Lake County, Oregon Genealogy

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


Lake County, Oregon
Map of Oregon highlighting Lake County
Location in the state of Oregon
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oregon
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Founded October 24, 1874
County Seat Lakeview
Address Lake County Courthouse
513 Center Street
Lakeview, Or 97630
Phone: 541-947-6006
Lake County Website

County Courthouse

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

Lake County Government

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

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

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Historical Facts

Template:Adoption Genealogical Council of Oregon
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Lake County, Oregon
Named for sizeable number of lakes found within the boundary, including Lake Abert and Goose Lake. 

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

Parent County

24 October 1874: Created from Jackson and Wasco Counties. [2]

Boundary Changes

17 October 1882: Part taken for Klamath County.

Places / Localities

Populated Places


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Lakeview | Paisley


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Adel | Christmas Valley | Fort Rock | New Pine Creek | Plush | Silver Lake | Summer Lake | Valley Falls

Neighboring Counties

Deschutes | Harney | Klamath | Modoc County, California | Washoe County, Nevada

Trivia Tidbits

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


Archives and Libraries

Cemeteries (Rural)


  • 1875 State Original
  • 1880
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church History and Records

Court Records



Land and Property


Military History and Records


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

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

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers


Lake County Oregon Genealogy References

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