Lane County, Oregon Genealogy

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{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Lane County | county_map = Or-lane.png | state = Oregon | state_map = Oregon.png | latd = 43.95 | longd = 122.88 | founded title = Founded: | founded year = 1851 | founded date = January 11 | seat wl = Eugene | building address = Lane County Courthouse United States Gotoarrow.png Oregon Gotoarrow.png Lane County

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Lane County Information

Lane County's civil records start the following years:

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1882-1928 1852 1882-1928 1854 1854 1852

Historical Facts

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Lane County, Oregon
Named for Joseph Lane, the first governor of Oregon Territory.

Boundary Changes

28 January 1851: Lane county was created from Linn (Non-County Area 3) and Umpqua (Non-County Area 4) Counties. [1] (Source: Newberry Library)
11 January 1854: Part was taken to form Wasco
07 January 1852: Lost small area to creation of Douglas. (Ore. Terr. Laws 1851, 3rd reg. sess., p. 18)
22 December 1853:
Gained from Umpqua (extinct); gained from Non-County Area 4; exchanged with Douglas. (Ore. Terr. Special Laws, 1853, 5th reg. sess., p. 13)
19 November 1885:
Gained from Douglas. (Ore. Laws 1885, gen., 13th sp. sess., p. 3)
16 February 1887:
Gained from Linn. (Ore. Laws 1887, gen., 14th reg. sess., p. 126)
19 Feb 1903:
Gained from Douglas. (Ore. Laws 1903, 22nd reg. sess., pp. 115-116)
29 January 1907: Exchanged with Linn. (Ore. Laws 1907, gen., 24th reg. sess., ch. 3/pp. 12-14)
19 February 1907:
Gained from Linn. (Ore. Laws 1907, gen., 24th reg. sess., ch. 63/pp. 114-115)
12 February 1915:
Gained from Linn and exchanged with Douglas. Area annexed from Linn was approximately 120 acres along the Willamette River near the present town of Lancaster [too small to map]. (Ore. Laws 1915, gen., 28th reg. sess., ch. 65/pp. 74-77)
15 February 1923:
Lost to Benton and Lincoln. (Ore. Laws 1923, gen., 32nd reg. sess., ch. 92/pp. 129-131)
3 March 1927:
Boundary with Lincoln redefined to correct minor errors in 15 February 1923 description [no change]. (Ore. Laws 1927, gen., 34th reg. sess., ch. 278/pp. 350-351)
6 March 1931: Gained small area from Lincoln when boundary was redefined to correct an error in the previous description. (Ore. Laws 1931, gen., 36th reg. sess., ch. 288/p. 514)

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Court Records


Emigration and Immigration

Funeral Homes



Mailing Lists

Message Boards


Land and Property



Naturalization and Citizenship


Probate Records


  • Lane County Archive and Records Center
  • Lane County Historical Museum
  • Lane County Public Service Building
  • Lane Education Service District
  • Oregon State Archives
  • Oregon Historical Society
  • University of Oregon, Knight Library

Rivers and Waterways

Details about the rivers and waterways where farms and settlements are often found along them.
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Vital Records



Divorce Records



Family History Centers



  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.; Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002 WorldCat 50140092, FHL Book 973 D27e 2002