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Guide to '''Grant County, Oregon ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| founded year        = 1862
 
| founded year        = 1862
 
| founded date        = October 14
 
| founded date        = October 14
| seat wl             = Canyon City
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| seat              = Canyon City
 
| building image      = Or-grant-ch.jpg
 
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| building address = Grant County Court<br>201 S. Humboldt St., #280<br>Canyon City, OR 97820  
 
| building address = Grant County Court<br>201 S. Humboldt St., #280<br>Canyon City, OR 97820  
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=== County Information ===
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==== Grant 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" | '''[[Grant County, Oregon Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, Oregon Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, Oregon Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Grant County, Oregon Genealogy#Land and Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, Oregon Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1894
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1864
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=== County Courthouse <br><br>  ===
 
=== County Courthouse <br><br>  ===
  
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
{{Wikipedia|Grant County, Oregon}} Named for General Ulysses S. Grant, General of the Union Army at the time.  
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Named for General Ulysses S. Grant, General of the Union Army at the time.  
  
Gold was discovered in what is now Canyon Creek in 1862, bring a gold rush into the area.  
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Gold was discovered in what is now Canyon Creek in 1862, bringing a gold rush into the area.  
  
 
==== Records Loss  ====
 
==== Records Loss  ====
 
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*'''1870, 1885, 1950''' Fires burned the courthouse and some records were damaged.<br>
Fire destroyed some pre 1900 marriage records.  
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*Fire destroyed some pre 1900 marriage records.
  
 
==== Parent Counties  ====
 
==== Parent Counties  ====
  
'''14 October 1864:''' Grant county was created from [[Wasco County, Oregon|Wasco]] and [[Umatilla County, Oregon|Umatilla]] Counties. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}}; {{FHL|1049485|item}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>  
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'''14 October 1864:''' Grant county was created from [[Wasco County, Oregon Genealogy|Wasco]] and [[Umatilla County, Oregon Genealogy|Umatilla]] Counties. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}}; {{FHL|1049485|item}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
'''17 February 1899:''' [[Wheeler County, Oregon|Wheeler]] County set off.  
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'''17 February 1899:''' [[Wheeler County, Oregon Genealogy|Wheeler]] County set off.  
  
'''23 February 1899:''' [[Harney County, Oregon|Harney]] County set off.  
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'''23 February 1899:''' [[Harney County, Oregon Genealogy|Harney]] County set off.
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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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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jtenlen/ORBios/grant.html U.S. Biographies]
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jtenlen/ORBios/grant.html U.S. Biographies]
  
=== Cemeteries (Rural)  ===
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=== Cemeteries ===
 
 
*Grant County, Oregon cemeteries {{FSbook|76475}}; {{FHL|734629|item}}
 
*Grant County, Oregon, cemeteries {{FHL|150865|item}}
 
  
==== Swick aka Weberg Ranch  ====
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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=2216&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=39&CScnty=2216 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://orgenweb.org/grant/db/cemetery/index.htm ORGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Grant+Oregon&qt=advanced&dblist=638 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=Grant&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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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]
  
This is a very old, unmarked pioneer cemetery that is fenced off from the existing ranch (formerly known as the Weberg Ranch cira 1900-1960. From Suplee, go south on Weberg road about 5 miles and turn east on an unmarked ranch trail leading to the unmarked cemetery (approx 1 mile through the cattle grazing field). The turn is just past the old Weberg ranch house on the left just after crossing the stream culvert. Passable only in summer, dry conditions-SUV or Pickup. Just east of Crook County/Grant County border line
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'''''Swick aka Weberg Ranch'''''
  
*Cemetery records of Crook County, Oregon {{FHL|154248|item}}
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This is a very old, unmarked pioneer cemetery that is fenced off from the existing ranch (formerly known as the Weberg Ranch cira 1900-1960. From Suplee, go south on Weberg road about 5 miles and turn east on an unmarked ranch trail leading to the unmarked cemetery (approx 1 mile through the cattle grazing field). The turn is just past the old Weberg ranch house on the left just after crossing the stream culvert. Passable only in summer, dry conditions-SUV or Pickup. Just east of Crook County/Grant County border line
*http://www.oregongravestones.org/cemetery.php?cemID=2488 Oregon Gravestone Photo Project]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2326187 Find A Grave]
 
  
 
=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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==== Federal  ====
 
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===== 1870 =====
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The portion that is now Harney County was not enumerated.  
the portion that is now Harney County was not enumerated.  
 
  
 
*Eastern Oregon 1870 U.S. Census: Baker County, Grant County, Umatilla County, Union County {{FHL|77449|item}}  
 
*Eastern Oregon 1870 U.S. Census: Baker County, Grant County, Umatilla County, Union County {{FHL|77449|item}}  
 
*United States 1870 {{RecordSearch|1438024}}
 
*United States 1870 {{RecordSearch|1438024}}
  
===== 1880 =====
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'''1880'''
 
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The portion that is now Harney County was not enumerated. This includes what is now Burns, Harney, etc.  
the portion that is now Harney County was not enumerated. This includes what is now Burns, Harney, etc.  
 
