Klamath County, Oregon Genealogy

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

Klamath County, Oregon
Map of Oregon highlighting Klamath 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 October 17, 1882
County Seat Klamath Falls
Address Klamath County Courthouse
304 Main Street
Klamath Falls, Or 97601-6385
Klamath County Website

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for the Klamath. The County is located in the south central area of the state. [1]

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

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1903 1882 1903 1872 1870 1882 1845
*Statewide registration for births and deaths in 1903. General compliance year unknown.

County Courthouse
[edit | edit source]

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1882
and military records from 1919.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, probate and court records. [3]

Klamath County Government

County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Klamath County Court House as of August 2006.

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

  • Record Loss:

Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Klamath County, Oregon

Named for a tribe of Native Americans living in the area at the time the first white explorers entered the region, the Klamaths.

Tidbits: Little biographic bits associated with the names of non-population localities.

Parent County[edit | edit source]

17 October 1882: Created from west part of Lake 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 MapofUS.org 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]

The following are locations in the county:[5]

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

Unincorporated communities
Native American communities
Census-designated places
  • Altamont

Defunct Post Offices[edit | edit source]

  • Algoma: The town was named for the Algoma Lumber Company. The name is said to be an Indian word formed from Algonquin and goma, meaning Algonquin waters. Post Office was established in 1912 and closed in 1943. The town was a company townsite to support employees of Algoma Lumber Company.
  • Altamont: Altamont post office was in service from January 1893 to February 1902, with George W. Smith postmaster.

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Deschutes | Douglas | Jackson | Lake | Lane | California counties: Modoc | Siskiyou

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]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1890 2,444
1900 3,970 62.4%
1910 8,554 115.5%
1920 11,413 33.4%
1930 32,407 183.9%
1940 40,497 25.0%
1950 42,150 4.1%
1960 47,475 12.6%
1970 50,021 5.4%
1980 59,117 18.2%
1990 57,702 −2.4%
2000 63,775 10.5%
2010 66,380 4.1%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Federal[edit | edit source]

1890[edit | edit source]
1900[edit | edit source]
1910[edit | edit source]
1920[edit | edit source]
1930[edit | edit source]

Church History and Records (Rural)[edit | edit source]

List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court[edit | edit source]

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Lane CountyDeschutes CountyLake CountyJackson CountyDouglas CountySiskiyou CountyModoc CountyOR KLAMATH.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

World War I[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Oregon Online Historical Newspapers - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.

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

Birth Registers

Marriage Records[edit | edit source]

Death Records[edit | edit source]

Societies, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

Klamath Basin Genealogical Society
126 S. 3rd St
Klamath Falls OR 97601
Facebook Page

Klamath County Library Service District
12 Branches
126 South 3rd St.
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Facebook Page

Klamath County Museum
1451 Main St.
Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Genealogy Websites[edit | edit source]

Klamath County Oregon Genealogy References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Klamath, Oregon" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klamath_County,_Oregon accessed 27 Nov 2018
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Klamath 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), Klamath County, Oregon page 573, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. WorldCat 50140092; FHL Collection Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Klamath County, Oregon," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klamath_County,_Oregon, accessed 10 November 2018.