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 Oregon counties)

Search Oregon Historical Records Index (includes over 7​00,000 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)

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

Oregon State Library

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

University of Oregon Library


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)