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A major resource for identifying records and where they are deposited and used in developing the following county chart is the Oregon State Archives’ online “Oregon Historical County Records Guide” [http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cphome.html http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cphome.html]. It provides a map, history and guide to the status of each county’s records. Consider it one of the first resources for seeking county records.
A major resource for identifying records and where they are deposited and used in developing the following county chart is the Oregon State Archives’ online “Oregon Historical County Records Guide” [http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cphome.html http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cphome.html]. It provides a map, history and guide to the status of each county’s records. Consider it one of the first resources for seeking county records.

Current revision as of 20:18, 6 May 2010

This entry was originally written by Dwight A. Radford for Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.

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A major resource for identifying records and where they are deposited and used in developing the following county chart is the Oregon State Archives’ online “Oregon Historical County Records Guide” http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cphome.html. It provides a map, history and guide to the status of each county’s records. Consider it one of the first resources for seeking county records.

Map County County Address Date Formed Parent County(ies) Birth Marriage Death Land Probate Court
H3 Baker 1995 Third St., Baker City 97814 1862 Wasco187118621905186218621862
B3 Benton 120 N.W. 4th, Corvallis 97330 1847 Polk190718501907185118501849
Champoeg 1843 (renamed Marion, 1849) original
C2 Clackamas 906 Main St., Oregon City 97045 1843 original190218481902185018441845
A1 Clatsop 749 Commercial, Astoria 97103 1844 Tuality District189418511903184918471847
B1 Columbia Courthouse, St. Helens 97051 1854 Washington190718541907185018501854
A5 Coos 205 N. Baxter, Coquille 97423 1853 Jackson/Umpqua188818531906185418521853
E4 Crook 300 E. Third, Prineville 97754 1882 Wasco190718821907186418821882
A7 Curry 29821 Ellensburg Ave., Gold Beach 97444 1855 Coos——1856——185618561856
D4 Deschutes 1130 NW Harriman, Bend 97701 1916 Crook——19161916186919161883
B5 Douglas 1036 S.E. Douglas, Roseburg 97470 1851 Umpqua190318521903185118521852
E2 Gilliam 221 S. Oregon St., Condon 97823 1885 Wasco190318851912187118841859
G3 Grant 201 S. Humbolt, Canyon City 97820 1864 Umatilla/Wasco189418641915186218641864
G6 Harney 450 N. Buena Vista, Burns 97720 1889 Grant——1889——187118891885
D1 Hood River 309 State St., Hood River 97031-2093 1908 Wasco190719081907186118681875
B7 Jackson 10 S. Oakdale, Medford 97501 1852 Lane190618551906185318531853
D3 Jefferson 75 SE “C” St., Madras 97741 1914 Crook188618821886186418831881
A7 Josephine 500 NW Sixth St., Grants Pass 97526 1856 Jackson190618571906185418481854
D6 Klamath 305 Main St., Klamath Falls 97601 1882 Lake——1882——187018821872
E6 Lake 513 Center St., Lakeview 97630 1874 Jackson/Wasco——1875——187018751874
Land added from Grant County in 1885.
B4 Lane 125 E. Eighth , Eugene 97401 1851 Linn/Umpqua/Benton188218521882185418521852
A3 Lincoln 225 W. Olive St., Newport 97365 1893 Benton/Polk190718931907186518671855
C3 Linn 300 Fourth Ave. SW, Albany 97321 1847 Champoeg190318501903185318501854
J6 Malheur 251 B St. W., Vale 97918 1887 Baker190718801907186318861861
B2 Marion 100 High St. N.E., Salem 97301 1843 (as Champoeg; renamed 1849) original187118491907185018431841
F1 Morrow 100 Court St., Heppner 97836 1885 Umatilla/Wasco190518851905186118851868
C1 Multnomah Records Center, 1620 S.E. 190th Ave., Portland 97233 1854 Clackamas/Washington1864 (Portland)18551862 (Portland)184918501849
B3 Polk 850 Main St., Dallas 97338 1845 Yamhill District190318481903185118471846
E2 Sherman 500 Court St., Moro 97039 1889 Wasco190418891905185918881870
A2 Tillamook 201 Laurel Ave., Tillamook 97141 1853 Clatsop/Yamhill/Polk190318541903185418591854
Tuality 1843 (renamed Washington, 1849) Original
G1 Umatilla 216 S.E. 4th, Pendleton 97801 1862 Wasco189018621892186118631862
Umpqua 1851–63 (became part of Douglas, 1862) Benton
H2 Union 1001 4th St. Ste. D, La Grande 97850 1864 Baker190518641905186418641864
G1 Wallowa 101 S. River, Enterprise 97828 1887 Union190518791905187518861887
D2 Wasco 511 Washington, The Dalles 97058 1854 Marion/Clackamas/Linn186518541865185418541848
B1 Washington 155 N. First, Hillsboro 97124 1843 (as Tuality District; renamed 1849) original190718421903184718421844
F3 Wheeler 701 Adams St., Fossil 97830 1899 Crook/Gilliam/Grant191518961915186518871888
B2 Yamhill 535 E. Fifth, McMinnville 97128 1843 original187118561875185218491843
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