Douglas County, Oregon Genealogy

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Guide to Douglas County Oregon genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


Douglas County, Oregon
Map of Oregon highlighting Douglas County
Location in the state of Oregon
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oregon
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Founded January 7, 1852
County Seat Roseburg
Address Douglas County Courthouse
1036 SE Douglas Street Rm 221
Roseburg, OR 97470
Phone: 541.440.4324
Douglas County Website

County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage, burial, divorce, land, probate, military discharge
and court records from 1853 and naturalization records from 1850.[1]

Records Held at the Courthouse

  • Record Loss:

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Oregon, Douglas County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Quick Facts

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Douglas County, Oregon

Named for U.S. Senator Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois.

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

Parent County

7 January 1852: Created from the part of Umpqua County lying east of Coast Range summit. [2]

Boundary Changes

11 January 1854: Part was taken to form Wasco County.

1856: Camas Valley of Umpqua County was annexed to Douglas County.

1862: Douglas County absorbed the remaining parts of Umpqua County.

1915: Boundary adjustments were made with Jackson and Lane counties.

Places / Localities

Populated Places


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Canyonville | Drain | Elkton | Glendale | Myrtle Creek | Oakland | Reedsport | Riddle | Roseburg | Sutherlin | Winston | Yoncalla


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Ash | Azalea | Camas Valley | Curtin | Days Creek | Gardiner | Glide | Green | Scottsburg | Tenmile | Tiller | Umpqua | Winchester

Neighboring Counties

Coos | Curry | Jackson | Josephine | Klamath | Lane

Trivia Tidbits

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




  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930


  • 1853 Territorial Transcription and Index

Church History and Records

Court Records



Land and Property


Military History and Records


Probate Records

Rivers and Waterways

Details about the rivers and waterways where farms and settlements are often found along them. >> Rivers and Waterways


Vital Records

The Family History Library has copies of some county records as following:

Douglas County coroner inquests, 1896 to 1946

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers


A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Oregon, Couglas County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)


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