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Genealogy Resources

Oregon Genealogy Resources

  • Genealogical Forum of Oregon. This Portland-based genealogical society offers free online indexes to Oregon obituaries, 1890 veterans schedules and WWI draft registrations, plus a list of Multnomah County marriages. You can order the records for a small fee.
  • Heritage Trail Press: Oregon Death Index.  This index was compiled by the State of Oregon beginning in 1903. The index is not error free and there are many missing death records. The Oregon Vital Records hopes to correct the situation as time and money allows. Our database at the present time totals over 153,000 names and we will be updating this index as it is input and eventually it should include about 600,000 names. We have completed the input for 1903-1930.
  • Lenzen, Connie Miller. Research in Oregon. Washington, D.C.: National Genealogical Society, 1992.

  • Lenzen, Connie Miller. Research in Oregon. Arlington, VA: National Genealogical Society, 2007.

  • Oregon Births and Christenings, 1868-1929 – Name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state of Oregon. FamilySearch.

  • Oregon Blue Book. Oregon Topics: Genealogy - Other Resources.

  • Oregon, Columbia County Records 1854-1858 – Imaged Records – This collection includes digital images of land and property, marriage, and naturalization records and indexes digitally captured at the Columbia County Courthouse in St. Helens, Oregon.

  • Oregon, County Marriages, 1851-1975 – Index and images of marriage records from counties in Oregon. These records include licenses amd marriage certificates and are arranged by county, volume, and date.

  • Oregon Deaths and Burials, 1903-1947 – Name index to death and burial records from the state of Oregon. FamilySearch.
  • Oregon GenWeb Project.
  • Oregon Historic Photograph Collections. The collections include thousands of photographs dating to the mid 1800's from the digital collections of the Salem Public Library. With the addition of the statewide photos provided by the Oregon State Archives, the collection is useful for the entire state of Oregon.
  • Oregon Historical Records Index. Oregon State Archives.

  • Oregon Marriages 1853-1935 - Name index to marriage records from the state of Oregon - 57,523 records after 27 April, 2010.
  • Oregon State Archives Genealogy Records.
  • Oregon State Archives -- Historical Records Index. Is a starting point for finding the name of person, place, or subject from Oregon's archival records.
  • Oregon State Archives Combined Military Alphabetical Index, 1837-1933. Microfilm of original computer-generated index at the Oregon State Archives in Salem, Oregon. This 12,000 page index was compiled by the State Archives staff and includes Oregon military and other names extracted from various sources. Includes name, state archives number, and description of record. Arranged in alphabetical order by surname. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2000, 37 rolls, beginning with FHL film #2194727.
  • Oregon Statewide Delayed Filings of Births, 1842-1902. Microfilm of original records at the Oregon State Archives in Salem, Oregon. Arranged in chronological order by the year of birth and then alphabetical by county wherein the delayed birth was filed. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2001, 2003, 2 rolls, begging with FHL film #2363225.