 582
Talent, Oregon 97540
Telephone: 541-512-8838
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.

Web Sites

Jackson County Oregon Genealogy References

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