Tillamook County, Oregon
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Welcome: My name is Martha and I will be your host for "all things Tillamook".
I do not live in Oregon, but have roots deep in her soil.

I am an experienced online researcher and will try to answer questions and perhaps
help locate that missing piece of your 'Ancestral Pie'.
I can be contacted via email: Please use this Link

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Vital Records ~ Cemeteries ~ Obituaries
Military ~ Native American's ~ Crime and Punishment ~ Family Search: Historical Images ~ Odds and Ends

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Tillamook County Neighbors and More...:
Clatsop ~ Lincoln ~ Polk ~ Washington ~ Yamhill

The Oregon Encyclopedia: Tillamook
Cities, Census Designated Places & Unincorporated Communities

History ~ Biography ~ Maps ~ What's New ~ Queries ~ Lookups

History of Tillamook County [Wiki]
Tillamook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. As of the 2010 census, the population was 25,250.[1] The county seat is Tillamook.[2] The county is named for the Tillamook, a Native American tribe who were living in the area in the early 19th century at the time of European American settlement. The county is located within Northwest Oregon.

The Tillamook were the southernmost branch of the Coast Salish. They were separated from their more northern kinsmen by tribes speaking the Chinookian languages. The name Tillamook is of Chinook origin (a trade pidgin, which had developed along the lower Columbia.) According to Frank Boas,[3] "It [Tillamook] means the people of Nekelim. The latter name means the place of Elim, or in the Cathlamet dialect, the place of Kelim. The initial t of Tillamook is the plural article, the terminal ook the Chinook plural ending ???uks." Since there was one village in the area of Nehalem bay; the area was referred to as Nekelim (Ne Elim=singular). There were at least four villages on the south Tillamook bay according to Lewis and Clark; the south bay was called "T-Elim-ook" (the plural of Elim), meaning many villages of Elim. (The Chinook word for water was "chuck" and the Salish word for wetland is "naslex". The popular translation of Tillamook as meaning "land of many waters" seems to be 20th-century fabrication used in the tourist industry.)

Biographies and Books

"What's New"

"Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography "
by Wilson, James Grant, 1832-1914; Fiske, John, 1842-1901
Publication date 1900 
Appleton Review ~ Archive.org [All Volumes]

New Oregon Resources / FS Catalog
Filmed Books: 1000368

Found in the old Tillamook Files ~ North American Family Biographies ~ Appleton's Biographies

There is a History of Tillamook County, published in 1940
which could not be found online. It may still be in copyright. If any one has a copy and is willing to do lookups, Please contact me.

"An Illustrated History of the State of Oregon"
H. K. Hines, Author; Published by Lewis Pub. Co., Chicago, 1893
There is no index, use the above link to search the pdf

"The Centennial History of Oregon 1811 - 1912"

Volume's II.III,IV
The S J Clark Publishing Company, Chicago, 1912 Bio Index is at the back of Vol IV -
Please use this link for a chart of Tillamook Folk

"Oregon Native Son"
Publication with Bio's and Sketches Vol 1- 2, Index
The Books can be downloaded or I will send pages of interest.

"History of the Great Northwest and it's Men of Progress"
Pub: The Minneapolis Journal - The Index is Here
Read Online or Download

There are a lot of 'Family Histories' in the FS Book portion

of the FS WebSite.
To access them:
Log in, Search, Books.
Enter County of Choice, a list comes up.
To the left is a list of parameters:
There are 'levels of access' the ones marked "Public" or Full Permission"
can be read online or downloaded.

Oregon Base Map ~ Oregon Territory Map 1852
David Rumsey ~ Historic Map & Atlas Collection
Perry-Castaneda ~ Map Collection ~ "Oregon - Geo Hazards Viewer"
American Georgaphical Society Library
Digital Map Collection
Humboldt State University Map Collection
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Oregon~ Railroad Maps
And, of course, Google Earth ~ MapGoose

Metsker's Atlas, 1930 - Index ~ Metsker's Atlas, 1974 - Index
[Note: The files are large, you might want to download them for further study.]

The indexes are for Plat Maps, which give the owner's names
as well as Business locations
I am happy to do lookups and send pages of interest.
Contact: Martha

"What's New"
Family Search "Collections"
Compiled Pages with Clickable links to each Database
Cemeteries, Etc [Burial, Cemeteries, Coroner, Funeral Homes, Graves]
Church Records[ Baptism's, Catholic Church, Christenings, Church [General]]
Legal Documents and Resources [Court, Estate, Probate Records]
Migration - Naturalization - Travel[ Border Crossings, Migration, Naturalization, Passenger Lists, Passports]
Military [Bounty [Land], Military [Misc], Pensions, Soldiers, Veteran's, War[s]]
Odds and Ends [Applications, Homestead, Membership, Native Americans, Parish [Location & Church], Pioneers, Prison, Voting, Obituaries, Veteran & Soldier's Homes, Children's Home]
Vital Records [Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death, Mortality Records]

USGenWeb® Archives Access: Tables of Contents
This Link is a searchable pdf file which contains all the links to the Archives.
Each link is fully functional and will access the section for your use.


Lookups and Queries

If you wish to post Genealogical or Historical Queries online,
try the Ancestry Message Boards. Use this Link

Lookups: Archival Newspapers: Subscription Sites
I have access to the following Databases [Library Editions]:
 Newspapers.com ~ Heritage Hub
 My Heritage
Lookups: Contact Martha

"The Fine Print"
State Coordinator: Bob Jenkins
Assistant State Coordinator: Martha A Crosley Graham
Tillamook County Coordinator: Martha A Crosley Graham

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