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  • Baker County, Oregon —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 28, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Wasco, Union and Malheur Counties.
    Established:  22-Sep-1862
    County Seat:  Baker City, Oregon

    County history - Baker County is named in honor of Edward Dickinson Baker (February 24, 1811 - October 21, 1861) was an English-born American politician, lawyer, military leader. In his political career, Baker served in the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois and later as a U.S. Senator from Oregon. Baker was killed in the Battle of Ball's Bluff while leading a Union Army regiment, becoming the only sitting senator to be killed in the Civil War.

    Baker Courthouse
    GHLL Baker County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Baker County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Baker County, OR Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Baker County Historical Society and Museum / Baker City, OR)
    6. US/ORGenWeb site - Baker County Archives
    7. US/ORGenWeb - Baker County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Baker County Clerk, 1995 Third Street, Baker, OR 97814-3363.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Union County (north), Wallowa County (north), Grant County (west), Malheur
                County
    (south), Washington County, Idaho (east), Adams County, Idaho
             (northeast).

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  • Benton County, Oregon —
    Information Updated for:  May 14, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Polk County by an act of the Provisional Government of Oregon.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1847
    County Seat:  Corvallis, Oregon

    County history - Benton County is named in honor of Thomas Hart Benton, US senator.

    Benton Courthouse
    GHLL Benton County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Benton County, OR Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Benton County Genealogical Society / Philomath, OR)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Benton County Historical Society and Museum / Philomath, OR)
    7. US/ORGenWeb site - Benton County Archives
    8. US/ORGenWeb - Benton County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Benton County Courthouse, 120 NW Fourth Street, Corvallis, OR 97330-4728.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Polk County (north), Lincoln County (west), Linn County (east), Lane County
             (south).

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    Census Information:
        1850 Census (T) - This is the 1850 federal census for Benton County, Oregon Territory. 814 persons total. This
             census includes pages 1-20 of the original census book.
        1854 Census (T) - Copied from the original, in the Benton County, Oregon Courthouse.

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  • Clackamas County, Oregon —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 2, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Clackamas Indian lands and was one of the four original districts created by the Provisional Legislature.
    Established:  05-Jul-1843
    County Seat:  Oregon City, Oregon

    County history - Clackamas County is named in honor of the Native Americans living in the area, the Clackamas Indians, who were part of the Chinookan people.

    Clackamas Courthouse
    1. Clackamas County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Clackamas County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Clackamas County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Clackamas County Family History Society / Oregon City, OR)
    4. Clackamas County - US/ORGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Clackamas County - US/ORGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Clackamas County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Clackamas County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Clackamas County Vital Records - Clackamas County Clerk, 2051 Kaen Rd., 2nd floor, Oregon City, OR 97045.

      Census Information:
    9. 1849 Census (I) - Oregon Territoral Census (one page)
    10. 1850 Census (T) - Oregon Territory Census (3 pages)
    11. 1860 Census (T) - Federal Census, Clackamas County (Text: 5 pages).


  • Clatsop County, Oregon —
    Information Updated for:  May 25, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of the original Tuality District.
    Established:  xx-Jun-1844
    County Seat:  Astoria, Oregon

    County history - Clatsop County is named in honor of the Clatsop tribe of Native Americans, one of the many Chinook tribes living in Oregon and who lived along the coast of the Pacific Ocean prior to European settlement.

    Clatsop Courthouse
    1. Clatsop County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Clatsop County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Clatsop County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Clatsop County Genealogical Society / Astoria, OR)
    4. Clatsop County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Clatsop County Historical Society & Museums / Astoria, OR)
    5. Clatsop County - US/ORGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    6. Clatsop County - US/ORGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    7. Clatsop County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    8. Clatsop County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    9. Clatsop County Vital Records - Clatsop County Clerk, 749 Commercial, Astoria, OR 97103

    10. Delingquent Tax Sale List - from the Astoria Herald, November 26, 1904

      Census Information:
    11. 1850 Census (T) - Oregon Territory. In 1850 it included population in what are now Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook, Washington, and
               Yamhill counties of OR. 462 persons total.
    12. 1860 Census (T) - This is the 1860 Federal Census Clatsop County, Oregon


  • Columbia County, Oregon —
    Information Updated for:  May 15, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Washintgon County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1854
    County Seat:  St. Helens, Oregon

    County history - Columbia County is named for the Columbia River. The Township of Milton served as the county seat until 1857, when it was moved to St. Helens.

