Curry County, Oregon Genealogy

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

Curry County, Oregon
Map of Oregon highlighting Curry County
Location in the state of Oregon, United States Genealogy
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oregon
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Founded December 18, 1855
County Seat Gold Beach
Oregon, Curry County Courthouse.png
Address Curry County Courthouse
29821 Ellensburg Ave
PO Box 746
Gold Beach, OR 97444
Phone: 541.247.7011
Curry County Website

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for George Law Curry, a governor of the Oregon Territory. The County is located in the southwest area of the state. [1]

Curry County, Oregon Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1903 1859 1903 1856 1859 1856 1845
*Statewide registration for births and deaths in 1903. General compliance year unknown.

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

County Clerk has land, military and naturalization records from 1916. [3]

Records Held at the Courthouse[edit | edit source]

  • Record Loss:

Quick Facts[edit | edit source]

Named for George Law Curry, last Governor of Oregon Territory, 1853-1859.

Parent County[edit | edit source]

18 December 1855: Created from Coos County. [4]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

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

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator

The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[5]

Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places

Post Offices

  • Agness: Agness post office was established Oct. 16, 1897, and was named for the daughter of Amaziah Aubery, the first postmaster. Agness is situtated on Rogue River. Amaizah Aubery was born in northern California Dec. 24, 1865, and came to Curry County in 1883. He married Rachel Fry on Feb. 22, 1887. It is said the name was improperly reported to the postal authorities, hence the unusual spelling. FamilySearch Catalog

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Coos | Douglas | Josephine | Del Norte County, California

Trivia Tidbits[edit | edit source]

Information about localities, too small or too brief to describe in separate pages. Exception to this are Post Offices. > Trivia Tidbits

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county Family History Library
ORGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
ORGenWeb Archives FamilySearch Places
Tombstone Project
Billion Graves
See Oregon Cemeteries for more information.

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 393
1870 504 28.2%
1880 1,208 139.7%
1890 1,709 41.5%
1900 1,868 9.3%
1910 2,044 9.4%
1920 3,025 48.0%
1930 3,257 7.7%
1940 4,301 32.1%
1950 6,048 40.6%
1960 13,983 131.2%
1970 13,006 −7.0%
1980 16,992 30.6%
1990 19,327 13.7%
2000 21,137 9.4%
2010 22,364 5.8%
Source: "".

Church History and Records[edit | edit source]

List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Coos CountyJosephine CountyDel Norte CountyCaliforniaDouglas CountyOR CURRY.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Military History and Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

World War I[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Rivers and Waterways[edit | edit source]

Details about the rivers and waterways where farms and settlements are often found along them. >> Rivers and Waterways

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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 Records[edit | edit source]

Delayed Birth Certificates

Marriage Records[edit | edit source]

Death Records[edit | edit source]

Societies, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

Curry Historical Society
29419 Ellensburg Avenue
PO Box 1598
Gold Beach OR 97444
Telephone: 541-247-9396
Facebook Page

Curry Public Library
94341 3rd St
Gold Beach, OR 97444
Facebook Page

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Curry, Oregon" in,_Oregon accessed 27 Nov 2018
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Curry County, Oregon . Page 572-574 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 563-564.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Curry County, Oregon page 572, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. WorldCat 50140092FHL Collection Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Curry County, Oregon," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,,_Oregon, accessed 3 October 2018.