  
 
*The Federal census of 1880 for Grant County, Oregon {{FHL|153721|item}}  
 
*The Federal census of 1880 for Grant County, Oregon {{FHL|153721|item}}  
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*United States 1880 {{RecordSearch|1417683}}
 
*United States 1880 {{RecordSearch|1417683}}
  
===== 1890 =====
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'''1890'''
 
 
 
[http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1996/spring/1890-census-1.html Loss of 1890 Census records]  
 
[http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1996/spring/1890-census-1.html Loss of 1890 Census records]  
  
===== 1900 =====
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'''1900'''
 
 
 
*United States 1900 {{RecordSearch|1325221}}
 
*United States 1900 {{RecordSearch|1325221}}
  
===== 1910 =====
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'''1910'''
 
 
 
*United States 1910 {{RecordSearch|1727033}}  
 
*United States 1910 {{RecordSearch|1727033}}  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7884 United States 1910 Census] ''Ancestry [[Access Codes|$]]''
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7884 United States 1910 Census] ''Ancestry [[Access Codes|$]]''
  
===== 1920 =====
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'''1920'''
 
 
 
*United States 1920 {{RecordSearch|1488411}}  
 
*United States 1920 {{RecordSearch|1488411}}  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6061&offerid=0:7858:0 United States 1920 Census] ''Ancestry [[Access Codes|$]]''
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6061&offerid=0:7858:0 United States 1920 Census] ''Ancestry [[Access Codes|$]]''
  
===== 1930 =====
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'''1930'''
  
 
*United States 1930 {{RecordSearch|1810731}}  
 
*United States 1930 {{RecordSearch|1810731}}  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6224&offerid=0:7858:0 United States 1930 Census] ''Ancestry [[Access Codes|$]]''
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6224&offerid=0:7858:0 United States 1930 Census] ''Ancestry [[Access Codes|$]]''
  
===== 1940 =====
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'''1940'''
 
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Open Release to the Public, March/April 2012.
Open Release to the Public, March/April 2012.  
 
  
 
=== Church History and Records  ===
 
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=== Genealogy  ===
 
=== Genealogy  ===
  
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Grant County, Oregon#Biography|Biography]]  
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Grant County, Oregon Genealogy#Biography|Biography]]  
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
  
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Grant County, Oregon#Biography|Biography]]  
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Grant County, Oregon Genealogy#Biography|Biography]]  
  
 
=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
  
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Grant County, Oregon#Taxation|Taxation]]  
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Grant County, Oregon Genealogy#Taxation|Taxation]]  
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
  
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Grant County, Oregon#Taxation|Taxation]]  
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[[Image:Orgrant.jpg|250px|Orgrant.jpg]]
  
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
  
 
*Military list for years 1872-1874 as per return of J.W. King, assessor, and military roll, 1887-1898 {{FHL|758822|item}}<br>"Military roll" is on spine of books and printed at the top of each page as a running title, however, there is no military information and only names and precincts are listed. 1900 records also have "State poll tax roll" handwritten across top of pages.
 
*Military list for years 1872-1874 as per return of J.W. King, assessor, and military roll, 1887-1898 {{FHL|758822|item}}<br>"Military roll" is on spine of books and printed at the top of each page as a running title, however, there is no military information and only names and precincts are listed. 1900 records also have "State poll tax roll" handwritten across top of pages.
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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  ===
  
 
*[http://www.bluemountaineagle.com/index.asp Blue Mountain Eagle (Grant County Paper)]  
 
*[http://www.bluemountaineagle.com/index.asp Blue Mountain Eagle (Grant County Paper)]  
*[http://newspaperarchive.com/ForgotPassword.aspx?value=invalid Newspaper Archives] ($)
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/ForgotPassword.aspx?value=invalid Newspaper Archives] ($)  
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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.
  
 
=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
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'''Online 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://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
  
 
=== Rivers and Waterways  ===
 
=== Rivers and Waterways  ===
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*[http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/zsearch.aspx?ix=ssdiall&qt=l&zplace=Grant%252c%2bOregon&se=Exact Social Security Death Index], begins about 1962 to at least 2 months ago.  
 
*[http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/zsearch.aspx?ix=ssdiall&qt=l&zplace=Grant%252c%2bOregon&se=Exact Social Security Death Index], begins about 1962 to at least 2 months ago.  
 
*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/obituary-search-engines-4.htm AncestorHunt.com]  
 
*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/obituary-search-engines-4.htm AncestorHunt.com]  
*[http://www.progenealogists.com/genealogysleuthb.htm Progenealogist.com]
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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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*'''1860 - 1952''' - {{RecordSearch|2351853|Oregon Births, 1860-1952}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Marriages  ====
 
==== Marriages  ====
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=== Voting Records  ===
 
=== Voting Records  ===
  
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Grant County, Oregon#Military_History_and_Records|Military History and Records]]  
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Grant County, Oregon Genealogy#Military_History_and_Records|Military History and Records]]  
  