    Columbia Courthouse
    1. Columbia County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Columbia County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Columbia County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Historical Society of Columbia County
          PO Box 837
          St. Helens, OR 97051
          Tel. 503.366.3700

    4. Columbia County - US/ORGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Columbia County - US/ORGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Columbia County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Columbia County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Columbia County Vital Records - Columbia County Clerk, Strand Street, St. Helens, OR 97051.

    9. St. Helens Public Library - a resource to the local area.

      Census Information:
    10. 1860 Census (I) - two files (pages).


  • Coos County, Oregon —
    Information Updated for:  May 14, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Coos Indian tribal lands.
    Established:  22-Dec-1853
    County Seat:  Coquille, Oregon

    County history - Coos County is named in honor of a tribe of Native Americans (Coos) who lived in the region.

    Coos Courthouse
    1. Coos County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Coos County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Coos County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Coos County Historical Society & Museum / Simpson Park, OR)
    4. Coos County - US/ORGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Coos County - US/ORGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Coos County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Coos County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Coos County Vital Records - Coos County Clerk, 250 North Baxter Street, Coquille, OR 97423-1899.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Coos County Historical Society & Maritime Museum / North Bend, OR)

      Census Information:
    10. 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890 Census - multiple listings
    11. Early Tax Records - from the Assessor's Book which was filed at the time Coos County was formed.


  • Crook County, Oregon —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 4, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Wasco County.
    Established:  26-Oct-1882
    County Seat:  Prineville, Oregon

    County history - Crook County is named in honor of George Crook, a U.S. Army officer who served in the American Civil War and various Indian Wars.

    Crook Courthouse
    GHLL Crook County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project; Crook County AHGP and / or ALHN (Not found online at this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Crook County, OR Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Crook County Historical Society & Museum / Prineville, OR)
    6. US/ORGenWeb site - Crook County Archives
    7. US/ORGenWeb - Crook County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Crook County Clerk, 300 NE 3rd St, Rm. 23, Prineville, OR 97754.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Deschutes County (south, west), Jefferson County (north), Wheeler County
             (north), Grant County (east), Harney County (southeast).
               Note:  County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are linked.


        Genealogy Trails History Group - Crook County

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             There are over 3,000 county clerks offices that we have contact information for. - Quoted from web site.
        Directory of Superior Courts - This directory lists court locations in Kingfisher County Oklahoma.

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  • Curry County, Oregon —
    Information Updated for:  May 14, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of the southern part of Coos County.
    Established:  18-Dec-1855
    County Seat:  (Port Orford until 1859) Gold Beach, Oregon

    County history - Curry County is named in honor of the territorial governor, George Law Curry.

    Curry Courthouse
    1. Curry County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Curry County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Curry County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Curry Historical Society & Museum / Gold Beach, OR)
    4. Curry County - US/ORGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Curry County - US/ORGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Curry County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Curry County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Curry County Vital Records - Curry County Clerk, P.O. Box 746, Gold Beach, OR 97444-0746.

      Census Information:
    9. 1860 Census (I) - alphabetized pages (A-B, C-D, E-H, I-L, M-O, P-R, S-Z)


  • Douglas County, Oregon —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 20, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Umpqua County.
    Established:  07-Jan-1852
    County Seat:  Roseburg, Oregon

    County history - Douglas County is named in honor of Stephen Arnold Douglas (April 23, 1813 - June 3, 1861), an American politician from the western state of Illinois who supported Oregon statehood, and was the Democratic Party nominee for President in 1860. He lost to the Republican Party's candidate, Abraham Lincoln, whom he had defeated two years earlier in a Senate contest following a famed series of debates.

    Douglas Courthouse
    GHLL Douglas County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Douglas County, OR Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Genealogical Society of Douglas County / Roseburg, OR)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Lower Umpqua & Coastal Area Genealogical Society / Reedsport, OR)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Rogue Valley Genealogical Society & Library / Phoenix, OR)
    8. US/ORGenWeb site - Douglas County Archives
    9. US/ORGenWeb - Douglas County Genealogy & History
    10. Vital Records - Douglas County Clerk, 1036 SE Douglas, Roseburg, OR 97470-3317.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL)
             Lane County (north), Klamath County (east), Jackson County (south), Josephine
                County
    (south), Curry County (southwest), Coos County (west).

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    Census Information:
        1860 Census (T) - Federal Census, Umpqua County; incorporated into Douglas County, 16-Oct-1862 (Text: 3 Files).

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