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


Josephine County, Oregon
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.
Founded January 22, 1856
County Seat Grants Pass
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

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


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Cave Junction | Grants Pass


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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




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

Church History and Records

Court Records



Land and Property





Rivers and Waterways

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


Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers


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)