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Oregon

 

United States

 

 

 

 

An Introduction

Gen-Tool Kit

Surnames

 

 

Our Ancestral Counties

Researching by Location

Internet Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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General Description

Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located on the Pacific coast, with Washington to the north, California to the south, Nevada on the southeast and Idaho to the east. The Columbia and Snake rivers delineate much of Oregon's northern and eastern boundaries respectively. The area was inhabited by many indigenous tribes before the arrival of traders, explorers and settlers; the Oregon Territory was created in 1848, and Oregon became the 33rd state on February 14, 1859. Salem is the state's capital and third-most-populous city; Portland is the most populous. Portland is the 30th-largest U.S. city, with a population of 575,930 (2008 estimate) and a metro population of 2,175,133 (2007 estimate), the 23rd-largest U.S. metro area.

Historical Information

History of Oregon

 

 

 

 

 

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GENEALOGICAL ARCHIVES & LIBRARIES

 Oregon State Archives 

Northwest Digital Archives 
Historic House Museums & Historic Structures 
Historic House Museums in Oregon 
Historical Museum Guide for Oregon     
(Source: Census Finder)
Oregon Historical Society Research Library  Online Library Catalog
Oregon Public Libraries     
(Source: Public Libraries Library Directory)

Genealogical Records On-line

Oregon Cemetery Photos      (Source: Cemetery Photo Volunteers Project)

Oregon Historic Sites Database 

Oregon Obituary Search      (Source: ObitsArchive.com)

USGenNet Oregon Site Search      (Source: USGenNet)

Oregon Genealogy Records      (Source: The Records Project)

 

HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES 

Children of the American Revolution  Oregon State Society
Genealogical Council of Oregon 
Genealogical Forum of Oregon 
Japan-America Society of Oregon 
Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon 
Oregon Chapter  American Historical Society of Germans From Russia
Oregon Genealogical Society 
Oregon Heritage Commission 
Oregon Historic Cemeteries Association 
Oregon Historical Society 
Oregon Museums Association 
Oregon State Society     
(Source: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution)
Pacific Northwest Chapter  The Slovenian Genealogy Society International
Pacific Northwest Cornish Society 

Genealogical Forum of Oregon

 

STATE LIBRARY

Oregon State Library

250 Winter St. NE, Salem 97301-3950

Email for information
Phone: 503-378-4243; Fax: 503-585-8059

On-line catalogue

 

 

HISTORICAL PLACES

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surnames

 

 

The following are surnames of persons, found within our databases,

as having been either born, married or died in this location.

 

 

McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

 

 

 

 

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families

 

 

Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families

 

 

To find out more about each surname listed above click on the corresponding LINK.

Additional information regarding these surnames may also be found at:

  Surname Locator Resources

 

 

Free Genealogy Surname

Search Help from Google

 

 

 

Use this free genealogy site to help you get the best genealogy searches from Google™ by using your family tree, for your research. It will create a series of different searches using tips or   "tricks"  

that    will   likely   improve your results. The different searches will give you many different ways of using Google and the Internet to find ancestry information about this or any other Surname.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on this thumbnail map for a full-sized version.

 

Our Ancestral Counties

 

The following named counties are associated with the history of our DIRECT ancestors.   To select a specific ancestral county, click on the following link. Here you will find additional links to our county pages where you can obtain information about our family gen-sites, images of localities, and surnames of persons, in our database, who have lived in the selected county.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where in the World

are My Ancestors?

 

Resources which enhance our knowledge of the places inhabited by our ancestors are almost as important as their names. The LINK

MAPS

GAZETTEERS

to the right will take you to Maps, Gazetteers,   and other helpful  resources  that will assist you in discovering Ancestral Locations. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Researching 
by Location

 

Gazetteer of Places

County Research

(Genealogical)

County Research

(General Info.)

The links below may assist you with your research within the various places of this state.

Gazetteer

of Places

The following Links will take you to gazetteers that identify places within this U.S. State.  These resources feature profiles of cities, towns, neighborhoods and subdivisions.  In addition this site contains maps, data and directions for a wide variety of physical, cultural and historic features.

