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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oregon|Oregon]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Washington County''
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Guide to '''Washington 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 = Washington County
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| state = Oregon
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| founded year = 1849
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| founded date = September 3
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| seat = Hillsboro
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| building address = Washington County Courthouse<br>155 N 1st Avenue Ste 130<br>Hillsboro, OR 97124-3072<br>Phone: 503.864.8741<br>[http://www.co.washington.or.us/ '''Washington County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information ===
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==== Washington 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" | '''[[Washington County, Oregon Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Washington County, Oregon Genealogy#Land and Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1907
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1842
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[http://www.co.washington.or.us/ Washington County Courthouse]<br>155 N 1st Avenue Ste 130; <br>Hillsboro, OR 97124-3072<br>Phone 503.864.8741&nbsp;<br><br>Record Section, Assessment &amp; Taxation has marriage, <br>land and military records from 1850. <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records <br>from 1896, probate records from 1871 and<br> naturalization records from 1906. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington 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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Record Section, Assessment &amp; Taxation has marriage, <br>land and military records from 1850. <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records <br>from 1896, probate records from 1871 and<br> naturalization records from 1906. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington 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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[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cpwashingtondescrip.html County Records Inventory] listing the records held at the Washington County Court House as of October 2005.  
 
[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cpwashingtondescrip.html County Records Inventory] listing the records held at the Washington 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.
  
 
=== Quick Facts  ===
 
=== Quick Facts  ===
  
{{Wikipedia|Washington County, Oregon}}  
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'''3 September 1849:''' Washington county was renamed from [[Twality County, Oregon Genealogy|Twality]] County. Named for {{wpd|George Washington}}, the first president of the United States. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} ▲ {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>
  
'''3 September 1849:''' Washington county was renamed from [[Twality County, Oregon|Twality]] County. Named for {{wpd|George Washington}}, the first president of the United States. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} ▲ {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHLC}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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'''16 January 1854:''' [[Columbia County, Oregon Genealogy|Columbia]] County set off.
  
'''16 January 1854:''' [[Columbia County, Oregon|Columbia]] County set off.  
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'''22 December 1854:''' [[Multnomah County, Oregon Genealogy|Multnomah]] County set off.  
  
'''22 December 1854:''' [[Multnomah County, Oregon|Multnomah]] 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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===== Cities  =====
 
===== Cities  =====
  
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[[Banks, Oregon|Banks]] | [[Beaverton, Oregon|Beaverton]] | [[Cornelius, Oregon|Cornelius]] | [[Durham, Oregon|Durham]] | [[Forest Grove, Oregon|Forest Grove]] | [[Gaston, Oregon|Gaston]] | [[Hillsboro, Oregon|Hillsboro]] | [[King City, Oregon|King City]] | [[Lake Oswego, Oregon|Lake Oswego]] | [[North Plains, Oregon|North Plains]] | [[Portland, Washington County, Oregon|Portland]] | [[Rivergrove, Oregon|Rivergrove]] | [[Sherwood, Oregon|Sherwood]] | [[Tigard, Oregon|Tigard]] | [[Tualatin, Oregon|Tualatin]] | [[Wilsonville, Oregon|Wilsonville]]  
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[[Banks, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Banks]] | [[Beaverton, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Beaverton]] | [[Cornelius, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Cornelius]] | [[Durham, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Durham]] | [[Forest Grove, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Forest Grove]] | [[Gaston, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Gaston]] | [[Hillsboro, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Hillsboro]] | [[King City, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|King City]] | [[Lake Oswego, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Lake Oswego]] | [[North Plains, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|North Plains]] | [[Portland, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Portland]] | [[Rivergrove, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Rivergrove]] | [[Sherwood, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Sherwood]] | [[Tigard, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Tigard]] | [[Tualatin, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Tualatin]] | [[Wilsonville, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Wilsonville]]
  
