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Guide to '''Union County, Oregon ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Click|Image:OR_ORP.png|Oregon Online Genealogy Records}}
  
== County Courthouse ==
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| county = Union County
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| state = Oregon
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| founded year = 1864
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| founded date = October 14
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| seat = LaGrande
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| building address = Union County Courthouse<br>1106 K Avenue<br>LaGrande, Or 97850<br>Phone: 541-963-1006<br>[http://www.union-county.org/ '''Union County Website'''] }}
  
[http://www.union-county.org/ Union County Courthouse]<br>1106 K Avenue<br>LaGrande, Or 97850<br>Phone: 541-963-1006<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1875, <br>and naturalization records 1900-1975. <br>Clerk CircuitCourt has divorce, probate and court records from 1854. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Union County, Oregon page 574, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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=== County Information ===
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==== Union 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" | '''[[Union County, Oregon Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Union County, Oregon Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Union County, Oregon Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Union County, Oregon Genealogy#Land and Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Union County, Oregon Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1905
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1864
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1875, <br>and naturalization records 1900-1975. <br>Clerk CircuitCourt has divorce, probate and court records from 1854. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Union County, Oregon page 574, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
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Union County Court is structured differently. Check the County Records Inventory link for addresses for location of records (left column).  
 
Union County Court is structured differently. Check the County Records Inventory link for addresses for location of records (left column).  
  
[[Union, Oregon|Union]] was the former county seat until after 1 February 1901.  
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'''Union''' was the former county seat until after 1 February 1901.  
  
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
{{Wikipedia|Union County, Oregon}}  
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'''14 October 1864:''' Union county was created from [[Baker County, Oregon|Baker]] 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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'''14 October 1864:''' Union county was created from [[Baker County, Oregon Genealogy|Baker]] County. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}}; {{FHL|1049485|item}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>  
  
 
Named for the city of Union which is located within the boundaries, a county seat at the time of the creation of the county.  
 
Named for the city of Union which is located within the boundaries, a county seat at the time of the creation of the county.  
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[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cpuniondescrip.html County Records Inventory] listing the records held at the Union County Court House as of October 2005.  
 
[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cpuniondescrip.html County Records Inventory] listing the records held at the Union County Court House as of October 2005.  
  
*Record Loss:
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====Record Loss====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
'''11 February 1887:''' [[Wallowa County, Oregon|Wallowa]] County was set off.  
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'''11 February 1887:''' [[Wallowa County, Oregon Genealogy|Wallowa]] County was set off.  
  
 
'''1 February 1901:''' Southeast portion of Union known as the Panhandle was annexed to Baker County by the order of the State Legislature.  
 
'''1 February 1901:''' Southeast portion of Union known as the Panhandle was annexed to Baker County by the order of the State Legislature.  
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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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.
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=== Places / Localities  ===
  
 
{{Union County, Oregon}}  
 
{{Union County, Oregon}}  
  
=== Trivia Tidbits  ===
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==== Trivia Tidbits  ====
  
 
Information about localities, too small or too brief to describe in separate pages. Exception to this are Post Offices. [[Union County, Oregon Trivia Tidbits|&gt; Trivia Tidbits]]  
 
Information about localities, too small or too brief to describe in separate pages. Exception to this are Post Offices. [[Union County, Oregon Trivia Tidbits|&gt; Trivia Tidbits]]  
  
== Resources ==
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=== Resources  ===
 
 
=== Biography ===
 
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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==== Biography ====
  
[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Vol. 21 page 177 - Lower Cove Cemetery, Alical  
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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=2235&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.oregongenealogy.com/union/cemeteries.htm ORGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Union+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=Union&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/union/unioncems.htm ORGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/oregon/union.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/or/union.htm ORInterment]
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*[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]
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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  ===
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*1870  
 
*1870  
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*1930
 
*1930
  
=== Church History and Records  ===
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==== Church History and Records  ====
  
=== Court Records  ===
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==== Court Records  ====
  
=== History  ===
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==== History  ====
  
=== Land and Property  ===
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==== Land and Property  ====
  
=== Maps ===
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=== Migration  ===
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[[Image:Orunion.jpg|250px]]
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==== Migration  ====
  