 

List of cities and unincorporated communities in Oregon

 Oregon Geographic Names,

List of rivers in Oregon,

 List of Oregon mountain ranges,

 List of Oregon state parks,

 Oregon census statistical areas

 

Oregon Cities - profiles of 1,348 Oregon cities, towns & neighborhoods

Oregon Physical Features such as lakes, islands & steams

Oregon Cultural Features such as schools, parks, hospitals & airports

Oregon Civil Features such as Native Areas and Political Subdivisions

Search by Name, County, ZIP Code or Area Code

 

 

County Research

(Genealogical)

 

Clicking on a Link (below) will take you to the County’s website.  Here you will find additional links to more information specific to that location.    The USGenWeb Project also sponsors important Special Projects, at the national level, that were created to collect and disseminate data that goes beyond county and state lines.

 

 

 

 

BAKER ;   BENTON ;   CLACKAMAS;   CLATSOP ;   COLUMBIA ;   COOS ;   CROOK ;   CURRY ;   DESCHUTES ;   DOUGLAS ;   GILLIAM ;   GRANT ;   HARNEY;   HOOD RIVER ;   JACKSON;   JEFFERSON;   JOSEPHINE ;   KLAMATH ;   LAKE ;   LANE ;   LINCOLN ;   LINN ;   MALHEUR;   MARION ;   MORROW ;   MULTNOMAH ;   POLK ;   SHERMAN ;   TILLAMOOK ;   UMATILLA ;   UNION ;   WALLOWA ;   WASCO ;   WASHINGTON ;   WHEELER ;   YAMHILL ;   UNKNOWN COUNTY

 

 

County Research

(General)

 

Wikipedia is a multilingual, Web-based, free-content encyclopedia project based mostly on anonymous contributions. Clicking on a Link (below) will take you to the Wikipedia article about the county.  Here you will find additional links to guide the user to related pages with additional information.

 

 

 

 

Baker County

Benton County

Clackamas County

Clatsop County

Columbia County

Coos County

Crook County

Curry County

Deschutes County

Douglas County

Gilliam County

Grant County

Harney County

Hood River County

Jackson County

Jefferson County

Josephine County

Klamath County

Lake County

Lane County

Lincoln County

Linn County

Malheur County

Marion County

Morrow County

Multnomah County

Polk County

Sherman County

Tillamook County

Umatilla County

Union County

Wallowa County

Wasco County

Washington County

Wheeler County

Yamhill County

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internet
Resources

 

 

 

The Google search engine

 button  and following web

sites    may     provide    you

with additional information

to assist with your research

about   this   U. S.   State. 

 

 

GENERAL RESOURCES

 

 

·           Website & Webpages We Like

·           Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

·           Free Genealogy Search Help For Google

·           Linkpendium > Genealogy > USA

·           Genealogy Gateway

·           Ancestry.com (Reference Materials & Finding Aids)

·           Ancestry.com - Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

·           GenealogyLinks.net

·        Cyndi's List - United States Index

·        IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles & North America

·        Libweb - Libraries on the Web

·        50states.com - States and Capitals

·        RootsWeb Town Search 1.0

·        USA Resources at RootsWeb

·        StateGenSites - U.S. Genealogy Sites by State

·        The USGenWeb Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCATION SPECIFIC RESOURCES

·Oregon - Wikipedia

·Oregon State Resources (Linkpendium)

·Oregon State Information (50 States.com)

·Cyndi’s List (Oregon)

·Oregon (historical societies)

·Oregon GenWeb Project

 

 

 

 

OUR GENEALOGY REFERENCE LIBRARY

 

 

The following Link will take you to our library of genealogy reference books that pertain to this U.S. State.   Here you will find books about the history and records of this State, as well as its counties and other localities such as towns and churches.   The collection also contains research works about State military units and personnel during America’s wars.  In addition, there are resource texts about the ethnic and religious groups who settled in this State.

 

U.S.A. Locations Library - States, Counties, & Localities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

 

 

 

Email

Snail Mail:

Fred
889 Dante Ct.
Mantua, NJ 08051

USA

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Pony Express:

Tom
27 Christopher Dr.
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Canada