 
===== Communities  =====
 
===== Communities  =====
  
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*[[Aloha, Oregon|Aloha]]  
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*[[Aloha, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Aloha]]  
*[[Bacona, Oregon|Bacona]]  
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*[[Bacona, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Bacona]]  
*[[Balm Grove, Oregon|Balm Grove]]  
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*[[Balm Grove, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Balm Grove]]  
*[[Bethany, Oregon|Bethany]]  
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*[[Bethany, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Bethany]]  
*[[Blooming, Oregon|Blooming]]  
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*[[Blooming, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Blooming]]  
*[[Bonita, Oregon|Bonita]]  
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*[[Bonita, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Bonita]]  
*[[Bonny Slope, Oregon|Bonny Slope]]  
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*[[Bonny Slope, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Bonny Slope]]  
*[[Bradley Corner, Oregon|Bradley Corner]]  
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*[[Bradley Corner, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Bradley Corner]]  
*[[Buckheaven, Oregon|Buckheaven]]  
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*[[Buckheaven, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Buckheaven]]  
*[[Bull Mountain, Oregon|Bull Mountain]]  
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*[[Bull Mountain, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Bull Mountain]]  
*[[Buxton, Oregon|Buxton]]  
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*[[Buxton, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Buxton]]  
*[[Carnation, Oregon|Carnation]]
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*[[Carnation, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Carnation]]
  
 
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*[[Cedar Hills, Oregon|Cedar Hills]]  
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*[[Cedar Hills, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Cedar Hills]]  
*[[Cedar Mill, Oregon|Cedar Mill]]  
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*[[Cedar Mill, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Cedar Mill]]  
*[[Chehalem, Oregon|Chehalem]]  
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*[[Chehalem, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Chehalem]]  
*[[Cherry Grove, Oregon|Cherry Grove]]  
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*[[Cherry Grove, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Cherry Grove]]  
*[[Cooper Mountain, Oregon|Cooper Mountain]]  
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*[[Cooper Mountain, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Cooper Mountain]]  
*[[Dilley, Oregon|Dilley]]  
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*[[Dilley, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Dilley]]  
*[[Elmonica, Oregon|Elmonica]]  
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*[[Elmonica, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Elmonica]]  
*[[Gales Creek, Oregon|Gales Creek]]  
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*[[Gales Creek, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Gales Creek]]  
*[[Glencoe, Oregon|Glencoe]]  
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*[[Glencoe, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Glencoe]]  
*[[Glenwood, Washington County, Oregon|Glenwood]]  
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*[[Glenwood, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Glenwood]]  
*[[Hayward, Oregon|Hayward]]  
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*[[Hayward, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Hayward]]  
*[[Hazeldale, Oregon|Hazeldale]]
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*[[Hazeldale, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Hazeldale]]
  
 
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*[[Helvetia, Oregon|Helvetia]]  
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*[[Helvetia, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Helvetia]]  
*[[Hillsboro, Oregon|Hillsboro]]  
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*[[Hillsboro, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Hillsboro]]  
*[[Hillside, Oregon|Hillside]]  
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*[[Hillside, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Hillside]]  
*[[Huber, Oregon|Huber]]  
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*[[Huber, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Huber]]  
*[[Jacktown, Oregon|Jacktown]]  
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*[[Jacktown, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Jacktown]]  
*[[Kansas City, Oregon|Kansas City]]  
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*[[Kansas City, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Kansas City]]  
*[[Kinton, Oregon|Kinton]]  
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*[[Kinton, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Kinton]]  
*[[Laurel, Oregon|Laurel]]  
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*[[Laurel, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Laurel]]  
*[[Laurelwood, Oregon|Laurelwood]]  
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*[[Laurelwood, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Laurelwood]]  
*[[Manning, Oregon|Manning]]  
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*[[Manning, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Manning]]  
*[[Marlene Village, Oregon|Marlene Village]]  
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*[[Marlene Village, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Marlene Village]]  
*[[Metzger, Oregon|Metzger]]  
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*[[Metzger, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Metzger]]  
*[[Middleton, Oregon|Middleton]]
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*[[Middleton, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Middleton]]
  
 
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*[[Midway, Washington County, Oregon|Midway]]  
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*[[Midway, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Midway]]  
*[[Mountaindale, Oregon|Mountaindale]]  
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*[[Mountaindale, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Mountaindale]]  
*[[Mulloy, Oregon|Mulloy]]  
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*[[Mulloy, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Mulloy]]  
*[[Norwood, Oregon|Norwood]]  
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*[[Norwood, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Norwood]]  
*[[Oak Hills, Oregon|Oak Hills]]  
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*[[Oak Hills, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Oak Hills]]  
*[[Orenco, Oregon|Orenco]]  
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*[[Orenco, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Orenco]]  
*[[Patton, Oregon|Patton]]  
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*[[Patton, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Patton]]  
*[[Progress, Oregon|Progress]]  
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*[[Progress, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Progress]]  
*[[Raleigh Hills, Oregon|Raleigh Hills]]
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*[[Raleigh Hills, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Raleigh Hills]]
  
