Multnomah County, Oregon Genealogy
Guide to Multnomah County Oregon genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Multnomah County, Oregon|
Location in the state of Oregon
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
|Founded||December 22, 1854|
|Address|| Multnomah County Courthouse|
1021 SW 4th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204-1123
Multnomah County Website
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 Multnomah County Information
- 3 Trivia Tidbits
- 4 Resources
- 4.1 Biography
- 4.2 Cemeteries (Urbanized area in and near Portland)
- 4.3 Cemeteries (Rural)
- 4.4 Census
- 4.5 Court Records
- 4.6 Gazetteers
- 4.7 History
- 4.8 Land and Property
- 4.9 Maps
- 4.10 Migration
- 4.11 Military History and Records
- 4.12 Newspapers
- 4.13 Probate Records
- 4.14 Rivers and Waterways
- 4.15 Taxation
- 4.16 Vital Records
- 5 Societies, Libraries and Museums
- 6 Websites
- 7 Multnomah County Oregon Genealogy References
County Clerk has divorce, court and land records from 1854 
Multnomah County Information
22 December 1854: Multnomah county was created from Clackamas and Washington Counties. Named after Native American people first recorded in the journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the Mulknomans, who inhabited the area of Portland, most specifically on Sauvie Island. 
- County Records Inventory listing Multnomah County records as of October 2006 inventory.
- Record Loss:
Information about localities, too small or too brief to describe in separate pages. Exception to this are Post Offices. Trivia Tidbits
Cemeteries (Urbanized area in and near Portland)
- Caruthers, Beth Israel, Jefferson Street, and Stark Cemeteries, early Portland cemeteries.
- Pleasant Home Cemetery, Gresham BillionGraves
- Mt. Calvary & Gethsemani Catholic Cemeteries, online index.
- St. Mary's Cemetery, Portland's Pioneer Catholic Cemetery, index.
- Willamette National Cemetery, Portland BillionGraves
- 1895---State census, lists only names (no age or birthplace). An index is available in the Oregon Historical Records Index, at the Oregon State Archives.
Land and Property
Early migration routes to and from Multnomah County, Oregon Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:
Military History and Records
Rivers and Waterways
Details about the rivers and waterways where farms and settlements are often found along them. Rivers and Waterways
- 1855 - 1874 of the Multnomah County Marriage Books
- 1875 - 1879 of the Multnomah County Marriage Books
- 1880 - 1884 of the Multnomah County Marriage Books
- 1885 - 1889 of the Multnomah County Marriage Books
- 1890 - 1894 of the Multnomah County Marriage Books
- 1895 - 1899 of the Multnomah County Marriage Books
- 1900 - 1904 of the Multnomah County Marriage Books
Societies, Libraries and Museums
Family History Centers
- Introduction to LDS Family History Centers
- Portland Oregon East Family History Center
- Portland Oregon Family History Center
- Gresham Oregon Family History Center
- The Multnomah County GenWeb Project, part of The ORGenWeb Project
- USGenWeb Archives
- USGenWeb Archives (backup site)
Multnomah County Oregon Genealogy References
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Multnomah County, Oregon page 573, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.; Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002 WorldCat 50140092, FHL Book 973 D27e 2002
- Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map VI" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap6.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).