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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oregon]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Multnomah County'''''  
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oregon, United States Genealogy|Oregon]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Multnomah County'''  
  
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Guide to '''Multnomah County, Oregon ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[[Image:Or-multnomah.png|thumb|right|250px|Or-multnomah.png]]
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{{Click|Image:OR_ORP.png|Oregon Online Genealogy Records}}
  
=== County Courthouse <br> ===
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Multnomah County
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| county_map = Oregon Multnomah County Map.png
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| state = Oregon
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| founded year = 1854
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| founded date = December 22
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| seat = Portland
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| building address = Multnomah County Courthouse<br>1021 SW 4th Avenue<br>Portland, OR 97204-1123<br>Phone: 503.248.3511<br>[http://web.multco.us/ '''Multnomah County Website'''] }}
  
[http://web.multco.us/ Multnomah County Courthouse]<br>1021 SW 4th Avenue<br>Portland, OR 97204-1123<br>Phone:. 503.248.3511&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has divorce, court and land reco<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1345048035612_352" />rds from 1854 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Multnomah 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 Information ===
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[http://www.co.multnomah.or.us/ &nbsp;]  
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==== Multnomah 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" | '''[[Multnomah County, Oregon Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Multnomah County, Oregon Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Multnomah County, Oregon Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Multnomah County, Oregon Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Multnomah County, Oregon Genealogy#Land and Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Multnomah County, Oregon Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1864
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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" | 1849
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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County Clerk has divorce, court and land reco<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1345048035612_352" />rds from 1854 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Multnomah 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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*[http://www.co.multnomah.or.us/ Multnomah County Courthouse]
  
 
=== Multnomah County Information  ===
 
=== Multnomah County Information  ===
  
{{Wikipedia|Multnomah County, Oregon}}
 
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
'''22 December 1854:''' Multnomah county was created from [[Clackamas County, Oregon|Clackamas]] and [[Washington County, Oregon|Washington]] Counties. Named after [[Indians of North America|Native American]] people first recorded in the journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the Mulknomans, who inhabited the area of Portland, most specifically on Sauvie Island. <ref> ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''; Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002 {{WorldCat|50140092}}, {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}</ref>  
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'''22 December 1854:''' Multnomah county was created from [[Clackamas County, Oregon Genealogy|Clackamas]] and [[Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Washington]] Counties. Named after [[Indians of North America|Native American]] people first recorded in the journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the Mulknomans, who inhabited the area of Portland, most specifically on Sauvie Island. <ref> ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''; Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002 {{WorldCat|50140092}}, {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}</ref>  
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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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*[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cpmultnomahdescrip.html County Records Inventory] listing Multnomah County records as of October 2006 inventory.  
 
*[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cpmultnomahdescrip.html County Records Inventory] listing Multnomah County records as of October 2006 inventory.  
*Record Loss:
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====Record Loss====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
=== Trivia Tidbits  ===
 
=== Trivia Tidbits  ===
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=== Biography  ===
 
=== Biography  ===
  
=== Cemeteries (Urbanized area in and near Portland)  ===
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=== Cemeteries ===
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=83179 Pleasant Home Cemetery, Gresham] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.lenzenresearch.com/carutherscem.html Caruthers, Beth Israel, Jefferson Street, and Stark Cemeteries], early Portland cemeteries.
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=82573 Willamette National Cemetery, Portland] BillionGraves
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*[http://ccpdxor.com Mt. Calvary &amp; Gethsemani Catholic Cemeteries], online index.
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*[http://www.gfo.org/st-mary/index.htm St. Mary's Cemetery, Portland's Pioneer Catholic Cemetery], index.
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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]
  
=== Cemeteries (Rural)  ===
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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.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=39&GScnty=2230&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|725059|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=2230 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ormultno/cemeteries.htm ORGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Multnomah+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=Multnomah&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net./or/multnomah/multnomahcems.htm ORGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/oregon/multnomah.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/or/multnomah.htm ORInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://oregongravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=26 ORGravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=15392&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=30&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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*1930
 
*1930
  
=== Court Records ===
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=== Church Records ===
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===== Lutheran  =====
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:*Records of Central Lutheran Church, Portland, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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=== Court Records ===
  
 
=== Gazetteers  ===
 
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=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
  
=== Maps ===
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[[Image:Ormultnomah.jpg|250px]]
  
