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}}'''{{OR-sidebar}}Guide to '''Oregon ancestry, family history, and genealogy '''birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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== Oregon Information ==
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Oregon is a state in the northwest portion of the United States. The capital is Salem and it is divided into 36 counties.  Oregon was admitted to the United States as the 33rd state on 14 Feb 1859.  Oregon was created from Oregon Territory.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 31 Oct 2016.</ref>  
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== Getting Started ==
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=== Welcome to Oregon, Beaver State  ===
 
 
 
'''Oregon''' is a western state of the [[United States]]. It was the 33rd state admitted to the Union, on February 14, 1859.
 
 
 
The settlement of the Oregon Country commenced in March 1811 with the fur-trappers from John Jacob Astor's company "Pacific Fur Company" at Fort Astoria, now simply Astoria.
 
 
 
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According to the Oregon Blue Book, the source for the earliest written use of the word "Oregon" was Major Robert Rogers, a British army officer. In his 1765 proposal for a journey.
 
 
 
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== Oregon Research Topics  ==
 
 
 
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=== News and Events  ===
 
 
 
:New! Join the Oregon Genealogy Research Community for [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oregon-Genealogy-Research-Community/161132680654792?ref=ts Facebook] or [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Join_a_Skype_Research_Community Skype]
 
 
 
=== Counties of Oregon  ===
 
 
 
[[Oregon County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Oregon County Creation Dates and Parent Counties]] showing dates they were created or renamed and counties created from older counties. Details will assist you in determining which county would have the records you are seeking. Oregon currently has 36 counties: {{ORimagemap}}
 
 
 
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*[[Baker County, Oregon|Baker]]
 
*[[Benton County, Oregon|Benton]]
 
*[[Clackamas County, Oregon|Clackamas]]
 
*[[Clatsop County, Oregon|Clatsop]]
 
*[[Columbia County, Oregon|Columbia]]
 
*[[Coos County, Oregon|Coos]]
 
*[[Crook County, Oregon|Crook]]
 
*[[Curry County, Oregon|Curry]]
 
*[[Deschutes County, Oregon|Deschutes]]
 
 
 
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*[[Douglas County, Oregon|Douglas]]
 
*[[Gilliam County, Oregon|Gilliam]]
 
*[[Grant County, Oregon|Grant]]
 
*[[Harney County, Oregon|Harney]]
 
*[[Hood River County, Oregon|Hood River]]
 
*[[Jackson County, Oregon|Jackson]]
 
*[[Jefferson County, Oregon|Jefferson]]
 
*[[Josephine County, Oregon|Josephine]]
 
*[[Klamath County, Oregon|Klamath]]
 
 
 
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*[[Lake County, Oregon|Lake]]
 
*[[Lane County, Oregon|Lane]]
 
*[[Lincoln County, Oregon|Lincoln]]
 
*[[Linn County, Oregon|Linn]]
 
*[[Malheur County, Oregon|Malheur]]
 
*[[Marion County, Oregon|Marion]]
 
*[[Morrow County, Oregon|Morrow]]
 
*[[Multnomah County, Oregon|Multnomah]]
 
*[[Polk County, Oregon|Polk]]
 
 
 
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*[[Sherman County, Oregon|Sherman]]
 
*[[Tillamook County, Oregon|Tillamook]]
 
*[[Umatilla County, Oregon|Umatilla]]
 
*[[Union County, Oregon|Union]]
 
*[[Wallowa County, Oregon|Wallowa]]
 
*[[Wasco County, Oregon|Wasco]]
 
*[[Washington County, Oregon|Washington]]
 
*[[Wheeler County, Oregon|Wheeler]]
 
*[[Yamhill County, Oregon|Yamhill]]
 
 
 
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Extinct, renamed, or transferred counties: <br>[[Champoeg County, Oregon|Champoeg]] | [[Clark County, Washington|Clark]] | [[Lewis County, Washington|Lewis]] | [[Twality County, Oregon|Twality]] | [[Umpqua County, Oregon|Umpqua]]
 
 
 
Neighboring states: [[Washington]] | [[Idaho]] | [[Nevada]] | [[California]]
 
 
 
=== Featured Content ===
 
 
 
=== Did You Know?  ===
 
 
 
*If your ancestors migrated to the West by following the Oregon Trail, take a look at the [http://www.endoftheoregontrail.org/histhome.html Oregon Trail History Library]. You’re welcome to add emigration history of your pioneer.
 