 
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*[[Reedville, Oregon|Reedville]]  
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*[[Reedville, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Reedville]]  
*[[Rock Creek, Washington County, Oregon|Rock Creek]]  
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*[[Rock Creek, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Rock Creek]]  
*[[Roy, Oregon|Roy]]  
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*[[Roy, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Roy]]  
*[[Scholls, Oregon|Scholls]]  
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*[[Scholls, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Scholls]]  
*[[Six Corners, Oregon|Six Corners]]  
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*[[Six Corners, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Six Corners]]  
*[[Tanasbourne, Oregon|Tanasbourne]]  
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*[[Tanasbourne, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Tanasbourne]]  
*[[Timber, Oregon|Timber]]  
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*[[Timber, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Timber]]  
*[[Tobias, Oregon|Tobias]]  
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*[[Tobias, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Tobias]]  
*[[Verboort, Oregon|Verboort]]  
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*[[Verboort, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Verboort]]  
*[[Watts, Oregon|Watts]]  
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*[[Watts, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Watts]]  
*[[West Union, Oregon|West Union]]  
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*[[West Union, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|West Union]]  
*[[Wilkesboro, Oregon|Wilkesboro]]  
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*[[Wilkesboro, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Wilkesboro]]  
*[[Witch Hazel, Oregon|Witch Hazel]]
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*[[Witch Hazel, Washington County, Oregon Genealogy|Witch Hazel]]
  
 
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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
  
[[Clackamas County, Oregon|Clackamas]] | [[Clatsop County, Oregon|Clatsop]] | [[Columbia County, Oregon|Columbia]] | [[Multnomah County, Oregon|Multnomah]] | [[Tillamook County, Oregon|Tillamook]] | [[Yamhill County, Oregon|Yamhill]]  
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[[Clackamas County, Oregon Genealogy|Clackamas]] | [[Clatsop County, Oregon Genealogy|Clatsop]] | [[Columbia County, Oregon Genealogy|Columbia]] | [[Multnomah County, Oregon Genealogy|Multnomah]] | [[Tillamook County, Oregon Genealogy|Tillamook]] | [[Yamhill County, Oregon Genealogy|Yamhill]]  
  
==== 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. [[Washington 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. [[Washington County, Oregon Trivia Tidbits|&gt; Trivia Tidbits]]  
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=== Biography  ===
 
=== Biography  ===
  
=== Cemeteries (Rural)  ===
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
For cemeteries very nar or within the cities or communities, please see these places.  
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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=2238&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|354218|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=2238 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.orgenweb.org/washington/Washington/Cem/cemeteries.html ORGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Washington+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=Washington&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/washington/washingtoncemeteries.htm ORGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/oregon/washington.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/or/washington.htm ORInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=15515&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=54&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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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  ===
  
=== Maps ===
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=== Military History and Records  ===
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
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==== Civil War ====
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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
  
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
=== Newspapers  ===
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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.
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[http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/ Historic Oregon Newspaper]s as a division of the Oregon Digital Newspaper Program has digitzied more than 644,000 pages of newspapers throughout Oregon. Dates range from 1846-1922 with selected issues continuing through 1973.
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<br>The Banner-Courier (Beaverton)<br>The Owl (Beaverton)<br>The Argus (Hilsboro)<br>The Hilsboro Argus (Hilsboro)<br>Hilsboro Independent (Hilsboro)<br>Washington County Independent (Hilsboro)<br>
  
 
=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== 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://search.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. [[Washington 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. [[Washington County, Oregon Rivers and Waterways|&gt; Rivers and Waterways]]  
  
 
=== School Records  ===
 
=== School Records  ===
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Washington County coroner's inquest records 1854-1889  
 
Washington County coroner's inquest records 1854-1889  
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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
  
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
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'''Washington County Historical Society'''<br>120 E Main St<br>Hillsboro, OR 97124<br>Telephone: 503-645-5353<br>[http://www.washingtoncountymuseum.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Washington County Historical Society & Museum'''<br>17677 NW Springville Rd<br>Portland, OR 97229<br>Telephone: 503-645-5353<br>[http://www.washington-countyoregon.com/Washington_County_Oregon_local_history_facts_archive_preservation_records_museum_exhibit_OR.html Website]<br><br>
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'''Beaverton Historical Society and History''' Center<br>12490 S W First<br>Beaverton, OR 97005<br>Telephone: 503-430-0160<br>[http://www.historicbeaverton.org/page-1607835 Website]<br><br>
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Beaverton Oregon Family History Center]]  
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*[[Beaverton Oregon Family History Center]]12288 SW 131st Ave Tigard, OR 97223 United States.
 