 
=== Migration  ===
 
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=== 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  ===
 
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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==== Birth ====
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*'''1860 - 1952''' - {{RecordSearch|2351853|Oregon Births, 1860-1952}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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==== Marriage ====
  
 
[http://www.gfo.org/ The Genealogical Forum of Oregon] has placed an index on-line to the following marriage books: ([[Access Codes|FI$]])  
 
[http://www.gfo.org/ The Genealogical Forum of Oregon] has placed an index on-line to the following marriage books: ([[Access Codes|FI$]])  
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*[http://www.gfo.org/m1895/index.htm 1895 - 1899 of the Multnomah County Marriage Books]  
 
*[http://www.gfo.org/m1895/index.htm 1895 - 1899 of the Multnomah County Marriage Books]  
 
*[http://www.gfo.org/m1900/index.htm 1900 - 1904 of the Multnomah County Marriage Books]
 
*[http://www.gfo.org/m1900/index.htm 1900 - 1904 of the Multnomah County Marriage Books]
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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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'''Oregon Historical Society Museum'''<br>1200 SW Park Ave<br> Portland, OR 97205<br>Telephone: 503-222-1741<br>[http://www.ohs.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Fairview Rockwood Wilkes Historical Society'''<br> 17111 NE Sandy Blvd<br> Portland, OR 97230<br>Telephone: 503-261-8078<br>[http://frwhs.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Multnomah Historical Association'''<br> PO Box 19785<br>2929 SW Multnomah Blvd<br> Portland, OR 97219<br>[http://multnomahhistorical.com/ Website]<br><br>
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'''David Douglas Historical Society'''<br> 1500 SE 130th Ave.<br> Portland, OR 97233<br>Telephone: 503-254-0797<br><br>
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[[Portland Oregon East Family History Center]]
 
 
*[[Portland Oregon Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Portland Oregon Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Gresham Oregon Family History Center]]
 
*[[Gresham Oregon Family History Center]]
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== Websites  ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/oregon/multnomah-county/ Multnomah 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/~ormultno/ The Multnomah County GenWeb Project], part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ormultno/ The Multnomah County GenWeb Project], part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OR/Multnomah/ Linkpenium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OR/Multnomah/ Linkpenium]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/multnomah/multnomahtoc.htm USGenWeb Archives] (backup site)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/multnomah/multnomahtoc.htm USGenWeb Archives] (backup site)
  
== References  ==
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== Multnomah County Oregon Genealogy References  ==
  
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[[Category:Multnomah_County,_Oregon]]
 
[[Category:Multnomah_County,_Oregon]]

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


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Multnomah County, Oregon
Map
Map of Oregon highlighting Multnomah 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, 1854
County Seat Portland
Courthouse
Address Multnomah County Courthouse
1021 SW 4th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204-1123
Phone: 503.248.3511
Multnomah County Website



County Information


Multnomah County, Oregon Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1864 1855 1860 1849 1850

County Courthouse


County Clerk has divorce, court and land records from 1854 [1]

Multnomah County Information

Boundary Changes

22 December 1854: Multnomah county was created from Clackamas and Washington Counties. Named after Native American people first recorded in the journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the Mulknomans, who inhabited the area of Portland, most specifically on Sauvie Island. [2]

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.

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

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

  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890
  • 1895---State census, lists only names (no age or birthplace). An index is available in the Oregon Historical Records Index, at the Oregon State Archives.
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church Records

Lutheran
  • Records of Central Lutheran Church, Portland, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court Records

Gazetteers

History

Land and Property

Maps

Ormultnomah.jpg

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Multnomah County, Oregon Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:

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

Birth

Marriage

The Genealogical Forum of Oregon has placed an index on-line to the following marriage books: (FI$)

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

Oregon Historical Society Museum
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205
Telephone: 503-222-1741
Website

Fairview Rockwood Wilkes Historical Society
17111 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97230
Telephone: 503-261-8078
Website

Multnomah Historical Association
PO Box 19785
2929 SW Multnomah Blvd
Portland, OR 97219
Website

David Douglas Historical Society
1500 SE 130th Ave.
Portland, OR 97233
Telephone: 503-254-0797

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

Multnomah County Oregon Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Multnomah County, Oregon page 573, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.; Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002 WorldCat 50140092, FHL Book 973 D27e 2002
  3. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map VI" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap6.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).
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