Oregon Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Military Records   7: Probate, Land and Court   8: Maps and Gazetteers   9: Newspapers   10: Websites   11: Search Records   12: Get Help  





U.S.—Oregon

Explore research in Oregon.


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Goal 1: Learn about Oregon research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your Oregon ancestors.

Summary
  1. Learn about basic Oregon research strategies.
    FS—Basic Oregon Research Tips and Strategies
  2. Explore resources for Oregon research on Ancestry.
    AC—Oregon Resources
  3. Study the Ancestry State Guide for Oregon research.
    AC—Oregon State Research Guide, 5 pgs.
  4. Use the Oregon Record Finder to decide on records to search.
    FS—Oregon Record Finder




Goal 2: Learn about Oregon archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Oregon archives and libraries.

Summary
  1. Learn about Oregon archives and libraries in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Oregon Archives and Libraries
    | AC—Wiki: Oregon Archives, Libraries, and Societies
  2. Explore the Oregon state archives.
  3. Explore the State Archives and Libraries site for Oregon.
  4. Explore Oregon Dept. of Archives collection.
  5. Explore the Oregon State Archives site.
  6. Explore the Books We Own site for Oregon genealogy publications. Volunteers may be available for lookup services.
  7. Search for free online books on Oregon research on the FamilySearch site.
  8. Explore historical photo resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.

B. Learn about Oregon city directories.

Summary
  1. Learn about Oregon city directories in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Oregon Directories
  2. Explore Oregon city directories.
  3. Find out more about city directories in this research guide from Ancestry.
    AC—Six Things to Find—3 pgs.
  4. Explore Oregon city directories on the Ancestry site.
  5. Explore Oregon historical directories by county.
  6. Explore additional links for Oregon city directories on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 3: Learn about Oregon vital records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Oregon vital records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Oregon vital records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Oregon Vital Records
    | AC—Wiki: Oregon Vital Records
  2. Explore links for vital records on the Oregon Public Health site.
  3. Search for online Oregon vital records and find addresses for state offices to write to for records.
  4. Explore Oregon birth, marriage, and death records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore Oregon birth certificate records on the Birth-Certificates.net site.
  6. Explore additional links for Oregon vital records on the Linkpendium site.
  7. Explore additional links for Oregon birth records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore Oregon marriage and death records.

Summary
  1. Learn how to find Oregon marriage records with FamilySearch.
  2. Explore links for Oregon marriage records.
  3. Explore the Western States Historical Marriage Records Index.
  4. Explore additional links for Oregon marriage records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  5. Explore the Ancestors at Rest site for Oregon death records.
  6. Explore the AccessGenealogy site for Arizona cemetery records by county.
  7. Explore the ObituariesHelp site for Oregon obituaries.
  8. Find additional resources for Oregon obituaries on the Linkpendium site.
  9. Explore Oregon death records, indexes, and obituaries.
  10. Explore additional links for Alaska death records on the LDSGenealogy site.

C. Explore Oregon census and voter records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Oregon censuses in this article.
    FS—Oregon Census
  2. Learn about Oregon census records.
    Census Records for Oregon
  3. Explore the MyFreeCensus site for Oregon state and county census records.
  4. Explore additional links for Oregon census records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  5. Explore Oregon census records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  6. Learn about Oregon voting registers in this article.
    FS—Oregon Voting Registers


Goal 4: Learn about Oregon church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Oregon church records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Oregon church records in this article.
    FS—Oregon Church Records
  2. Learn about Oregon church records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Oregon Church Records
  3. Explore additional links for Oregon church records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore Oregon cemetery records.

Summary
  1. Explore Oregon cemetery records in this article.
    FS—Oregon Cemetery Records
  2. Browse the Interment.net site for Oregon cemetery records.
  3. Search for Oregon cemetery records online.
  4. Explore Oregon cemetery records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore additional links for Oregon cemetery records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  6. Explore the Tombstone Transcription Project on the U.S. GenWeb site.
  7. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  8. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.
  9. See additional cemetery resources on the Oregon Linkpendium site.


Goal 5: Learn about Oregon emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about Oregon emigration and immigration.

