Oregon Cemeteries

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The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Collection contains tombstone inscriptions from Oregon cemeteries. This collection is described in the “Genealogy” article on this site. Another important collection is Oregon Cemetery Records, 2 vols. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society, 1956-61; FHL book 979.5 V3p; films 824258-59).

Oregon cemeteries are listed in Oregon Cemetery Survey (Salem, Oregon: Oregon Department of Transportation, 1978; FHL book 979.5 V34o; film 1033848 item 4; fiche 6051231). This gives the name, size, location, condition, and sexton's or caretaker's address of each cemetery.

Oregon Burial Site Guide, by Dean H. Byrd, co-compiled by Stanley R. Clarke and Janice M. Healy (Portland, Oregon: Binford & Mort, c2001; FHL book 979.5V3b, not available on microfilm). Includes name of cemetery, directions on how to find it, number of burials, amount of land covered, date started or earliest known burial, township, range, section, which USGS Quadrangle map located on, and some pictures of headstones and grave sites. Arranged in alphabetical order by county. The book can be ordered from http://www.aracnet.com/~healyzh/obsg.html

Online information on Oregon Cemeteries can be obtained at the following sites and others as well:

  1. http://www.interment.net/us/or/index.htm
  2. http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/or.html
  3. The USGenWeb Tombstone Project - Oregon
  4. Oregon Gravestone Photo Project
  5. Find-A-Grave
  6. The USGenWeb Archives - Oregon