Crook County, Oregon Genealogy

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Crook County

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


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Crook County, Oregon
Map
Map of Oregon highlighting Crook County
Location in the state of Oregon
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oregon
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Facts
Founded October 24, 1882
County Seat Prineville
Courthouse
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Address Crook County Courthouse
300 NE 3rd, Rm 3
Prineville, OR 97754
Website: www.co.crook.or.us
Named for: Gen. George Crook
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Description

Named for Gen. George Crook, American general in Civil War and Indian Wars.

County Courthouse

Crook County Courthouse
300 East  3rd Street
Prineville, Or 97754
Phone: 541-447-6555

County Clerk has birth records 1907-1941, death records 1907-1939,marriage, divorce, probate and court records[1]

County Records Inventory listing the records held at the CrookCounty Court House as of June 2008.

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


Crook County, Oregon Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1907 1882 1890 1864 1882

Record Loss

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


Parent County

24 October 1882: Crook county was created from Wasco County. [2]

Boundary Changes

17 February 1899: Wheeler County was set off.

12 December 1914: Jefferson County was set off

13 December 1916: Deschutes County was set off.

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.

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county:[3]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
  • Forest Crossing
  • Lone Pine
  • O'Neil


Trivia Tidbits

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

Resources

Archives and Libraries

Cemeteries

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
Tombstone Project
ORGravestones
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Oregon Cemeteries for more information.

Census

  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church History and Records

Court Records

Gazetteers

History

Land and Property

Maps

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Military History and Records

Civil War

Newspapers

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

Probate

Online Records

Rivers and Waterways

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

Taxation

Vital Records

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

Delayed Birth Certificates


Birth Registers

Marriage Records

  1. 1826-1975 - Oregon, United States Marriages at FindMyPast — index $
  2. Extractions of early marriages are listed on the Western States Marriage Index
  3. Marriage Index 1885-1896 Actually is a book of affiants reporting the marriages. Historical Records Collection

Death Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Crook County Historical Society
246 North Main Street
Prineville, Oregon 97754
Telephone: 541-447-3715
Website


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.

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Crook County, Oregon page 572, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. WorldCat 50140092FHL CollectionHandybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Crook County, Oregon," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crook_County,_Oregon, accessed 3 October 2018.