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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]] [[Oregon]] [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]] '''Wheeler County'''''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]] [[Oregon, United States Genealogy|Oregon]] [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]]''  '''Wheeler County'''  
  
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Guide to '''Wheeler 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}}
  
=== County Courthouse <br><br><br> ===
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Wheeler County
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| county_map = Oregon Wheeler County Map.png
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| state = Oregon
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| founded year = 1899
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| founded date = February 17
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| seat = Fossil
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| building address = Wheeler County Courthouse<br>701 Adams Street<br>P O Box 327<br>Fossil, Or 97830<br>Phone 541-763-2400<br>[http://www.wheelercounty-oregon.com/ '''Wheeler County Website'''] }}
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[http://www.wheelercounty-oregon.com/ Wheeler County Courthouse]<br>701 Adams Street<br>P O&nbsp;Box 327<br>Fossil, Or 97830<br>Phone 541-763-2400<br><br>County Clerk has probate records from 1899 and land records.<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divoce and court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wheeler County, Oregon page 574, {{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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==== Wheeler 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" | '''[[Wheeler County, Oregon Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wheeler County, Oregon Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wheeler County, Oregon Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wheeler County, Oregon Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Wheeler County, Oregon Genealogy#Land and Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wheeler County, Oregon Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1915
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1896
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1900
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1865
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1887
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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County Clerk has probate records from 1899 and land records.<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divoce and court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wheeler County, Oregon page 574, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
[http://www.wheelercounty-oregon.com <br>Wheeler County Government]  
 
[http://www.wheelercounty-oregon.com <br>Wheeler County Government]  
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Wheeler County Court is structured differently. Check the County Records Inventory link for addresses for location of records (left column).  
 
Wheeler County Court is structured differently. Check the County Records Inventory link for addresses for location of records (left column).  
  
*Record Loss:
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====Record Loss====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
{{Wikipedia|Wheeler County, Oregon}}  
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==== Parent Counties  ====
 
==== Parent Counties  ====
  
'''17 February 1899:''' Wheeler County was created from [[Crook County, Oregon|Crook]], [[Gilliam County, Oregon|Gilliam]] and [[Grant County, Oregon|Grant]] Counties. <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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'''17 February 1899:''' Wheeler County was created from [[Crook County, Oregon Genealogy|Crook]], [[Gilliam County, Oregon Genealogy|Gilliam]] and [[Grant County, Oregon Genealogy|Grant]] Counties. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}}; {{FHL|1049485|item}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>  
  
 
Named for Henry H. Wheeler, a early settler who owned a farm near Mitchell.  
 
Named for Henry H. Wheeler, a early settler who owned a farm near Mitchell.  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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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.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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===== Cities  =====
 
===== Cities  =====
  
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[[Fossil, Oregon|Fossil]] | [[Mitchell, Oregon|Mitchell]] | [[Spray, Oregon|Spray]] |  
 
[[Fossil, Oregon|Fossil]] | [[Mitchell, Oregon|Mitchell]] | [[Spray, Oregon|Spray]] |  
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===== Communities  =====
 
===== Communities  =====
  
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[[Antone, Oregon|Antone]] | [[Clarno, Oregon|Clarno]] | [[Kinzua, Oregon|Kinzua]] (a ghost town) | [[Richmond, Oregon|Richmond]] | [[Service Creek, Oregon|Service Creek]] | [[Spoos Mill, Oregon|Spoos Mill]] | [[Twickenham, Oregon|Twickenham]] | [[Wetmore, Oregon|Wetmore]] | [[Winlock, Oregon|Winlock]]
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[[Antone, Oregon|Antone]] | [[Clarno, Oregon|Clarno]] | [[Kinzua, Oregon|Kinzua]] (a ghost town) | [[Richmond, Oregon|Richmond]] | [[Service Creek, Oregon|Service Creek]] | [[Spoos Mill, Oregon|Spoos Mill]] | [[Twickenham, Oregon|Twickenham]] | [[Wetmore, Oregon|Wetmore]] | [[Winlock, Oregon|Winlock]]  
  
