Tillamook County, Oregon Genealogy

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

Tillamook County, Oregon
Map of Oregon highlighting Tillamook 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 15, 1853
County Seat Tillamook
Oregon, Tillamook County Courthouse.png
Address Tillamook County Courthouse
201 Laurel Avenue
Tillamook, OR 97141
Phone: 503.842.3402
Tillamook County Website

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for the Tillamook, a Native American tribe who were living in the area in the early 19th century at the time of European American settlemen. The County is located in the northwest area of the state. [1]

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

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1903 1854 1903 1860 1854 1860 1845
*Statewide registration for births and deaths in 1903. General compliance year unknown.

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

County Clerk has marriage records from 1862,
divorce, probate and court records from 1860.[3]

The Land of Cheese, Trees and Ocean Breeze[edit | edit source]

Quick Facts[edit | edit source]

Parent Counties[edit | edit source]

15 December 1853: Tillamook county was created from Clatsop, Polk and Yamhill Counties.
The name Tillamook comes from the Tillamook (Killamook or Calamoxes) Indians., a Native American tribe living in the area in 19th century. [4]

  • Records Held at the Courthouse

County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Tillamook County Court House as of August/September 2006.

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]

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
Ghost towns

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Clatsop | Columbia | Lincoln | Polk | Washington | Yamhill

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 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 95
1870 408 329.5%
1880 970 137.7%
1890 2,932 202.3%
1900 4,471 52.5%
1910 6,266 40.1%
1920 8,810 40.6%
1930 11,824 34.2%
1940 12,263 3.7%
1950 18,606 51.7%
1960 18,955 1.9%
1970 17,930 −5.4%
1980 21,164 18.0%
1990 21,570 1.9%
2000 24,262 12.5%
2010 25,250 4.1%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Census records for Tillamook County, Oregon, 1854, 1857-1858

The 1860 census records of Tillamook County, Oregon

Tillamook County, Oregon census, 1860-1870

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]

Clatsop CountyColumbia CountyWashington CountyYamhill CountyPolk CountyLincoln CountyOR TILLAMOOK.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Military History and Records[edit | edit source]

List of soldier's graves in Tillamook County, Oregon : arranged according to the different cemeteries

Civil War[edit | edit source]

World War I[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Declarations of intentions, 1888-1892, 1907-1954 (Tillamook County, Oregon)

Naturalization petitions, 1909-1953; card index, 1871-1954 (Tillamook County, Oregon)

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]

Tax assessment books and sherriff's tax rolls for Tillamook County, Oregon

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has copies of some records such as:

Birth Records[edit | edit source]

Delayed Birth Certificates

Marriage Records[edit | edit source]

Divorce Records[edit | edit source]

Death 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.

Societies, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

Tillamook County Pioneer Museum
2106 2nd St
Tillamook Oregon 97141

Cannon Beach History Center And Museum
1387 S Spruce St
P O Box 1005
Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
Telephone: 503-436-9301
Facebook Page

Seaside Museum and Historical Society
570 Necanicum Dr
Seaside, OR 97138
Telephone: 503-738-7065

Tillamook County Library Branches
1716 Third St
Tillamook, OR 97141
Facebook Page

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
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Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Websites[edit | edit source]

Tillamook County Oregon Genealogy References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Tillamook, Oregon" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tillamook_County,_Oregon accessed 29 Nov 2018
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tillamook 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), Tillamook County, Oregon page 574, 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, "Tillamook County, Oregon" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tillamook_County,_Oregon, accessed 22 December 2018.