Oregon Fast Facts and Key Resources

Oregon Fast Facts and Key Resources

Get your Oregon research on the right track with these essential resources.

? Statehood: 1859

? US territory status: 1848; separated from Washington Territory in 1853

? Provisional government established: 1843

? First federal census: 1850

? Statewide birth and death records begin: 1903

? Statewide marriage records begin: 1906

? Public-land state

? Counties: four in 1843 (Champoeg, Clackamas, Tuality and Yamhill), 18 in 1859; except minor adjustments, boundaries set in 1917 with 36 counties

? Contact for vital records:

Oregon Health Division Vital Statistics Section Box 14050 Portland, OR 97293 (503) 731-4095 <www.dhs.state.or.us/publichealth/chs> Web Sites

? Cyndi’s List — Oregon


? General Land Office Land Patent Search


? History of Newspaper Publishing in Oregon


? Oregon American History and Genealogy Project


? Oregon GenWeb Project


? Oregon Historic Cemeteries Association


? Oregon Historical Records Index


? The Oregon History Project

<www.ohs.org/ education/oregonhistory>

? A Place Called Oregon



? Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, & Washington,1727-1900 Marriage Index CD (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

? The Family Tree Resource Book for Genealogists edited by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack and Erin Nevius (Family Tree Books)

? Oregon Burial Site Guide by Dean H. Byrd, Stanley R. Clarke and Janice M. Healy (Binford and Mort)

? Oregon Guide to Genealogical Sources by Connie Lenzen (Genealogical Forum of Oregon

? Oregon Pioneer Register, volumes I and II edited by Nancy LeMatta and Julie Kidd (Genealogical Forum of Oregon)

? Soldiers Who Served in the Oregon Volunteers, Civil War Period, Infantry and Cavalry compiled by M.A. Pekar and Edna Mingus (Genealogical Forum of Oregon)


? Bend Genealogical Society

Box 8254, Bend, OR 97708, <www.rootsweb.com/~ordeschu/bend-gs>

? Bureau of Land Management Oregon State Land Office

Box 2965, Portland, OR 97208, (503) 808-6001, <www.or.blm.gov/ lo>

? Genealogical Forum of Oregon

Box 42567, Portland, OR 97242, (503) 963-1932, <www.gfo.org>

? Oregon Genealogical Society

955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401, (541) 345-0399, <www.rootsweb.com/~orlncogs/ogsinfo.htm>

? Oregon State Archives

800 Summer St. NE, Salem, OR 97310, (503) 373-0701, <arcweb.sos.state.or.us>

? Oregon State Library

250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301, (503) 378-4243 Ext. 221, <www.osl.state.or.us /home>

? Oregon State University Valley Library

121 The Valley Library, Corvallis, OR 97331, (541) 737-3331, <osulibrary.oregonstate.edu>

? Rogue Valley Genealogical Society and Library

95 Houston Road, Box 1468, Phoenix, OR 97535, (541) 512-2340, <www.rvgslibrary.org>

? Southern Oregon Historical Society

106 N. Central Ave., Medford, OR 97501, (541) 773-6536, <www.sohs.org>

? University of Oregon Knight Library

1501 Kincaid St., Eugene, OR 97403, (541) 346-3053, <libweb.uoregon.edu>

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