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Guide to '''Columbia County, Oregon ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. [[Image:ColyerColumbia76.jpg|thumb|center|640px|Colyer Columbia]] {{Click|Image:OR_ORP.png|Oregon Online Genealogy Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County
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| building address = Columbia County Courthouse<br>244 Strand Street<br>St. Helens, OR 97051<br>Phone: 503.397.3796<br>[http://www.co.columbia.or.us/ '''Columbia County Website'''] }}
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== County Information ==
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=== Columbia County, Oregon Record Dates ===
  
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Columbia County, Oregon Genealogy#Land and Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1907
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[[Image:Or-columbia-ch.jpg|thumb|right|185px|Or-columbia-ch.jpg]]&nbsp;[http://www.co.columbia.or.us/ Columbia County Courthouse]<br>244 Strand Street<br>St. Helens, OR 97051<br>Phone: 503.397.3796&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1890, <br>divorce and court records from 1854 and probate records from 1880. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Columbia County, Oregon page 572, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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County Clerk has marriage records from 1890, <br>divorce and court records from 1854 and probate records from 1880. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Columbia County, Oregon page 572, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
==== Records Held at the Courthouse  ====
 
==== Records Held at the Courthouse  ====
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*[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cpcolumbiadescrip.html County Records Inventory] listing the records held at the Columbia County Court House as of May 2005.
 
*[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cpcolumbiadescrip.html County Records Inventory] listing the records held at the Columbia County Court House as of May 2005.
  
*Record Loss:
 
  
 
'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''  
 
'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''  
  
[[Oregon, Columbia County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oregon , Columbia County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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[[Oregon, Columbia County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oregon , Columbia County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
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=== Quick Facts  ===
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====Record Loss====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
{{Wikipedia|Columbia County, Oregon}} [[Image:ColyerColumbia76.jpg|thumb|center|609px]]
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== Quick Facts  ==
  
 
Named for the Columbia River, which forms the northern and eastern boundaries.  
 
Named for the Columbia River, which forms the northern and eastern boundaries.  
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Parent County  ===
  
'''16 January 1854:''' from [[Washington County, Oregon|Washington]] County. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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'''16 January 1854:''' from [[Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Washington]] County. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
*No parts were taken to create any county.
 
*No parts were taken to create any county.
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For animated maps illustrating Oregon County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/oregon/ "Rotating Formation Oregon County Boundary Maps"] (1843-1975) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places  ===
 
=== Populated Places  ===
  
===== Cities  =====
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==== Cities  ====
  
 
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[[Clatskanie, Oregon|Clatskanie]] | [[Columbia City, Oregon|Columbia City]] | [[Prescott, Oregon|Prescott]] | [[Rainier, Oregon|Rainier]] | [[St. Helens, Oregon|St. Helens]] | [[Scappoose, Oregon|Scappoose]] | [[Vernonia, Oregon|Vernonia]]  
 
[[Clatskanie, Oregon|Clatskanie]] | [[Columbia City, Oregon|Columbia City]] | [[Prescott, Oregon|Prescott]] | [[Rainier, Oregon|Rainier]] | [[St. Helens, Oregon|St. Helens]] | [[Scappoose, Oregon|Scappoose]] | [[Vernonia, Oregon|Vernonia]]  
  
===== Communities  =====
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==== Communities  ====
  
 
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[[Apiary, Oregon|Apiary]] | [[Goble, Oregon|Goble]] | [[Mist, Oregon|Mist]] | [[Pittsburg, Oregon|Pittsburg]] | [[Riverside, Columbia County, Oregon|Riverside]] | [[Warren, Oregon|Warren]]  
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[[Apiary, Oregon|Apiary]] | [[Goble, Oregon|Goble]] | [[Mist, Oregon|Mist]] | [[Pittsburg, Oregon|Pittsburg]] | [[Riverside, Columbia County, Oregon Genealogy|Riverside]] | [[Warren, Oregon|Warren]]  
  
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
  
[[Clatsop County, Oregon|Clatsop]] | [[Multnomah County, Oregon|Multnomah]] | [[Tillamook County, Oregon|Tillamook]] | [[Washington County, Oregon|Washington]] | '''Washington '''counties: [[Cowlitz County, Washington|Cowlitz]] | [[Clark County, Washington|Clark]] | [[Wahkiakum County, Washington|Wahkiakum]]  
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[[Clatsop County, Oregon Genealogy|Clatsop]] | [[Multnomah County, Oregon Genealogy|Multnomah]] | [[Tillamook County, Oregon Genealogy|Tillamook]] | [[Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Washington]] | '''Washington '''counties: [[Cowlitz County, Washington Genealogy|Cowlitz]] | [[Clark County, Washington Genealogy|Clark]] | [[Wahkiakum County, Washington Genealogy|Wahkiakum]]  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
For a detailed list, including addresses, phone numbers, and external links, see ''[[Columbia County, Oregon Cemeteries]]''.  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
 
