Oregon History

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1811:  Astoria founded by John Jacob Astor

18--:  Treaty gave joint control of Oregon Territory to U.S. and Nez Perce Indians

1846: Oregon Treaty - Great Britain gave up claims to region

1847-1848: Cayuse Indian War

1851-1853 & 1856: Rogue River Indian war

1854:  Oregon Indian War

1855:  Klamath and Solmon river Indian War

1865-1868: Indian Campaign

1872-1873: Modoc Indian War

1878: Birch Creek

Most archives, historical societies, and genealogical societies have special collections and indexes of genealogical value. These must usually be searched in person.

A notable genealogical collection is the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Collection. This collection consists of transcripts of Bible, cemetery, church, marriage, death, obituary, and will records. It was microfilmed in 1971 at the DAR Library in Washington, D.C., and is available on 33 reels at the Family History Library (beginning on FHL film 857012). The volumes are generally arranged by county, and many have individual indexes.

There are many internet articles on the history of Oregon on the internet.   To find some of them use a search engine with the terms Oregon and History.