*The Oregon Trail was much more than a pathway to the state of Oregon; it was the only practical corridor to the entire western United States. The places we now know as [[Washington|Washington]], Oregon, [[California|California]], [[Nevada|Nevada]], [[Idaho|Idaho]] and [[Utah|Utah]] would probably not be a part of the United States today were it not for the Oregon Trail. That's because the Trail was the only feasible way for settlers to get across the mountains.
 
*The thousands of settlers who arrived in the Oregon Territory between December 1850 and December 1855 were eligible to receive donation land claims. The applications for these free lands may provide birth, marriage, citizenship, and migration information. [[Oregon Land and Property Records|Read more...]]
 
*'''[[Gretna Greens in the United States|Gretna Greens]].''' When an Oregon couple's marriage is not in their home county, search for it in alternate places like [[Humboldt County, Nevada|Winnemucca NV]], or [[Washington County, Idaho|Weiser ID]], or [[Payette County, Idaho|Payette ID]]. Many people were married in Washington because it did not require waiting or a blood test.<ref name="Eakle1">Arlene H. Eakle, "Have you searched and searched for a marriage without finding it?" in ''Genealogy Blog'' at http://www.arleneeakle.com/wordpress/2007/02/19/have-you-searched-and-searched-for-the-marriage-without-finding-it/ (accessed 8 January 2011).</ref>
 
 
 
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*'''Ask a question '''about how to find your Oregon ancestors at the [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/forumdisplay.php?f=35 Western States Research forum].<br>
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== Getting Started with Oregon Research ==
*'''View historic Oregon maps''' in the [http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Oregon/ David Rumsey Map Collection].
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Links to articles on getting started with Oregon research.
*Historic Maps and navigation charts at the [http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/csdl/ctp/abstract.htm NOAA Office of Coast Survey]
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*[[Step-by-Step Oregon Research, 1900-Present|Step-by-Step Oregon Research, 1900-Present]]
*'''Find other Oregon genealogy websites''' at [http://www.cyndislist.com/or.htm Cyndi's List - Oregon].
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*[[Step-by-Step Oregon Research, 1850-1903|Step-by-Step Oregon Research, 1850-1903]]
*View images related to the state of Utah at the [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Oregon Wikimedia Commons page for Oregon]
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*[[How to Find Oregon Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
*[[Western States Marriage Index|Western States Marriage Index]]
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*[[How to Find Oregon Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ortttp/ Oregon Trails to the Past]
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*[[How to Find Oregon Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
*[https://secure.sos.state.or.us/prs/oregonianSearch.do?searchMode=getCount Early Oregonian Search]
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*[[Oregon Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
*The [http://www.orgenweb.org/ ORGenWeb Project] provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links.
 
 
 
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
 
 
 
*[[Oregon Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oregon Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records]])
 
*[[Oregon County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oregon County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Oregon Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oregon Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Oregon, Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oregon, Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Oregon, Douglas County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oregon, Douglas County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Oregon Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oregon Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
  
