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U.S. Federal Census - 1880 Schedules of Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes325,492
U.S., Indexed Early Land Ownership and Township Plats, 1785-1898165,796
Oregon, Compiled Census Index, 1841-189055,286
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U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-19704,530,460
Oregon, Marriage Indexes, 1906-20092,762,424
Oregon, Death Index, 1898-20081,903,430
Oregon, State Marriages, 1906-19661,441,718
Oregon, Divorce Records, 1961-1985611,393
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U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 194215,293,445
U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865837,569
Oregon Volunteers, Spanish American War and Philippine Insurrection1,581
The official records of the Oregon volunteers in the Spanish War and Philippine Insurrection695
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Oregon, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1888-1963555,959
U.S., Applications for Seaman's Protection Certificates, 1916-1940320,331
Oregon, Naturalization Records 1865-1991178,080
Portland, Oregon, Chinese Immigrant Landing Records and Applications for Admission, 1882-190311,804
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Morning Oregonian (Portland, Oregon)41,162
Oregon, Statesman Index Books, 1850-18660
Miscellaneous pages from the Oregon Genealogical Society newsletter105
Marriage records taken from files of the Weekly mountaineer and Times-mountaineer, 1865-189163
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Oregon City Directories12,997
Oregon, Washington and Alaska gazetteer and business directory : 1901-1902.1,208
History of the Congregational Association of Oregon and Washington Territory121
Members of the legislature of Oregon, 1843-196757
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Oregon, Motor Vehicle Registrations, 1911-19463,588,120
U.S., Indexed Early Land Ownership and Township Plats, 1785-1898165,796
Oregon, Wills and Probate Records, 1849-196360,074
Oregon, Adoptions and Name Changes, 1876-19182,425
Genealogical material in Oregon donation land claims806
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Who's Who on the Pacific Coast, 1913Free3,701
Oregon, Washington and Alaska gazetteer and business directory : 1901-1902.1,208
Oregon State Roster of Ancestors, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1963407
Charles W. Smith's Pacific Northwest Americana388
The State of Oregon, its resources and opportunities324
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U.S., Indexed Early Land Ownership and Township Plats, 1785-1898165,796
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A Genealogical History

Oregon in brief

Statehood: 14 February 1859
Capital: Salem
Largest City: Portland
Counties: 36
State motto: Alis Volat Propriis (She Flies with Her Own Wings)
State nickname: The Beaver State
Neighboring states: 2020欧洲杯在线网址Washington, Idaho, Nevada, California


2020欧洲杯在线网址Mount Hood, Oregon, sketch c. 1906

Interesting Facts

  • Native American tribes in Oregon included the Northern Paiute, Sahaptin, Cayuse, Nez Perce, Shoshone, and Klamath Modoc in the eastern part of the state, and the Tillamook, Clatskanie, Takelma, Latgawa, Coquille, Umpqua, Shasta Costa, Chetco, Tolowa, Dakubetede, Siuslaw, Coos, Molalla, Chinook, Alsea, Yaquina , and Kalapulyan.
  • Fur trappers with the Hudson Bay Company were the first non-Native American settlers in Oregon in 1829, followed by Congregational, Methodist, and Catholic missionaries in the 1840s. Encouraged by the missionaries, between 1840 and 1860, nearly 53,000 settlers, mostly from Mississippi, Misouri, and the Ohio River valleys made the trek to Oregon.
  • In 1844, Oregon City was the first incorporated city west of the Rocky Mountains and was the capital until 1851 when it was moved to Salem. In 1855, the capital briefly moved to Corvallis, but returned to Salem within the same year.

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U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 194215,293,445
Oregon, State Births, 1842-1917309,725
Oregon, State Marriages, 1906-19661,441,718
Oregon, County Marriage Records, 1851-1975332,947
U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-19704,530,460

Famous People

Help and Advice

Resources

Oregon Census Research

2020欧洲杯在线网址Federal census records for Oregon began in 1850 and continue every 10 years, with the

2020欧洲杯在线网址Territorial and state census records reflect the rapid growth of the Oregon country. These census enumerations were taken in 1842, 1843, 1845, 1849, 1853, 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, and 1905, though only portions of these enumerations have survived. Most of these censuses include only the name of the head of household, although the 1895 and 1905 censuses include some information on all members of the household.

2020欧洲杯在线网址The following census rolls are on file at the Oregon State Library, the Oregon Historical Society, the University of Oregon Library, and the FHL:

  • 1845: Champoeg, Clackamas, Clatsop, Tuality (now Washington County), Yamhill
  • 1849: Benton, Champoeg (now Marion), Clackamas, Lewis (now in Washington State), Linn, Polk, Tualatin (now Washington County), Vancouver (now in Washington State), Yamhill
  • 1853: Marion, Polk, Umpqua (now Douglas), Washington, Bento
  • 1854: Clatsop, Jackson
  • 1855: Coos, Jackson
  • 1856: Clackamas, Curry, Jackson, Polk, Washington
  • 1857: Clackamas, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Tillamook, Umpqua (now Douglas), Washington
  • 1858: Clatsop, Coos, Curry, Umpqua (now Douglas)
  • 1859: Clatsop, Umpqua (now Douglas)
  • 1895: Marion
  • 1905: Baker, Linn, Lane, Marion

 

Oregon Vital Records

2020欧洲杯在线网址Oregon began recording births and deaths in 1903 and marriages in 1906. The Oregon State Archives in Salem has vital records from fifteen of the thirty-six counties. These include Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Douglas, Jackson, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Multnomah (and Portland), Polk, Tillamook, Umatilla, Wasco, Washington, and Yamhill.

  • : Holds records of births and deaths from July, 1903; marriages from 1906; and divorce certificates from 1925.
  • : The Archives holds birth, marriage, divorce, and death registers and records for selected counties, and will provide copies to researchers. A list of available holdings and search fees is provided. The offers a surname search of selected records, including vital records.
  • : a searchable index to marriages in several western states, including Oregon. See the web site for specific counties and years included in the index.

 

Oregon Research Resources

2020欧洲杯在线网址The organizations listed below provide information about Oregon history and genealogy. In addition to these state-level resources, many counties and towns maintain important genealogical collections in local libraries, genealogical societies, or historical societies, so check for a local resource when researching

 

Statewide Research Resources

  • : Research guides are provided for the extensive research resources at the Archives.
  • : see the Genealogy link for a description of resources.
  • ): In addition to an on-site genealogy library located in Portland, the GFO’s web site provides searchable indexes to marriages, deaths, cemetery, military, probate, and yearbook records.
  • : Maintains a list of Oregon genealogical societies.
  • : Includes collections on Oregon history and First Nations.
  • : This facility maintains records from Federal agencies and courts in Oregon, including census, military, court, naturalization, and immigration records.
  • : The BLM administers Federal Land for public land states including Oregon, and maintains records of land patents which granted land from the Federal Government to individuals. Use the Land Patent Search to locate land grants by name. Many record images are available on the web site. See the FAQ for more information on how to locate and use land patents. 

 

Specialty and Regional Research

  • : Focuses on the 19th century migration on the Oregon, California, Santa Fe and Mormon Trails.