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Oregon, Grant County Records, 1851-1992
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Grant, Oregon, United States
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Location of Grant County, Oregon
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Location of Oregon
Record Description
Record Type County Clerk Records
Collection years 1851-1992
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Grant County Courthouse, Canyon City, Oregon

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of land, vital, probate and naturalization records and available indexes from the Grant County Clerk's Office. This collection is being published as images become available. This collection contain records for the years 1851 to 1992.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Oregon, Grant County Records, 1851-1992.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:


  • Name of primary individual
  • Event date
  • Event place
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Names of parents
  • Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
  • Names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
  • Names of witnesses
  • Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
  • Description and value of property or land
  • Occupation

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

Record Record Types Year
Circuit Court Adjudication claims by decree 1895-1926
Circuit Court adjudication claims-Strawberry Creek 1913-1961
Circuit Court Exceptions 1930-1931
Circuit Court Objections 1931
Circuit Court Petitions for irrigation- Starlight District 1913-1961
Circuit Court Water rights 1900-1959
County Court Bids for care of county paupers 1876-1901
County Court County poor petitions 1865-1915
County Court Record law journal 1883-1919
County Court Register of married women's personal property 1876-1908
District court Mining claims index 1862-1863
District court Mining 1862-1863
Land and property Community ownership of property index 1943-1952
Land and property Deed index 1864-1871
Land and property Deed index-direct 1864-1990
Land and property Deed index-indirect 1864-1982
Land and property Deeds 1851-1971
Land and property Deeds-homesteads 1889-1917
Land and property Deeds (misc) 1874-1887
Land and property Deeds (originals) 1865-1920
Land and property Deeds-preemptions 1889-1907
Land and property Land filings 1889-1909
Land and property Land filings proofs 1887-1890
Land and property Land present owner 1876-1957
Land and property Land registration docket 1905-1918
Land and property Land registration index of registered owners 1908-1918
Land and property Miscellaneous 1886
Land and property Present owner-lots 1877-1909
Land and property Record final proofs 1887-1909
Land and property Register of titles 1905-1963
Land and property Tract index-lands and lots 1925
Military Honorable discharge 1920-1953
Military Militia rolls 1887-1901
Military War census 1917
Military War census registration 1917
Naturalization Declaration of intention index 1872-1929
Naturalization Declaration of intention 1854-1963
Naturalization Monthly reports 1956-1966
Naturalization Orders of the court 1930-1969
Naturalization Petition evidence 1928-1948
Naturalization Petitions 1903-1930
Naturalization Petitions and petition evidence 1906-1969
Pension Old age 1934-1936
Pension Widows' accounts 1913-1935
Probate Administration docket 1903-1928
Probate County Court Journal and index 1864-1911
Probate Estate files 1865-1937
Probate Journal and index 1889-1971
Probate Probate records 1898-1937
Probate Register and index 1882-1992
Vital Birth certificates 1921-1939
Vital Births and deaths 1858-1929
Vital Coroners' inquests and index 1867-1955
Vital Delayed birth certificates 1883-1947
Vital Delayed birth certificates, applications, decrees, orders, affidavits 1880-1924
Vital Marriage and index 1864-1959
Vital Marriage returns 1907-1959

Coverage Map[edit | edit source]

To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Oregon marriages click here.

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The date of the event

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the Record category
  2. Select the Record Type, Year Range and Volume to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Search for vital records, such as birth, marriage, and death
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
  • Use the information found in the record to find land and property records
  • Use the information found in the record to find probate records

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching a nearby locality
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Oregon.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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