Gilliam County, Oregon Genealogy

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Gilliam County

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


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Gilliam County, Oregon
Map
Map of Oregon highlighting Gilliam County
Location in the state of Oregon
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oregon
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 17, 1899
County Seat Condon
Courthouse
Or-gilliam-ch.jpg
Address Gilliam County Courthouse
221 South Oregon Street
Condon, Or 97823
Phone: 541-384-2311
Gilliam County Website




County Information


Gilliam County, Oregon Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1885 1890 1871 1884

County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage, divorce,
probate, court and land records from 1885.[1]

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

17 Feb 1899: Parts were taken to form Wheeler 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.

Populated Places

Cities

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Arlington | Condon | Lonerock

Communities

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Alville | Clem | Eddy | Igo | Mayville | Mikkalo | Olex | Rock Creek | Thirtymile | Trail Fork

Defunct Post Offices

Ajax

Neighboring Counties

Morrow | Sherman | Wasco | Wheeler | Klickitat County, Washington State

Trivia Tidbits

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

Resources

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

Federal
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church History and Records

Court Records

Gazetteers

History

Land and Property

Maps

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Migration

Early migration routes to and from Gilliam County, Oregon Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:

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 Records

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

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Gilliam County Historical Museum
History Museum
OR-19
Condon, OR 97823
Telephone: 541-384-4233
Website

Gilliam County Historical Society
Highway 19 at Burns Park
PO Box 377
Condon, Oregon, 97823
Telephone: 503-384-4233


Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society
c/o The Dalles Public Library
722 Court Street
The Dalles, OR 97058
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

Gilliam County Oregon Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gilliam County, Oregon page 572, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map VI" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap6.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).