Malheur County, Oregon Genealogy

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


Malheur County, Oregon
Map of Oregon highlighting Malheur County
Location in the state of Oregon
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Location of Oregon in the U.S.
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County Seat Vale
Address Malheur County Courthouse
251 B Street W
Vale, Or 97918
Phone: 541-473-5151
Malheur County Website

County Courthouse

County Clerk hsa marriage, probate and land records from 1887. [1]

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Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Oregon County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Oregon County Boundary Maps" (1843-1975) may be viewed for free at the website.

Places / Localities

Populated Places


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Adrian | Jordan Valley | Nyssa | Ontario | Vale


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Arock | Brogan | Danner | Juntura | McDermitt | Riverside | Rome

Neighboring Counties

Baker | Grant | Harney | Idaho counties: Canyon | Owyhee | Payette | Washington | Humboldt, Nevada

Trivia Tidbits

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


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Archives and Libraries


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



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Church History and Records

Court Records


Land and Property




Early migration routes to and from Malheur County, Oregon Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:

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

Societies, Libraries and Museums


Vital Records

Many early marriages are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

See also How to order Oregon Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for Oregon Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail.

Societies, Libraries and Museums

See also a List of Oregon Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Family History Centers


Malheur County Oregon Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Malheur County, Oregon page 573, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map V" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at (accessed 18 July 2011).