*[[Beaverton Oregon West Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Beaverton Oregon West Family History Center]]  
*[[Cedar Mill Oregon Family History Center]] (Portland)  
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*[[Cedar Mill Oregon Family History Center]](Portland)14620 NW Oak Hills Dr Beaverton OR 97006 United States
 
*[[Hillsboro Oregon Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Hillsboro Oregon Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Tualatin Oregon Family History Center]]
 
*[[Tualatin Oregon Family History Center]]
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== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/oregon/washington-county/ Washington 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.orgenweb.org/washington/Washington/ The Washington County GenWeb Project], part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://www.orgenweb.org/washington/Washington/ The Washington County GenWeb Project], part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OR/Washington/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OR/Washington/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/washington/washingtontoc.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/washington/washingtontoc.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/washington/washingtontoc.htm USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
 
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Latest revision as of 18:17, 3 October 2017

United States
Oregon
Washington County

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


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Washington County, Oregon
Map
Map of Oregon highlighting Washington County
Location in the state of Oregon
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oregon
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Facts
Founded September 3, 1849
County Seat Hillsboro
Courthouse
Address Washington County Courthouse
155 N 1st Avenue Ste 130
Hillsboro, OR 97124-3072
Phone: 503.864.8741
Washington County Website



County Information


Washington County, Oregon Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1907 1842 1850 1847 1842

County Courthouse

Record Section, Assessment & Taxation has marriage,
land and military records from 1850.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records
from 1896, probate records from 1871 and
naturalization records from 1906. [1]


  • Records Held at the Courthouse

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

Record Loss

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

Quick Facts

3 September 1849: Washington county was renamed from Twality County. Named for George Washington, the first president of the United States. [2]

Boundary Changes

16 January 1854: Columbia County set off.

22 December 1854: Multnomah 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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Banks | Beaverton | Cornelius | Durham | Forest Grove | Gaston | Hillsboro | King City | Lake Oswego | North Plains | Portland | Rivergrove | Sherwood | Tigard | Tualatin | Wilsonville

Communities

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Neighboring Counties

Clackamas | Clatsop | Columbia | Multnomah | Tillamook | Yamhill

Trivia Tidbits

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

Resources

Archives and Libraries

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.

Census

  • 1845 Territorial Transcription and Index (under name of Tuality, Twalatain and Twality County)
  • 1849 Territorial Transcription and Index (under name of Twality County)
  • 1850 Territorial Transcription and Index
  • 1853 Territorial Transcription and Index
  • 1856 Territorial Transcription and Index

Church History and Records

Court Records

Gazetteers

History

Land and Property

Maps

Orwashington.jpg

Military History and Records

Civil War

Newspapers

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


Historic Oregon Newspapers as a division of the Oregon Digital Newspaper Program has digitzied more than 644,000 pages of newspapers throughout Oregon. Dates range from 1846-1922 with selected issues continuing through 1973.

Of particular interest to Washington county researchers:


The Banner-Courier (Beaverton)
The Owl (Beaverton)
The Argus (Hilsboro)
The Hilsboro Argus (Hilsboro)
Hilsboro Independent (Hilsboro)
Washington County Independent (Hilsboro)

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

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

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

Washington County coroner's inquest records 1854-1889

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

Washington County Historical Society
120 E Main St
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Telephone: 503-645-5353
Website

Washington County Historical Society & Museum
17677 NW Springville Rd
Portland, OR 97229
Telephone: 503-645-5353
Website

Beaverton Historical Society and History Center
12490 S W First
Beaverton, OR 97005
Telephone: 503-430-0160
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

Washington County Oregon Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington County, Oregon page 574, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. WorldCat 50140092FamilySearch Catalog Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)