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The first Oregon census was enumerated in 1842 and included persons in Oregon Territory who lived south of the Columbia River in Oregon Country.

1845 census records for Oregon Territory were enumerated and survived for the following counties: Champoic (now Marion County), Clackamas, Clatsop, Tuality (now Washington County), and Yamhill.

1845-1846 census records for Oregon Territory were enumerated and survived for Tuality County (now Washington County).

1846 census records for Oregon Territory were enumerated and survived for Yamhill County only.

A special 1849 Oregon census which only enumerated males over age 21, was taken and survived intact.

Washington Territory was carved from Oregon Territory in 1853 and census enumerations were taken for large portions of Oregon Territory in 1853, 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858 and 1859.

*NOTE: Many of the early Oregon Territorial censuses listed above are included in the 1841-1890 Oregon Census Records Collection at Ancestry.

Oregon State Census records were enumerated every 10 years between 1865 and 1905.  These are sparse and incomplete.

The following Oregon State censuses survived:

1865 Benton, Columbia, Marion and Umatilla Counties.

1875 Lake, Umatilla and Wasco Counties.

1885 Linn and Umatilla Counties.

1895 Linn, Marion, Morrow and Multnomah Counties.

1905 Baker, Lane, Linn and Marion Counties.

*NOTE:  Many of the early Oregon State census records listed above are included in the 1841-1890 Oregon Census Records Collection at Ancestry.

Federal Oregon census records begin with the Oregon Territorial census taken in 1850. A Federal census was conducted every ten years thereafter. The following census years are available to the public:1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 & 1930. See Oregon Territory Census, 1850   & 1790-1940 US Census Records at Ancestry.

1890 Federal census schedules were destroyed by a 1921 warehouse fire, however the 1890 Veterans and Widows census survived the fire and may provide a helpful census substitute. See A Fire Destroyed The 1890 Census, Bridging the 1890 Census Gap & 1890 Veterans Schedules at Ancestry.

Native American Census Enumerations in Oregon: NARA film #595 contains many relevant census enumerations taken by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Also See US, Cherokee Baker Roll and Records, 1924-1929.

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Birth & death records 1903-present are on file in the above office.  

Marriage records 1907-present are on file in the above office.

Earlier Marriage records (some as early as 1840's) are on file with County Clerks in the individual counties.

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Statewide Oregon Census Records Online

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Other Statewide Oregon Genealogy Records of Interest

Early Arrivals in Oregon, 1792-1838 

Oregon State Archives Database Search Engine

 


Indexes of Early settlers of Oregon Territory

 1836-1838 Settlers on French Prairie, Oregon Territory 

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 French Canadian, Oregon's First Settlers

 Oregon Territory Pioneers and Emigrants

 


OR Census Records Online by County

Clatsop County Census Records

(Formed 1844 from Tuality County.)

 

1849 Territorial Census Index

1849 Territorial Census Records

1850 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Records at USGenWeb Archives

1850 Federal Census at USGenWeb Census Project

1860 Federal Census Index and 1860 Census Records at us-census.org

1860 Federal Census Records at USGenWeb Census Project

1860 Federal Census Records at USGenWeb Archives

1870 Federal Census Records for Astoria

1870 Federal Census Records for Lewis & Clarks River

1870 Federal Census Records for Lexington

1870 Federal Census Records for Lower Nehalem Valley

1883 Census of Pensioners at Genealogy Trails

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Records for Alderbrook Precinct

1930 Federal Census Records for Fort Stevens

1930 Federal Census Records for Gearhart City

1930 Federal Census Index of John Day Precinct

1930 Federal Census Transcription of John Day Precinct

1930 Federal Census Records for Necanicum

Other Records

1850-1913 Divorce Index

1893-1914 Homestead Claims Index

1904 Delinquent Tax List

1914 Norwegian Voters

WWI Honor List

 


Columbia County Census Records

(Formed 1854 from Washington County.)

 

1850 Federal Census Records (partial)

1860 Federal Census Index & 1860 Census Records at us-census.org

1860 Federal Census Records at USGenWeb Archives Part 1

1860 Federal Census Records at USGenWeb Archives Part 2

1860 Federal Census Records at USGenWeb Census Project

1860 Federal Census Transcription at Genealogy Trails

1870 Federal Census Transcription at Genealogy Trails

1880 Federal Census Index

1880 Census of Sauvies Island, Union, & Scappoose Precincts - Houses 1-113

1880 Census of St. Helens Village - Houses 114-152

1880 Census of Oak Point & Deer Island Precincts - Houses 201-252

1880 Census of Rainier - Houses 253-326

1880 Census of Clatskanie & Marshland Precincts - Houses 401-463

1880 Census of Nehalem Precinct - Houses 500-593 

1883 Census of Pensioners at Genealogy Trails

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

Other Records

1854-1958 Columbia County Records at FamilySearch

Burial Records Index

Mortuary Records Index of the Columbia Funeral Home in St. Helen's, OR

WWI Honor Roll

 


Coos County Census Records

(Formed 1853 from Jackson County & Umpqua County.)

 

1860 Federal Census Index.  Surnames starting with:

[A - B]

[C - D]

[E - F]

[G - J]

[K - L]

[M - N]

[O - R]

[S - T]

[U -Z]

 

1870 Federal Census Transcription with Index

 

1890 Federal Census Reconstruction

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Records at Genealogy Trails (partial)

Other Records

1830-1880 Native Americans in Douglas, Umpqua and Coos County

1854 Tax Records

1855 Jury List

1857 Enumeration Roll

1875-1965 Coos County Coroner and Inquest Record Index

1893 Tax Assessment Roll

1893 Tax Assessment Roll at Coos County USGenWeb

1901 Myrtle Point Advertisers

1949 Phone Book for Myrtle Point

Biographies of Early Residents

Myrtle Point Beginnings Index of Names

WWI Casualties

WWII Casualties

 


Crook County Census Records

(Formed 1882 from Wasco County.)

 

1890 Federal Census - Veterans and Widows Schedules at Genealogy Trails

1910 Federal Census Index (partial)

1910 Federal Census Records Transcription (partial)

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Records (partial)

Other Records

1927 Crook County High School Graduates

Biographies of Early Residents of Crook County, OR

WWII Honor Roll

WWII Honor List of Dead and Missing

 


Curry County Census Records

(Formed 1855 from Coos County.)

 

1860 Federal Census. Surnames starting with:

[A-B]  [C-D]  [E-H]  [I-L]  [M-O]  [P-R]  [S-Z]

 

1870 Federal Census A-B surnames only

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

Other Records

Early Settlers of Port Orford

 


Deschutes County Census Records

(Formed 1916 from Crook County.)

 

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1920 Federal Census at Genealogy Trails (partial)

1930 Federal Census at Genealogy Trails (partial)

Other Records

Early Pioneers of Deschutes County

WWI Honor Roll

WWII Honor List of Dead and Missing

 


Douglas County Census Records

(Formed 1852 from Umpqua County.)

 

1880 Federal Census Index and Transcription (partial)

1883 Census of Pensioners at Genealogy Trails

1890 Federal Census - Veterans and widows Schedule Part 1

1890 Federal Census - Veterans and widows Schedule Part 2

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Transcription for Gunter

Other Records

1830-1880 Native Americans in Douglas, Umpqua and Coos County

1850-1983 Douglas County Records at FamilySearch

1911 Roster of the Soldiers Home

1911 Soldier Home Deaths

Biographies of Early Settlers

 

 

 

 

 

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