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=39&GScnty=2209&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.oregongenealogy.com/columbia/Cemetery/burial-index.html ORGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Columbia+Oregon&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Oregon&county=Columbia&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/columbia/columbiacemetery.htm ORGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/oregon/columbia.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Oregon Cemeteries| Oregon Cemeteries]] for more information.
*Apiary Cemetery
 
*Bayview Memorial Cemetery
 
*Bethany Memorial Cemetery
 
*Cedar Hill Cemetery (Bryant Cemetery)
 
*Columbia Memorial Gardens
 
*Fairview Cemetery
 
*Fishhawk Cemetery
 
*Green Mountain Cemetery
 
*Hudson Cemetery
 
*Kinder Cemetery
 
*Knights of Pythias Cemetery
 
*Kobel Cemetery
 
*Maplewood Cemetery
 
*Mayger Cemetery
 
*Mist Cemetery
 
 
 
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*Murray Hill Cemetery
 
*Neer City Cemetery
 
*North Cemetery of Clear Creek
 
*Old Yankton Cemetery (Yankton Union Cemetery)
 
*Saint Helens Pioneer Masonic Cemetery (German Hill Cemetery)
 
*Saint Wenceslaus Catholic Church Cemetery
 
*Shiloh Basin Cemetery (Jones Family Cemetery)
 
*Stewart Creek Cemetery
 
*Vernonia Memorial Cemetery
 
*Vernonia Pioneer Cemetery
 
*Welter Family Cemetery
 
*Whittig Cemetery
 
*Woodbine Cemetery
 
*Yankton Hillcrest Cemetery
 
 
 
 
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For a detailed list, including addresses, phone numbers, and external links, see ''[[Columbia County, Oregon Cemeteries]]''.
===== Links  =====
 
  
 
*[http://www.oregon.gov/MortCem/Consumer_Information/Survey_20080401.pdf Oregon Department of Transportation 1978 Cemetery Survey]  
 
*[http://www.oregon.gov/MortCem/Consumer_Information/Survey_20080401.pdf Oregon Department of Transportation 1978 Cemetery Survey]  
 
*[http://cityofclatskanie.com/citydepartments/cemetery.html Cemeteries managed by the city of Clatskanie]  
 
*[http://cityofclatskanie.com/citydepartments/cemetery.html Cemeteries managed by the city of Clatskanie]  
 
*[http://www.cityofrainier.com/?view=cemetaries Rainier Cemetery District]
 
*[http://www.cityofrainier.com/?view=cemetaries Rainier Cemetery District]
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*[http://www.oregonmetro.gov/cemeteries/search-cemetery-records Oregon Metro]
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*[http://www.oregongenealogy.com/cemeteries.htm Oregon Genealogy Cemeteries]
  
 
=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
  
===== Territorial and State Census Records (Extant)  =====
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==== Territorial and State Census Records (Extant)  ====
  
 
*1845 (as part of Tuality County, aka Twality or Twalitain)  
 
*1845 (as part of Tuality County, aka Twality or Twalitain)  
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*1865
 
*1865
  
===== Federal Census Records (Extant)  =====
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*1850  
 
*1850  
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Wiki articles describing land records online are found at [[Oregon, Columbia County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oregon, Columbia County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
Wiki articles describing land records online are found at [[Oregon, Columbia County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oregon, Columbia County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
  
=== Maps ===
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[[Image:Orcolumbia.jpg|400px|right]]
  
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
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==== Civil War ====
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932421|Oregon, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
=== Newspapers  ===
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[Https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/or Oregon Online Historical Newspapers] - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.
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[http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/ Historic Oregon Newspapers]&nbsp;&nbsp;as a division of the [http://library.uoregon.edu/diglib/odnp/index.html Oregon Digital Newspaper Program] has digitzied more than 644,000 pages of newspapers throughout Oregon. Dates range from 1846-1922 with selected issues continuing through 1973.<br>
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Of particular interest to Columbia County researchers:
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The Columbia Register (Houlton)<br>The Columbian (St. Helens)<br>The Oregon Mist (St. Helens)<br>
  
 
=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
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*'''1833 – 1963''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9078 Oregon Wills and Probate Records 1833-1963] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/oregon/or-vital-records/ How to order Oregon Vital Records], [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ordervitalcertificate/ order electronically online] or download an application for Oregon [http://public.health.oregon.gov/BirthDeathCertificates/GetVitalRecords/Documents/birthor.pdf Birth Certificate], [http://public.health.oregon.gov/BirthDeathCertificates/GetVitalRecords/Documents/marryor.pdf Marriage Certificate], [http://public.health.oregon.gov/BirthDeathCertificates/GetVitalRecords/Documents/divorcor.pdf Divorce Certificate], [http://public.health.oregon.gov/BirthDeathCertificates/GetVitalRecords/Documents/deathor.pdf Death Certificate] Application to mail.
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==== Birth ====
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*'''1860 - 1952''' - {{RecordSearch|2351853|Oregon Births, 1860-1952}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
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'''Columbia Gorge Genealogy Society'''<br> 722 Court Street<br> The Dalles 97058<br>
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[http://community.gorge.net/genealogy/ Website]<br><br>
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*[http://www.historyofcc.org/ Historical Society of Columbia County]  
 