Summary
  1. Learn about Oregon emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Oregon Emigration and Immigration
  2. Learn about Oregon migration routes in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Oregon Migration
  3. Explore additional links for Oregon immigrarion records on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 6: Learn about Oregon military records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Oregon military records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Oregon military records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Oregon Military Records
  2. Explore Oregon military records on the AccessGenealogy site (scroll down).
  3. Explore Oregon military records on the Linkpendium site.
  4. Explore additional links for Oregon military records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  5. Explore Oregon military resources on Cyndi's List.


Goal 7: Learn about Oregon probate, land, and court records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Oregon probate, land and court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Oregon probate records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Oregon Probate Records
    | AC—Wiki: Oregon Probate Records
  2. Learn about Oregon land and property records.
    FS—Oregon Land and Property Records
  3. Learn about Oregon land records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Oregon Land Records
  4. Explore additional links for Oregon probate records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  5. Explore additional links for Oregon land records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Learn about Oregon court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Oregon court records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Oregon Court Records
  2. Learn about Oregon court records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Oregon Court Records


Goal 8: Learn about Oregon maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Oregon maps and gazetteers.

Summary
  1. Learn about Oregon maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Oregon Maps
  2. Learn about Oregon maps in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Oregon Maps
  3. Learn about Oregon gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Oregon Gazetteers

B. Explore Oregon maps and gazetteers.

  1. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Oregon maps.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of Oregon.
  3. Explore historical Oregon maps on the Historic Map Works site.
  4. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Oregon maps.


Goal 9: Learn about Oregon newspapers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Oregon newspapers.

Summary
  1. Learn about Oregon newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Oregon Newspapers
  2. Learn about researching historical Oregon newspapers in this tutorial from The Ancestor Hunt.
    Research Free Historical Oregon Newspapers—7:48
  3. Learn about Oregon newspapers, periodicals, and manuscript collections.
    AC—Wiki: Oregon Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscripts

B. Explore Oregon newspapers.

Summary
  1. Search for Oregon historical newspapers in the Library of Congress collection.
  2. Search Oregon newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  3. Search Oregon newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  4. Search Oregon newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  5. Explore Oregon newspaper resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.
  6. See additional Oregon newspaper resources on the Linkpendium site.
  7. Explore additional links for Oregon newspapers and obituaries on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 10: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Oregon research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Linkpendium.
  3. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  4. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.
  5. Explore links in LDSGenealogy.com.


Goal 11: Search records from Oregon.


Choices:

A Use the QUIKLinks (top of page) or Oregon County links (bottom) to quickly search common record collections for Oregon.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered on the site or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. In the QUIKLinks, click the link for FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast, or MyHeritage to view the corresponding record collection.
  2. Scroll down near the bottom of this page to see available county records. Click the name of the county for FamilySearch, or A for Ancestry, or L for Linkpendium.

B Explore additional record collections.

  1. In FamilySearch, explore the Oregon Online Genealogy Records page for a variety of record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, or Findmypast), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.


Goal 12: Get help with your Oregon research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Oregon Genealogy Network page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Oregon Genealogy page on Facebook.
  3. Visit the Oregon Genealogical Society page on Facebook.
  4. Visit the U.S. West Genealogy Research page on Facebook.
  5. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for Oregon.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Oregon research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Oregon research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Oregon research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Oregon research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  4. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Oregon research.

C. Learn about Oregon genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Oregon in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Oregon Societies
  2. Explore the Oregon Genealogical Society site.
  3. Explore the Genealogical Forum of Oregon site.
  4. Explore the Oregon Historical Society site.
  5. Explore Oregon genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.




Oregon Counties

Name = FamilySearch; A = Ancestry; L = Linkpendium

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Baker    A    L Benton    A    L Clackamas    A    L Clatsop    A    L Columbia    A    L Coos    Ancestry    L
Crook    A    L Curry    A    L Deschutes    A    L Douglas    A    L Gilliam    A    L Grant    A    L
Harney    A    L Hood River    A    L Jackson    A    L Jefferson    A    L Josephine    A    LKlamath    A    L
Lake    A    L Lane    A    L Lincoln    A    L Linn    A    L Malheur    A    L Marion    A    L
Morrow    A    L Multnomah    A    L Polk    A    L Sherman    A    L Tilamook    A    L Umatilla    A    L
Union    A    L Wallowa    A    L Wasco    A    L Washington    A    L Wheeler    A    L Yamhill    A    L


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