Oregon, United States Genealogy

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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[edit | edit source]

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]

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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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Oregon Clickable Map[edit | edit source]

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

Counties[edit | edit source]

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

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Oregon Migration Routes[edit | edit source]

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 Railroad · Oregon Short Line Railroad · Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company · Southern Pacific Railroad · Columbia Southern Railway · Oregon Trunk Railroad

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  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.