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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oregon|Oregon]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Josephine County''
  
== [http://www.co.josephine.or.us/ County Courthouse]  ==
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Guide to '''Josephine County Oregon genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
500 NW 6th Street Dept. 6<br>Grants Pass, OR 97526<br>Phone: 541-474-5221 <br>Courts 541-476-2309<br>
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== History  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Josephine County
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| county_map = Oregon Josephine County Map.png
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| state = Oregon
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| founded year = 1856
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| founded date = January 22
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| seat = Grants Pass
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| building address = Josephine County Courthouse<br>500 NW 6th Street<br>Grants Pass, OR 97526<br>Phone: 541.474.5243<br>[http://www.co.josephine.or.us/ '''Josephine County Website'''] }}
  
*named for Virginia Josephine Rollins Ort, the first white woman to settle in southern Oregon.
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1857.<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, probate and court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Josephine County, Oregon page 573, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Records Held at the Courthouse  ===
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*[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cpjosephinedescrip.html County Records Inventory] listing the records held at the Josephine County Court House as of September 2005.
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*Record Loss:
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=== Quick Facts  ===
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Named for Virginia Josephine Rollins Ort, the first white woman to settle in southern Oregon.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*Created from [[Umpqua County, Oregon|Umpqua]] County 22 January 1856.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''22 January 1856:''' Created from [[Umpqua County, Oregon|Umpqua]] County. <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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===== Cities  =====
 
===== Cities  =====
  
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[[Cave Junction, Oregon|Cave Junction]] | [[Grants Pass, Oregon|Grants Pass]]
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*Fruitdale
 
*Galice
 
*Harbeck
 
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*Merlin
 
*O'Brien
 
*Redwood
 
  
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[[Galice, Oregon|Galice]] | [[Fruitdale, Oregon|Fruitdale]] | [[Harbeck, Oregon|Harbeck]] | [[Kerby, Oregon|Kerby]] | [[Merlin, Oregon|Merlin]] | [[O'Brien, Oregon|O'Brien]] | [[Redwood, Oregon|Redwood]] | [[Selma, Oregon|Selma]] | [[Sunny Valley, Oregon|Sunny Valley]] | [[Takilma, Oregon|Takilma]] | [[Waldo, Oregon|Waldo]] | [[Williams, Oregon|Williams]] | [[Wolf Creek, Oregon|Wolf Creek]]
*Selma  
 
*Sunny Valley  
 
*Takilma
 
  
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===== Defunct Post Offices  =====
*Waldo
 
*Williams
 
*Wolf Creek
 
  
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[[Almeda, Oregon|Almeda]] | [[Altamont, Josephine County, Oregon|Altamont]] |  
  
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
  
 
[[Curry County, Oregon|Curry]] | [[Douglas County, Oregon|Douglas]] | [[Jackson County, Oregon|Jackson]] | '''California '''counties: [[Del Norte County, California|Del Norte]] | [[Siskiyou County, California|Siskiyou]]  
 
[[Curry County, Oregon|Curry]] | [[Douglas County, Oregon|Douglas]] | [[Jackson County, Oregon|Jackson]] | '''California '''counties: [[Del Norte County, California|Del Norte]] | [[Siskiyou County, California|Siskiyou]]  
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==== Trivia Tidbits  ====
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Information about localities, too small or too brief to describe in separate pages. Exception to this are Post Offices. [[Josephine County, Oregon Trivia Tidbits|&gt; Trivia Tidbits]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Cemeteries  ===
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=== Census  ===
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*1850
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*1860
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*1870
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*1880
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*1890
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*1900
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*1910
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*1920
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*1930
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=== Church History and Records ===
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=== Court Records  ===
  
==== Census ====
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=== Gazetteers ===
  
==== Church ====
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=== History ===
  
==== Court ====
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=== Land and Property ===
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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=== Maps ===
  
==== Land ====
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=== Military ===
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Newspapers ===
  
==== Maps  ====
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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.
  
==== Military ====
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=== Probate ===
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Rivers and Waterways ===
  
==== Probate  ====
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Details about the rivers and waterways where farms and settlements are often found along them. [[Josephine County, Oregon Rivers and Waterways|&gt;&gt; Rivers and Waterways]]
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Taxation  ===
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Vital Records  ===
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
== Web Sites ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Cave Junction Oregon Family History Center]]
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*[[Grants Pass Oregon Family History Center]]
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== Websites ==
  
*[http://orgenweb.org/josephine/ The Josephine County GenWeb Project] part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]], a state project affiliated with [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
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*[http://orgenweb.org/josephine/ The Josephine County GenWeb Project] part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/josephine/josephinetoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Josephine County.
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OR/Josephine/ Linkpendium]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/or/josephine/josephinetoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Josephine County. (Backup site)  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/josephine/josephinetoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project]  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207131&subject_disp=Oregon%2C+Josephine&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library Catalog for Josephine County.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/josephine/josephinetoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] (Backup site)  
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*{{FHL|207131|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch.org}}
  
== References  ==
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== Josephine County Oregon Genealogy References  ==
  
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Revision as of 02:02, 18 June 2013

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


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Josephine County, Oregon
Map
Map of Oregon highlighting Josephine County
Location in the state of Oregon
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oregon
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 22, 1856
County Seat Grants Pass
Courthouse
Address Josephine County Courthouse
500 NW 6th Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Phone: 541.474.5243
Josephine County Website



County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1857.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, probate and court records. [1]

Records Held at the Courthouse

  • Record Loss:

Quick Facts

Template:Adoption Genealogical Council of Oregon
Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Josephine County, Oregon


Named for Virginia Josephine Rollins Ort, the first white woman to settle in southern Oregon.

Parent County

22 January 1856: Created from Umpqua County. [2]

Boundary Changes

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities

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Cave Junction | Grants Pass

Communities

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Galice | Fruitdale | Harbeck | Kerby | Merlin | O'Brien | Redwood | Selma | Sunny Valley | Takilma | Waldo | Williams | Wolf Creek

Defunct Post Offices

Almeda | Altamont |

Neighboring Counties

Curry | Douglas | Jackson | California counties: Del Norte | Siskiyou

Trivia Tidbits

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

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

  • 1850
  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church History and Records

Court Records

Gazetteers

History

Land and Property

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Oregon Online Historical Newspapers - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.

Probate

Rivers and Waterways

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

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

Josephine County Oregon Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Josephine County, Oregon page 573, 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)
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