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Guide to '''Umatilla County Oregon genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Umatilla County, Oregon ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
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=== County Information ===
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==== Umatilla County, Oregon Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Umatilla County, Oregon Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Umatilla County, Oregon Genealogy#Land and Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Umatilla County, Oregon Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1890
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=== County Courthouse <br><br>  ===
 
=== County Courthouse <br><br>  ===
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Umatilla County Court is structured differently. Check the County Records Inventory link for addresses for location of records (left column).  
 
Umatilla County Court is structured differently. Check the County Records Inventory link for addresses for location of records (left column).  
  
*Record Loss:
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====Record Loss====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
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'''27 September 1862:''' Umatilla county was created from [[Wasco County, Oregon Genealogy|Wasco]] County. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}}; {{FHL|1049485|item}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>  
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| {{Adoption Genealogical Council of Oregon}}
 
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'''27 September 1862:''' Umatilla county was created from [[Wasco County, Oregon|Wasco]] County. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}}; {{FHL|1049485|item}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>  
 
  
 
Named after the Umatilla River. The name ''Umatilla'' is derived from the [[Indians of North America|Native American]] name for the river, which was first recorded as ''Youmalolam'' in the journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.  
 
Named after the Umatilla River. The name ''Umatilla'' is derived from the [[Indians of North America|Native American]] name for the river, which was first recorded as ''Youmalolam'' in the journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
'''14 October 1864:''' [[Grant County, Oregon|Grant]]  
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'''14 October 1864:''' [[Grant County, Oregon Genealogy|Grant]]  
  
'''16 February 1885:''' [[Morrow County, Oregon|Morrow]] County set off.  
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'''16 February 1885:''' [[Morrow County, Oregon Genealogy|Morrow]] County set off.
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For animated maps illustrating Oregon County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/oregon/ "Rotating Formation Oregon County Boundary Maps"] (1843-1975) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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[[Cayuse, Oregon|Cayuse]] | [[Gopher Flats, Oregon|Gopher Flats]] | [[Holdman, Oregon|Holdman]] | [[Kirkpatrick, Oregon|Kirkpatrick]] | [[Meacham, Oregon|Meacham]] | [[Mission, Oregon|Mission]] | [[Ordnance, Oregon|Ordnance]] | [[Riverside, Umatilla County, Oregon|Riverside]] | [[Tutuilla, Oregon|Tutuilla]]  
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[[Cayuse, Oregon|Cayuse]] | [[Gopher Flats, Oregon|Gopher Flats]] | [[Holdman, Oregon|Holdman]] | [[Kirkpatrick, Oregon|Kirkpatrick]] | [[Meacham, Oregon|Meacham]] | [[Mission, Oregon|Mission]] | [[Ordnance, Oregon|Ordnance]] | [[Riverside, Umatilla County, Oregon Genealogy|Riverside]] | [[Tutuilla, Oregon|Tutuilla]]  
  
 
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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
  
[[Grant County, Oregon|Grant]] | [[Morrow County, Oregon|Morrow]] | [[Union County, Oregon|Union]] | [[Wallowa County, Oregon|Wallowa]] | '''Washington '''counties: [[Benton County, Washington|Benton]] | [[Columbia County, Washington|Columbia]] | [[Walla Walla County, Washington|Walla Walla]]  
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[[Grant County, Oregon Genealogy|Grant]] | [[Morrow County, Oregon Genealogy|Morrow]] | [[Union County, Oregon Genealogy|Union]] | [[Wallowa County, Oregon Genealogy|Wallowa]] | '''Washington '''counties: [[Benton County, Washington Genealogy|Benton]] | [[Columbia County, Washington Genealogy|Columbia]] | [[Walla Walla County, Washington Genealogy|Walla Walla]]  
  
 
==== Trivia Tidbits  ====
 
==== Trivia Tidbits  ====
  
Information about localities, too small or too brief to describe in separate pages. Exception to this are Post Offices. [[Umatilla County, Oregon Trivia Tidbits|&gt; Trivia Tidbits]]  
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Information about localities, too small or too brief to describe in separate pages. Exception to this are Post Offices. [[Umatilla County, Oregon Trivia Tidbits| Trivia Tidbits]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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=== Biography  ===
 
=== Biography  ===
  
[[Trivia Tidbits, Umatilla County, Oregon|Trivia Tidbits:]] Little biographic bits associated with the names of non-population localities.  
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[[Umatilla County, Oregon Trivia Tidbits|Trivia Tidbits:]] Little biographic bits associated with the names of non-population localities.  
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=82479 Olney Cemetery, Pendleton] BillionGraves
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=39&GScnty=2234&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|457651|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=39&CScnty=2234 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.oregongenealogy.com/umatilla/umatilla_county_cemeteries.htm ORGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Umatilla+Oregon&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Oregon&county=Umatilla&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/umatilla/umatillacemeteries.htm ORGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/oregon/umatilla.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/or/umatilla.htm ORInterment]
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*[http://www.oregonmetro.gov/cemeteries/search-cemetery-records Oregon Metro]
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*[http://www.oregongenealogy.com/cemeteries.htm Oregon Genealogy Cemeteries]
  
 
=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
  
=== History ===
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*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26155 ''Historic sketches of Walla Walla, Whitman, Columbia and Garfield Counties, Washington Territory, and Umatilla County, Oregon''] (If the link does not work, go to [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com]  ($), click '''Search''', select '''Card Catalog''', paste Title into search box, click '''Search''')
  
=== Maps ===
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[[Image:Orumatilla.jpg|250px]]
  
