Jefferson County, Oregon Genealogy
Guide to Jefferson County, Oregon ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Jefferson County, Oregon|
Location in the state of Oregon
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
|Founded||December 12, 1914|
|Address|| Jefferson County Courthouse|
75 SE C Street
Madras, Or 97741-1709
Jefferson County Website
- 1 County Information
- 2 County Courthouse
- 3 Historical Facts
- 4 Places / Localities
- 5 Neighboring Counties
- 6 Resources
- 6.1 Cemeteries
- 6.2 Census
- 6.3 Church History and Records
- 6.4 Court Records
- 6.5 Gazetteers
- 6.6 History
- 6.7 Land and Property
- 6.8 Maps
- 6.9 Military History and Records
- 6.10 Newspapers
- 6.11 Probate Records
- 6.12 Rivers and Waterways
- 6.13 Taxation
- 6.14 Vital Records
- 7 Societies, Libraries and Museums
- 8 Websites
- 9 Jefferson County Oregon Genealogy References
The County was named for Mount Jefferson. The County is located in the north central area of the state. 
Jefferson County, Oregon Record Dates
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and land records from 1914. 
County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Jefferson County Court House as of July 2011.
Jefferson County Court is structured differently. Check the County Records Inventory link for addresses for location of records (left column).
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs maintain separate government.
- Culver was the county seat 1914 to 1916
- Record Loss:
Trivia Tidbits: Little biographic bits associated with the names of non-population localities.
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.
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
Places / Localities
The following are locations in the county:
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator
|Native American communities|
Information about localities, too small or too brief to describe in separate pages. Exception to this are Post Offices. > Trivia Tidbits
Warm Springs (Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs)
|Tombstone Transcriptions Online||Tombstone Transcriptions in Print||List of Cemeteries in the county|
|Findagrave.com||Family History Library||Findagrave.com|
|ORGenWeb Archives||WorldCat||Billion Graves|
|See Oregon Cemeteries for more information.|
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
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
Jefferson County Historical Society
PO Box 647
Madras, OR 97741
Jefferson County Museum and Historical Society
34 SE "D" Street
Madras, OR 97741
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.
- Jefferson County, OR History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
- Oregon Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- Oregon Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- The Jefferson County GenWeb Project part of The ORGenWeb Project
- The USGenWeb Archives Project
- The USGenWeb Archives Project (Backup site)
Jefferson County Oregon Genealogy References
- Wikipedia contributors, "Jefferson, Oregon" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_County,_Oregon accessed 27 Nov 2018
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jefferson County, Oregon page 573, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- WorldCat 50140092; FHL Collection Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)
- Wikipedia contributors, "Jefferson County, Oregon," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_County,_Oregon, accessed 10 November 2018.