Malheur County, Oregon Genealogy

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Malheur County

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


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Malheur County, Oregon
Map
Map of Oregon highlighting Malheur 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, 1887
County Seat Vale
Courthouse
Address Malheur County Courthouse
251 B Street W
Vale, Or 97918
Phone: 541-473-5151
Malheur County Website



County Information


Malheur County, Oregon Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1907 1880 1890 1863 1886

County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage, probate, and land records from 1887. [1]


Boundary Changes

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

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities

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Adrian | Jordan Valley | Nyssa | Ontario | Vale

Communities

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Arock | Brogan | Danner | Juntura | McDermitt | Riverside | Rome

Neighboring Counties

Baker | Grant | Harney | Idaho counties: Canyon | Owyhee | Payette | Washington | Humboldt, Nevada

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

Biography

Trivia Tidbits: Little biographic bits associated with the names of non-population localities.

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
ORInterment
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Oregon Cemeteries for more information.

Census

  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church History and Records

Court Records

History

Land and Property

Maps

Ormalheur.jpg

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Malheur 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

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Taxation

Vital Records

Many early marriages are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

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

Malheur County Historical Society
1186 SW Sixth Ave
Ontario, OR 97914-3310

Malheur Country Historical Society
PO Box 691
Ontario 97914
E-mail:malheurcountryhist@gmail.com
Website

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

Malheur County Oregon Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Malheur County, Oregon page 573, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map V" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap5.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).