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
  
[[Crook County, Oregon|Crook]] | [[Gilliam County, Oregon|Gilliam]] | [[Grant County, Oregon|Grant]] | [[Jefferson County, Oregon|Jefferson]] | [[Morrow County, Oregon|Morrow]] | [[Wasco County, Oregon|Wasco]]  
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[[Crook County, Oregon Genealogy|Crook]] | [[Gilliam County, Oregon Genealogy|Gilliam]] | [[Grant County, Oregon Genealogy|Grant]] | [[Jefferson County, Oregon Genealogy|Jefferson]] | [[Morrow County, Oregon Genealogy|Morrow]] | [[Wasco County, Oregon Genealogy|Wasco]]  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
  
=== Maps ===
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=== Maps ===
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<center>[[Image:Orwheeler.jpg|400px]]</center>
  
 
=== 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  ===
  
 
=== 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 '''$'''
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/oregon/or-vital-records/ How to order Oregon Vital Records], [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ordervitalcertificate/ order electronically online] or download an application for Oregon [http://public.health.oregon.gov/BirthDeathCertificates/GetVitalRecords/Documents/birthor.pdf Birth Certificate], [http://public.health.oregon.gov/BirthDeathCertificates/GetVitalRecords/Documents/marryor.pdf Marriage Certificate], [http://public.health.oregon.gov/BirthDeathCertificates/GetVitalRecords/Documents/divorcor.pdf Divorce Certificate], [http://public.health.oregon.gov/BirthDeathCertificates/GetVitalRecords/Documents/deathor.pdf Death Certificate] Application to mail.
  
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/oregon/wheeler-county/ Wheeler 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://orgenweb.org/wheeler/ The Wheeler GenWeb Project], part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]], a state project affiliated with [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project.]]  
 
*[http://orgenweb.org/wheeler/ The Wheeler GenWeb Project], part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]], a state project affiliated with [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project.]]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OR/Wheeler/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OR/Wheeler/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/wheeler/wheelertoc.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/wheeler/wheelertoc.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/wheeler/wheelertoc.htm USGenWeb Archives] (backup site)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/wheeler/wheelertoc.htm USGenWeb Archives] (backup site)  
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*{{FHL|207254|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
== References  ==
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== Wheeler County Oregon Genealogy References  ==
  
 
{{reflist}} {{Oregon}}  
 
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[[Category:Wheeler_County,_Oregon]]
 
[[Category:Wheeler_County,_Oregon]]

Latest revision as of 18:13, 6 July 2016

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


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Wheeler County, Oregon
Map
Map of Oregon highlighting Wheeler County
Location in the state of Oregon
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oregon
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 17, 1899
County Seat Fossil
Courthouse
Address Wheeler County Courthouse
701 Adams Street
P O Box 327
Fossil, Or 97830
Phone 541-763-2400
Wheeler County Website



County Information



Wheeler County, Oregon Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1915 1896 1900 1865 1887

County Courthouse

County Clerk has probate records from 1899 and land records.
Clerk Circuit Court has divoce and court records. [1]


Wheeler County Government

County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Wheeler County Court House as of June 2008.

Wheeler County Court is structured differently. Check the County Records Inventory link for addresses for location of records (left column).

Record Loss

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

Historical Facts

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Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Wheeler County, Oregon

Parent Counties

17 February 1899: Wheeler County was created from Crook, Gilliam and Grant Counties. [2]

Named for Henry H. Wheeler, a early settler who owned a farm near Mitchell.

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Oregon County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Oregon County Boundary Maps" (1843-1975) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities

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Fossil | Mitchell | Spray |

Communities

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Antone | Clarno | Kinzua (a ghost town) | Richmond | Service Creek | Spoos Mill | Twickenham | Wetmore | Winlock

Neighboring Counties

Crook | Gilliam | Grant | Jefferson | Morrow | Wasco

Resources

Archives and Libraries

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church History and Records

Court Records

Gazetteers

History

Land and Property

Maps

Orwheeler.jpg

Military History and Records

Civil War

Newspapers

Probate Records

Online Records

Taxation

Vital Records

See also How to order Oregon Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for Oregon Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail.

Societies, Libraries and Museums

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

Wheeler County Oregon Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wheeler County, Oregon page 574, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. WorldCat 50140092; FHL Collection Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)