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
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'''Grant County Genealogical Society'''<br>281 W Main St.<br>John Day, OR 97845<br>Telephone: 541-932-4718 or 541-575-1014<br>E-mail:[mailto:http://www.gcoregonlive.com/bus_display.php/367# http://www.gcoregonlive.com/bus_display.php/367#]<br>[http://www.gcoregonlive.com/contact_bus.php/367 Website]<br><br>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[John Day Oregon Family History Center]]
 
*[[John Day Oregon Family History Center]]
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/oregon/grant-county/ Grant 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.theusgenweb.org/or/grant/ The Grant County GenWeb Project], part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://www.theusgenweb.org/or/grant/ The Grant County GenWeb Project], part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OR/Grant/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OR/Grant/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/grant/granttoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/grant/granttoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/or/grant/granttoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] (backup site)  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/grant/granttoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] (backup site)  
 
*w[http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/zsearch.aspx?ix=webtreeind&qt=l&zplace=Grant%252c%2bOregon&se=Exact ebtree.com], listing individuals who born or died in Grant County, Oregon. Submitters of gedcoms may add, update or remove contents.  
 
*w[http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/zsearch.aspx?ix=webtreeind&qt=l&zplace=Grant%252c%2bOregon&se=Exact ebtree.com], listing individuals who born or died in Grant County, Oregon. Submitters of gedcoms may add, update or remove contents.  
 
*[http://www.oregongenealogy.com/grant/ Grant County Oregon History and Genealogy]
 
*[http://www.oregongenealogy.com/grant/ Grant County Oregon History and Genealogy]
  
== References  ==
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== Grant County Oregon Genealogy References  ==
  
 
{{reflist}} {{Oregon}}  
 
{{reflist}} {{Oregon}}  
  
 
[[Category:Grant_County,_Oregon]]
 
[[Category:Grant_County,_Oregon]]

Latest revision as of 17:13, 3 October 2017

United States
Oregon
Grant County

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


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Grant County, Oregon
Map
Map of Oregon highlighting Grant County
Location in the state of Oregon
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oregon
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Facts
Founded October 14, 1862
County Seat Canyon City
Courthouse
Or-grant-ch.jpg
Address Grant County Court
201 S. Humboldt St., #280
Canyon City, OR 97820
Website: gcoregonlive2.com
Named for: General Ulysses S. Grant
Grant-ulyssess.jpg




County Information


Grant County, Oregon Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1894 1864 1870 1862 1864

County Courthouse

Grant County Courthouse
200 South Humbolt Street
Canyon City, Ore 97820
541-575-1675

County Clerk has birth and death records 1915-1929
marriage, land and probate records from 1864, military
records from 1872 and naturalization records  1907-1913
Clerk Circuit Cout has divorce .[1]


County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Grant County Court House as of July 2009.

Grant County Court is structured differently. Check the County Records Inventory link for addresses for location of records (left column).

Historical Facts

Named for General Ulysses S. Grant, General of the Union Army at the time.

Gold was discovered in what is now Canyon Creek in 1862, bringing a gold rush into the area.

Records Loss

  • 1870, 1885, 1950 Fires burned the courthouse and some records were damaged.
  • Fire destroyed some pre 1900 marriage records.

Parent Counties

14 October 1864: Grant county was created from Wasco and Umatilla Counties. [2]

Boundary Changes

17 February 1899: Wheeler County set off.

23 February 1899: Harney County set off.

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

The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.

Trivia Tidbits

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

Resources

Biography

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
ORGravestones
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Oregon Cemeteries for more information.

Swick aka Weberg Ranch

This is a very old, unmarked pioneer cemetery that is fenced off from the existing ranch (formerly known as the Weberg Ranch cira 1900-1960. From Suplee, go south on Weberg road about 5 miles and turn east on an unmarked ranch trail leading to the unmarked cemetery (approx 1 mile through the cattle grazing field). The turn is just past the old Weberg ranch house on the left just after crossing the stream culvert. Passable only in summer, dry conditions-SUV or Pickup. Just east of Crook County/Grant County border line

Census

Federal

1870 The portion that is now Harney County was not enumerated.

1880 The portion that is now Harney County was not enumerated. This includes what is now Burns, Harney, etc.

1890 Loss of 1890 Census records

1900

1910

1920

1930

1940 Open Release to the Public, March/April 2012.

Church History and Records

Court Records

Directories

  • Baker City (Oregon) city directories, including Grant County FHL Collection

Emigration and Immigration

Genealogy

Gotoarrow.png Biography

History

Gotoarrow.png Biography

Land and Property

Gotoarrow.png Taxation

Maps

Orgrant.jpg

Military History and Records

  • Military list for years 1872-1874 as per return of J.W. King, assessor, and military roll, 1887-1898 FHL Collection
    "Military roll" is on spine of books and printed at the top of each page as a running title, however, there is no military information and only names and precincts are listed. 1900 records also have "State poll tax roll" handwritten across top of pages.

Civil War

Newspapers

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

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

Marriages

Voting Records

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Societies, Libraries and Museums

Grant County Genealogical Society
281 W Main St.
John Day, OR 97845
Telephone: 541-932-4718 or 541-575-1014
E-mail:http://www.gcoregonlive.com/bus_display.php/367#
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

Grant County Oregon Genealogy References

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