Hood River County, Oregon Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Hood River County
601 State Street
Hood River, OR 97031
(541) 386-3970 (phone)


  • Named for Hood River, a tributary of Columbia River.

Parent County

Created from Wasco County 23 June 1908.[1]

Boundary Changes

Records Held at the Courthouse

County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Hood River County Court House and other locations as of June 2004.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

  • Cascade Locks
  • Hood River
  • Dee
  • Mount Hood
  • Odell
  • Parkdale
  • Pine Grove

Neighboring Counties

Clackamas | Multnomah | Wasco | Washington counties: Klickitat | Skamania

Family History Resources

Histories, Biographies, and Genealogies

Hood River Genealogical Information - Families and Individuals from Public Records, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~bryajw/HoodRiver/index.htm, by Jeffrey W. Bryant. This database contains Hood River County related information from the following sources:

Hines, H. K, "An Illustrated History of the State of Oregon," Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1893.

An Illustrated History of Central Oregon, embracing Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, Wheeler, Crook, Lake and Klamath Counties, Western Historical Publishing Company, Spokane, Washington, 1905

Belmont Methodist Church, Hood River, Oregon - Baptisms, Marriages, Funerals 1886 - 1914

Census: Japanese Population in Oregon - October 1, 1928

Directory, Oregon-Washington Telephone Company, Hood River, Oregon January 1st, 1919, Reprinted by Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society

Dragonville Sketches - Hood River High School, A Picture History, by John Lamphiear

History of Baker, Grant, Malheur and Harney Counties

History of Early Pioneer Families of Hood River, Oregon, compiled by Mrs. Della M. Coon

History of Hood River County, Oregon 1852 - 1982, Hood River County Historical Society

History of Hood River County, Oregon 1852 - 1987, Hood River County Historical Society

Carey, Charles Henry, "History of Oregon," Chicago: Pioneer Historical Pub. Co., 1922.

History of the Columbia River Valley, from The Dalles to the Sea, by Fred Lockley

McNeal, William H., "History of Wasco County, Oregon," The Dalles, Ore.: unknown, 1954?

Honor Roll of Oregon Grand Army of the Republic, 1881-1935, Compiled by Jane Myers, Cottage Grove Genealogical Society

1905 Hood River Telephone Directory

Hood River Area History from selected newspaper articles, transcribed by Jeffrey L. Elmer, http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~westklic/hrhistory.html

Hood River County Cemeteries, Columbia Gorge Genealogy Society

Hood River News Obituaries from:  http://www.hoodrivernews.com/

Hood River Glacier, original copies at the Hood River Public Library

Hood River Sun, original copies at the Hood River Public Library

Hood River News, original copies at the Hood River Public Library

Hood River Mascot yearbooks, located at the Hood River Public Library

Hood River School Census 1933, Hood River County School District, transcribed by Jeffrey W. Bryant

Hood River School Census 1940, Hood River County School District, transcribed by Jeffrey W. Bryant

Index of Idlewilde Cemetery, Hood River Oregon, transcribed by Jeffrey W. Bryant

Japanese-Americans of the Mid-Columbia Area and Their Relatives, Roy Higashi

Land Patent Details - BLM GLO Records, http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/

LDS Film 001974, Hood River Branch Records

National Archives: Combat Area Casualties Current File, 6/8/1956 - 1/21/1998,  http://aad.archives.gov/aad/

National Archives: Japanese American Internment Files,  http://aad.archives.gov/aad/

National Archives: Korean Conflict Casualty File, 1/1/1950 - 2/7/1957,  http://aad.archives.gov/aad/

Oregon Vital Records: Deaths 1903-1998, Ancestry.com

Oregon State Archives, Genealogical Information Locator,  http://genealogy.state.or.us/

Pine Grove Butte Cemetery Records, Hood River Page on USGENWEB,  http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~orhoodri/pgcem/pine_grove_cem_burials.htm

Gaston, Joseph, "Portland, Oregon, its history and builders," Chicago: S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1911.

Portrait and biographical record of Portland and vicinity, Oregon, Chicago: Chapman Pub. Co., 1903.

Social Security Death Index, Rootsweb.com,  http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/

Soldiers of 1861-1865 buried in Idlewilde Cemetery, Hood River, Oregon, by Jean Williams Koops and Patricia F. Combs

Telephone Directory - 1973 - Hood River - Odell - Dee - Parkdale, Oregon

United States Census 1860, Wasco County, Oregon

United States Census 1870, Wasco County, Oregon

United States Census 1880, Wasco County, Oregon

United States Census 1900, Wasco County, Oregon

United States Census, 1910, Hood River County, Oregon

United States Census, 1920, Hood River County, Oregon

United States Census, 1930, Hood River County, Oregon

Vitals from the Hood River Glacier, 1889-1903, tanscribed by Jeffrey L. Elmer, http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~westklic/hrgvitals.html

Western States Marriage Record Index, http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm

World War I Draft Registration Cards, FHL US/CAN Film 1852057

World War II Enlistment Records from NARA, Residence County: Hood River, Oregon

WWI Civilian Draft Registrations - Ancestry.com




Genealogy Websites

The Hood River County GenWeb Project part of The ORGenWeb Project, a state project affiliated with The USGenWeb Project
  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).