Websites for death records in the state of Oregon:  
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*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails&c=fs%3A1675532 Oregon Deaths and Burials 1903-1947]  
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== Oregon Research Tools ==
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails&c=fs%3A1675468 Oregon Births and Christenings 1868-1929]  
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Oregon research.
*[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/ Oregon State Archives] for death certificates, up to and including 1959.
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/oregon/ Boundary Changes for Oregon Counties]
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*[[Oregon Archives and Libraries|Oregon Archives and Libraries]]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~orgenweb/ ORGenWeb]  
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*[https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=138:1:0::NO::: Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Oregon.
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*[[Baker County, Oregon Genealogy|Baker]]
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*[[Benton County, Oregon Genealogy|Benton]]
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*[[Clackamas County, Oregon Genealogy|Clackamas]]
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*[[Clatsop County, Oregon Genealogy|Clatsop]]
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*[[Columbia County, Oregon Genealogy|Columbia]]
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*[[Coos County, Oregon Genealogy|Coos]]
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*[[Crook County, Oregon Genealogy|Crook]]
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*[[Curry County, Oregon Genealogy|Curry]]
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*[[Deschutes County, Oregon Genealogy|Deschutes]]
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*[[Douglas County, Oregon Genealogy|Douglas]]
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*[[Gilliam County, Oregon Genealogy|Gilliam]]
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*[[Grant County, Oregon Genealogy|Grant]]
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*[[Harney County, Oregon Genealogy|Harney]]
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*[[Hood River County, Oregon Genealogy|Hood River]]
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*[[Jackson County, Oregon Genealogy|Jackson]]
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*[[Jefferson County, Oregon Genealogy|Jefferson]]
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*[[Josephine County, Oregon Genealogy|Josephine]]
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*[[Klamath County, Oregon Genealogy|Klamath]]
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*[[Lake County, Oregon Genealogy|Lake]]
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*[[Lane County, Oregon Genealogy|Lane]]
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*[[Lincoln County, Oregon Genealogy|Lincoln]]
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*[[Linn County, Oregon Genealogy|Linn]]
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*[[Malheur County, Oregon Genealogy|Malheur]]
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*[[Marion County, Oregon Genealogy|Marion]]
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*[[Morrow County, Oregon Genealogy|Morrow]]
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*[[Multnomah County, Oregon Genealogy|Multnomah]]
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*[[Polk County, Oregon Genealogy|Polk]]
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*[[Sherman County, Oregon Genealogy|Sherman]]
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*[[Tillamook County, Oregon Genealogy|Tillamook]]
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*[[Umatilla County, Oregon Genealogy|Umatilla]]
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*[[Union County, Oregon Genealogy|Union]]
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*[[Wallowa County, Oregon Genealogy|Wallowa]]
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*[[Wasco County, Oregon Genealogy|Wasco]]
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*[[Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Washington]]
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*[[Wheeler County, Oregon Genealogy|Wheeler]]
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*[[Yamhill County, Oregon Genealogy|Yamhill]]
 
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:''' [[Champoeg County, Oregon Genealogy|Champoeg]] | [[Clark County, Washington Genealogy|Clark]] | [[Lewis County, Washington Genealogy|Lewis]] | [[Twality County, Oregon Genealogy|Twality]] | [[Umpqua County, Oregon Genealogy|Umpqua]]
  
=== Things you can do ===
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== Oregon Migration Routes ==
 
 
*Visit the [http://www.historyresearch.utah.gov/ Research Center] of the Utah State Archives and Utah State History
 
*Know of any others? Feel free to add to this list.
 
  
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:
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[[Oregon Trail|Oregon Trail]]{{·}} [[California Trail|California Trail]]{{·}} [[Applegate Trail|Applegate Trail]]{{·}} [[Meek Cutoff|Meek Cutoff]]{{·}} {{nowrap|[[Whitman Mission Route|Whitman Mission Route]]{{·}}}} [[Barlow Road|Barlow Road]]{{·}} [[Klamath Trail|Klamath Trail]]{{·}} {{nowrap|[[Free Emigrant Road|Free Emigrant Road]]{{·}}}} {{nowrap|[[Upper Columbia River Route|Upper Columbia River Route]]{{·}}}} {{nowrap|[[Nez Perce Trail|Nez Perce Trail]]{{·}}}} {{nowrap|[[Lewis and Clark Trail|Lewis and Clark Trail]]{{·}}}} {{nowrap|[[Santiam Wagon Road|Santiam Wagon Road]]{{·}}}} {{nowrap|[[Siskiyou Trail|Siskiyou Trail]]{{·}}}} {{nowrap|[[Thomas and Ruckle Road|Thomas and Ruckle Road]]{{·}}}} {{nowrap|[[York Factory Express|York Factory Express]]{{·}}}} [[Willamette Valley|Willamette Valley]]{{·}}[[Blue Mountain Pass|Blue Mountain Pass]]{{·}}[[Rogue River Valley|Rogue River Valley]]{{·}} [[Great Northern Railway (U.S.)]]{{·}}[[Union Pacific Railroad]]{{·}}[[Northern Pacific Railway]]{{·}}[[Oregon Short Line Railroad]]{{·}}{{nowrap|[[Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company]]}}{{·}}[[Southern Pacific Railroad]]{{·}}[[Columbia Southern Railway]]{{·}}[[Oregon Trunk Railroad]]
  