 
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European and African American settlers included:  
 
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European and African American settlers included:  
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:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map VI" in ''Oregon Trail Landmarks'' at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap6.jpg  (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
 
:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map VI" in ''Oregon Trail Landmarks'' at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap6.jpg  (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
  
=== Military  ===
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=== Newspapers  ===
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==== Civil War ====
  
=== Probate Records ===
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932421|Oregon, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
=== Rivers and Waterways ===
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==== Newspapers ====
  
Details about the rivers and waterways where farms and settlements are often found along them. [[Union County, Oregon Rivers and Waterways|&gt;&gt; Rivers and Waterways]]
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[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/or Oregon Online Historical Newspapers] - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.
  
=== Taxation ===
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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 '''$'''
  
=== Vital Records  ===
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==== Rivers and Waterways  ====
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Details about the rivers and waterways where farms and settlements are often found along them. [[Union County, Oregon Rivers and Waterways| Rivers and Waterways]]
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==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
  
 
Many early marriages are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.  
 
Many early marriages are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.  
  
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
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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://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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=== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ===
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'''Union County Historical Society'''<br>333 S Main St<br>Union 97883<br>[http://ucmuseumoregon.com/ Website]<br><br>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[[Elgin Oregon Family History Center]]  
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*[[Elgin Oregon Family History Center]] 755 Baltimore Elgin, OR 97827 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/place/755+Baltimore+St/@45.566614,-117.91661,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x54a3bc5b589b3a23:0x64abea9230c61baa Location Map]  
*[[La Grande Oregon Family History Center]]
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*[[La Grande Oregon Family History Center]]2504 N Fir, La Grande OR 97850 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/place/2504+N+Fir+St/@45.3352,-118.090104,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x54a377068df462a5:0x6d55866e91b3ac46 Location Map]
  
== Websites  ==
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=== Websites  ===
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/oregon/union-county/ Union 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/union/ The Union County GenWeb Project], part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://www.oregongenealogy.com/union/ The Union County GenWeb Project], part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OR/Union/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OR/Union/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/union/uniontoc.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/union/uniontoc.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/or/union/uniontoc.htm USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/union/uniontoc.htm USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
*{{FHL|207225|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|207225|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
== References  ==
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=== Union County Oregon Genealogy References  ===
  
 
{{reflist}} {{Oregon}}  
 
{{reflist}} {{Oregon}}  
  
 
[[Category:Union_County,_Oregon]]
 
[[Category:Union_County,_Oregon]]

Latest revision as of 21:12, 23 August 2017

United States
Oregon
Union County

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


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Union County, Oregon
Map
Map of Oregon highlighting Union County
Location in the state of Oregon
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oregon
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Facts
Founded October 14, 1864
County Seat LaGrande
Courthouse
Address Union County Courthouse
1106 K Avenue
LaGrande, Or 97850
Phone: 541-963-1006
Union County Website



County Information


Union County, Oregon Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1905 1864 1870 1864 1864

County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1875,
and naturalization records 1900-1975.
Clerk CircuitCourt has divorce, probate and court records from 1854. [1]


Union County Government

County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Union County Court House as of October 2005.

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

Union was the former county seat until after 1 February 1901.

Historical Facts

Template:Adoption Genealogical Council of Oregon
Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Union County, Oregon

14 October 1864: Union county was created from Baker County. [2]

Named for the city of Union which is located within the boundaries, a county seat at the time of the creation of the county.

  • Records Held at the Courthouse

County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Union County Court House as of October 2005.

Record Loss

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


Boundary Changes

11 February 1887: Wallowa County was set off.

1 February 1901: Southeast portion of Union known as the Panhandle was annexed to Baker County by the order of the State Legislature.

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

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

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.

Vol. 21 page 177 - Lower Cove Cemetery, Alical

Census

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

Church History and Records

Court Records

History

Land and Property

Maps

Orunion.jpg

Migration

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

  • Oregon Trail 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon[3]

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

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.

Birth

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Union County Historical Society
333 S Main St
Union 97883
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

Union County Oregon Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Union 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).