*[http://www.historyofcc.org/ Historical Society of Columbia County]  
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[[Rainier Oregon Family History Center]]  
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*[[Rainier Oregon Family History Center]] 27410 Parkdale Rd. Rainier 97048 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/place/27410+Parkdale+Rd/@46.0883304,-123.0034662,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x5494693761af5c07:0x8d006fa6794f0558 Location Map]  
*[[St Helens Oregon Family History Center]]  
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*[[St Helens Oregon Family History Center]]2755 Sykes Rd St Helens OR 97051 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/place/2755+Sykes+Rd/@45.8537575,-122.8375929,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x549451ca5c8e7add:0x44d8482d519afaca Location Map]  
*[[Vernonia Oregon Family History Center]]
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*[[Vernonia Oregon Family History Center]]1350 East Knott Street Vernonia, OR 97064-9711 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/place/1350+E+Knott+St/@45.8669272,-123.1692504,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x5494f67a855616bd:0x421e0327b46cf97 Location Map]
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/oregon/columbia-county/ Columbia County, OR History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110357701597661605044 Oregon Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/190997804291208/ Oregon Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.oregongenealogy.com/columbia/ The Columbia County GenWeb Project] part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://www.oregongenealogy.com/columbia/ The Columbia County GenWeb Project] part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OR/Columbia/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OR/Columbia/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/columbia/columbiatoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/columbia/columbiatoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/or/columbia/columbiatoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] (backup site)  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/columbia/columbiatoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] (backup site)  
*{{FHL|207085|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library Catalog for Columbia County  
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*{{FHL|207085|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch.org}} FamilySearch Catalog for Columbia County  
 
*[http://www.twrps.com/ccor/ The Columbia County Historian] compiled by Christopher and Larry Rea  
 
*[http://www.twrps.com/ccor/ The Columbia County Historian] compiled by Christopher and Larry Rea  
 
*[[Oregon, Columbia County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oregon, Columbia County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Oregon, Columbia County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oregon, Columbia County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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[[Category:Columbia_County,_Oregon]]
 
[[Category:Columbia_County,_Oregon]]

Latest revision as of 19:39, 23 August 2017

United States
Oregon
Columbia County
Guide to Columbia County, Oregon ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
Colyer Columbia

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Columbia County, Oregon
Map
Map of Oregon highlighting Columbia County
Location in the state of Oregon
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oregon
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 16, 1854
County Seat St. Helens
Courthouse
Or-columbia-ch.jpg
Address Columbia County Courthouse
244 Strand Street
St. Helens, OR 97051
Phone: 503.397.3796
Columbia County Website




County Information


Columbia County, Oregon Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1907 1854 1860 1850 1850

County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage records from 1890,
divorce and court records from 1854 and probate records from 1880. [1]

Records Held at the Courthouse


A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Oregon , Columbia County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Record Loss

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

Quick Facts

Named for the Columbia River, which forms the northern and eastern boundaries.

Parent County

16 January 1854: from Washington County. [2]

Boundary Changes

  • No parts were taken to create any 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.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities

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Clatskanie | Columbia City | Prescott | Rainier | St. Helens | Scappoose | Vernonia

Communities

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Apiary | Goble | Mist | Pittsburg | Riverside | Warren

Neighboring Counties

Clatsop | Multnomah | Tillamook | Washington | Washington counties: Cowlitz | Clark | Wahkiakum

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
ORInterment
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Oregon Cemeteries for more information.

For a detailed list, including addresses, phone numbers, and external links, see Columbia County, Oregon Cemeteries.

Census

Territorial and State Census Records (Extant)

  • 1845 (as part of Tuality County, aka Twality or Twalitain)
  • 1849 (as part of Tuality County, aka Twality or Twalitain)
  • 1853 (as part of Washington County)
  • 1865

Federal Census Records (Extant)

  • 1850
  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church History and Records

Court Records

Gazetteers

History

Land and Property

Wiki articles describing land records online are found at Oregon, Columbia County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Maps

Orcolumbia.jpg

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.


Historic Oregon Newspapers  as a division of the Oregon Digital Newspaper Program has digitzied more than 644,000 pages of newspapers throughout Oregon. Dates range from 1846-1922 with selected issues continuing through 1973.

Of particular interest to Columbia County researchers:

The Columbia Register (Houlton)
The Columbian (St. Helens)
The Oregon Mist (St. Helens)

Probate Records

Online Records

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

Columbia Gorge Genealogy Society
722 Court Street
The Dalles 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

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Columbia County, Oregon page 572, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. WorldCat 50140092 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].