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Oregon Topics: Genealogy - Government Resources

State Resources


Oregon State Archives


Oregon Historical County Records Guide (includes maps, county and office histories, scenic images, and comprehensive descriptive inventories of selected records for all Oregon counties)

Search Oregon Historical Records Index (includes over 600,000 entries)

Provisional and Territorial Government Records Guide (includes detailed government histories and records descriptions covering 1843 to 1859)

Topical research aids (includes lists, descriptions, and referrals on several types of records useful to genealogists)

Adoption Records
Census Records

Land Records
Military Records
Naturalization Records
Probate Records
Vital Records


OR-ROOTS Listserv (includes instructions on how to subscribe to this list for discussion of research and writing about Oregon genealogy and family history)



Oregon State Library

Oregon State Library Catalog


Oregon Center for Health Statistics (includes information about birth, death, marriage, and divorce records)



University of Oregon Library


Newspapers and genealogical resources on microform

History resources on microform



Federal Resources


National Archives and Records Administration (includes extensive searchable databases)


Resources for Genealogists

Military service and pension records

Pacific Alaska Regional Archives (Seattle, Washington)



Search federal land patents (includes U.S. Bureau of Land Management General Land Office records)


Search Geographic Names Information System (U.S. Geological Survey)


Library of Congress Local History & Genealogy Reading Room