Coos County, Oregon Genealogy
Guide to Coos County, Oregon ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Coos County, Oregon|
Location in the state of Oregon
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
|Founded||December 22, 1853|
|Address|| Coos County Courthouse|
250 N Baxter Street
Coquille, OR 97423
Coos County Website
- 1 County Information
- 2 Quick Facts
- 3 Resources
- 3.1 Cemeteries
- 3.2 Census
- 3.3 Church History and Records
- 3.4 Court Records
- 3.5 Gazetteers
- 3.6 Land and Property
- 3.7 Maps
- 3.8 Military History and Records
- 3.9 Newspapers
- 3.10 Probate Records
- 3.11 Rivers and Waterways
- 3.12 Taxation
- 3.13 Vital Records
- 4 Societies, Libraries and Museums
- 5 Websites
- 6 References
The County was named for a tribe of Native Americans who live in the region. The County is located in the west area of the state. 
Coos County, Oregon Record Dates
County Clerk has birth and death records 1906-1929, marriage records from 1857, land records from 1854, widows’ military pensions 1929-1950 and some school records; State Courts have divorce and probate records. 
Records Held at the Courthouse
- County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Coos County Court House as of August/September 2004.
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
|} Named after a tribe of Native Americans who lived in the area.
Trivia Tidbits: Little biographic bits associated with the names of non-population localities.
18 December 1855: Part was taken to form Curry County.
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.
Places / Localities
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:
|Native American communities|
Information about localities, too small or too brief to describe in separate pages. Exception to this are Post Offices. > Trivia Tidbits
|Tombstone Transcriptions Online||Tombstone Transcriptions in Print||List of Cemeteries in the county|
|Findagrave.com||Family History Library||Findagrave.com|
|See Oregon Cemeteries for more information.|
- 1855 Territorial Transcription and Index
- 1857 Territorial Transcription and Index
- 1858 Territorial Transcription and Index
Church History and Records
Land and Property
Military History and Records
- 1861-1865 - Oregon, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865 at FamilySearch — index
World War I
- 1921-1938 - Oregon, World War I, Veteran State Aid Applications, 1921-1938 at FamilySearch — index and images
Oregon Online Historical Newspapers - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.
Historic Oregon Newspapers http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/ as a division of the Oregon Digital Newspaper Program has digitzied more than 644,000 pages of newspapers throughout Oregon. Dates range from 1846-1922 with selected issues continuing through 1973.
Of particular interest to Coos county researchers:
The Bandon Recorder
Semi-Weekly Bandon Recorder
Rivers and Waterways
Details about the rivers and waterways where farms and settlements are often found along them. >> Rivers and Waterways
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.
Delayed Birth Certificates
- 1826-1975 - Oregon, United States Marriages at FindMyPast — index $
- Extractions of early marriages are listed on the Western States Marriage Index
- Marriage Index 1885-1896 Actually is a book of affiants reporting the marriages. Historical Records Collection
Societies, Libraries and Museums
Coos Bay Genealogical Forum
P.O. Box 1067
North Bend 97459
Coos County Historical Society
1220 Sherman Ave
North Bend 97459-3666
Family History Centers
Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.
- Coos Bay Oregon Family History Center (North Bend) 3355 Virginia Ave North Bend, OR 97459 United States Location Map
- Bandon Oregon Family History Center950 Delaware Ave SE Bandon, OR 97411 United States Location Map
- Coos County, OR History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
- Oregon Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- Oregon Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- The Coos County GenWeb Project part of The ORGenWeb Project
- The USGenWeb Archives Project
- The USGenWeb Archives Project (backup site)
- FamilySearch.org FamilySearch Catalog for Coos County
- Wikipedia contributors, "Coo, Oregon" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coos_County,_Oregon accessed 27 Nov 2018
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Coos County, Oregon page 572, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- WorldCat 50140092 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
- Wikipedia contributors, "Coos County, Oregon," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coos_County,_Oregon, accessed 3 October 2018.
- "Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, Minnesota Historical Society, http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.