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== FamilySearch Resources ==
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.<br>
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
*For further assistance, contact the [[User:Dsammy|moderator]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/33?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Oregon Family History Center locator map]
  
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*'''2001-2014''' - {{RecordSearch|2311973|Currentobituary.com index, 2001-2014}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/or/ Cyndi's List] - Oregon genealogy sites on the internet
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ore/ Oregon Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of Alabama
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/oregon-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for Oregon
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/oregon-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Oregon genealogy research
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*[http://www.raogk.org/oregon-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Oregon
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Oregon.pdf New Jersey Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
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*[[Step-by-Step Oregon Research, 1900-Present|For Step-by-Step Oregon Research, 1900-Present, click here.]]
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*[[Oregon County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Oregon County Creation Dates and Parent Counties]] showing dates they were created or renamed and counties created from older counties. Details will assist you in determining which county would have the records you are seeking
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*If your ancestors migrated to the West by following the Oregon Trail, take a look at the [http://www.endoftheoregontrail.org/histhome.html Oregon Trail History Library].
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*[https://secure.sos.state.or.us/prs/oregonianSearch.do?searchMode=getCount Early Oregonian Search]
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com/index.html Every Name Index]
  
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*[[User:Dsammy|Sammy]] is the moderator for the Oregon content. Assistant moderators are needed. Submit your request to be the assistant by adding a comment on the [[Talk:Oregon|Discussion page]]. Contributors for the Oregon content during the past three months include: (stay tuned, the list is coming soon!)
 
  
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Guide to Oregon ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
This article is about the U.S. state. For other uses, see Oregon (disambiguation).

Oregon Information

Oregon is a state in the northwest portion of the United States. The capital is Salem and it is divided into 36 counties. Oregon was admitted to the United States as the 33rd state on 14 Feb 1859. Oregon was created from Oregon Territory.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Oregon Research

Links to articles on getting started with Oregon research.

Oregon Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Oregon research.

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Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

Clatsop CountyColumbia CountyTillamook CountyWashington CountyMultnomah CountyHood RiverWasco CountySherman CountyGilliam CountyMorrow CountyLincoln CountyYamhill CountyPolk CountyBenton CountyClackamas CountyMarion CountyLinn CountyJefferson CountyUmatilla CountyWallowa CountyUnion CountyWheeler CountyGrant CountyBaker CountyCrook CountyLane CountyDeschutes CountyDouglas CountyCoos CountyCurry CountyJosephine CountyJackson CountyKlamath CountyLake CountyHarney CountyMalheur CountyOregon-county-map.gif
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Counties


Extinct or Renamed Counties: Champoeg | Clark | Lewis | Twality | Umpqua

Oregon Migration Routes

Oregon Trail · California Trail · Applegate Trail · Meek Cutoff · Whitman Mission Route · Barlow Road · Klamath Trail · Free Emigrant Road · Upper Columbia River Route · Nez Perce Trail · Lewis and Clark Trail · Santiam Wagon Road · Siskiyou Trail · Thomas and Ruckle Road · York Factory Express · Willamette Valley · Blue Mountain Pass · Rogue River Valley · Great Northern Railway (U.S.) · Union Pacific Railroad · Northern Pacific Railway · Oregon Short Line Railroad · Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company · Southern Pacific Railroad · Columbia Southern Railway · Oregon Trunk Railroad


FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

Additional Resources

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 31 Oct 2016.