 
=== Migration  ===
 
=== Migration  ===
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=== Military  ===
 
=== Military  ===
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932421|Oregon, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1833 – 1963''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9078 Oregon Wills and Probate Records 1833-1963] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
  
 
=== Rivers and Waterways  ===
 
=== Rivers and Waterways  ===
  
Details about the rivers and waterways where farms and settlements are often found along them. [[Umatilla County, Oregon Rivers and Waterways|&gt;&gt; Rivers and Waterways]]  
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Details about the rivers and waterways where farms and settlements are often found along them. [[Umatilla County, Oregon Rivers and Waterways| Rivers and Waterways]]  
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
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Umatilla County record of deaths 1907-1929, certificates of death 1913-1944  
 
Umatilla County record of deaths 1907-1929, certificates of death 1913-1944  
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/oregon/or-vital-records/ How to order Oregon Vital Records], [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ordervitalcertificate/ order electronically online] or download an application for Oregon [http://public.health.oregon.gov/BirthDeathCertificates/GetVitalRecords/Documents/birthor.pdf Birth Certificate], [http://public.health.oregon.gov/BirthDeathCertificates/GetVitalRecords/Documents/marryor.pdf Marriage Certificate], [http://public.health.oregon.gov/BirthDeathCertificates/GetVitalRecords/Documents/divorcor.pdf Divorce Certificate], [http://public.health.oregon.gov/BirthDeathCertificates/GetVitalRecords/Documents/deathor.pdf Death Certificate] Application to mail.
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==== Birth ====
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*'''1860 - 1952''' - {{RecordSearch|2351853|Oregon Births, 1860-1952}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
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'''Umatilla County Historical Society'''<br>108 S W Frazer<br>PO Box 253<br>Pendleton 97801<br>Telephone: 541-276-0012<br>[http://www.heritagestationmuseum.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
*[[Hermiston Oregon Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Hermiston Oregon Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Pendleton Oregon Family History Center]]
 
*[[Pendleton Oregon Family History Center]]
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== Websites  ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/oregon/umatilla-county/ Umatilla County, OR History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110357701597661605044 Oregon Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/190997804291208/ Oregon Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.oregongenealogy.com/umatilla/ The Umatilla County GenWeb Project], part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://www.oregongenealogy.com/umatilla/ The Umatilla County GenWeb Project], part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OR/Umatilla/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OR/Umatilla/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/umatilla/umatillatoc.htm USGenWeb Project]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/umatilla/umatillatoc.htm USGenWeb Project]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/umatilla/umatillatoc.htm USGenWeb Project] backup site  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/umatilla/umatillatoc.htm USGenWeb Project] backup site  
*{{FHL|207217|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|207217|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== Umatilla County Oregon Genealogy References  ==
 
== Umatilla County Oregon Genealogy References  ==
  
{{reflist}} {{Oregon}} {{Oregon-stub}}  
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[[Category:Umatilla_County,_Oregon]]
 
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Latest revision as of 20:33, 29 March 2017

United States
Oregon
Umatilla County

Guide to Umatilla County, Oregon ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Umatilla County, Oregon
Map
Map of Oregon highlighting Umatilla County
Location in the state of Oregon
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oregon
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Facts
Founded September 27, 1862
County Seat Pendleton
Courthouse
Address Umatilla County Courthouse
216 SE 4th Street
Pendleton, Or 97801-2590
Phone: 541-276-7111
Umatilla County Website



County Information


Umatilla County, Oregon Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1890 1862 1870 1861 1863

County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1862. [1]

Umatilla County Government

County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Umatilla County Court House as of August 2010.

Umatilla County Court is structured differently. Check the County Records Inventory link for addresses for location of records (left column).

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Historical Facts

27 September 1862: Umatilla county was created from Wasco County. [2]

Named after the Umatilla River. The name Umatilla is derived from the Native American name for the river, which was first recorded as Youmalolam in the journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Boundary Changes

14 October 1864: Grant

16 February 1885: Morrow County set off.

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities

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Adams | Athena | Echo | Helix | Hermiston | Milton-Freewater | Pendleton | Pilot Rock | Stanfield | Ukiah | Umatilla | Weston

Communities

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Cayuse | Gopher Flats | Holdman | Kirkpatrick | Meacham | Mission | Ordnance | Riverside | Tutuilla

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Defunct Post Offices

Albee

Indian Reservation

Umatilla (Confederated Tribes of Umatilla - specifically Sahaptin-speaking Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla tribes)

Neighboring Counties

Grant | Morrow | Union | Wallowa | Washington counties: Benton | Columbia | Walla Walla

Trivia Tidbits

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

Resources

Biography

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

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
ORGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
ORGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
ORInterment
ORGravestones
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Oregon Cemeteries for more information.

Census

  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church History and Records

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Land and Property

History

Maps

Orumatilla.jpg

Migration

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

Military

Civil War

Newspapers

Oregon Online Historical Newspapers - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.

Probate Records

Online Records

Rivers and Waterways

Details about the rivers and waterways where farms and settlements are often found along them. Rivers and Waterways

Taxation

Vital Records

The Family History Library has copies of some records such as:

Umatilla County record of deaths 1907-1929, certificates of death 1913-1944

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.

Birth

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Umatilla County Historical Society
108 S W Frazer
PO Box 253
Pendleton 97801
Telephone: 541-276-0012
Website

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

Umatilla County Oregon Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Umatilla County, Oregon page 574, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. WorldCat 50140092; FHL Collection Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)
  3. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map VI" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap6.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).