Washington County, Oregon
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My name is Martha and I will be your guide to
historical and genealogical resources for
I do not
live in Oregon, I live on the Central Coast of California,
have ancestors that graced the Oregon Territory.
I am an
experienced online researcher and will do all I can to assist
you with your research.
This site is dedicated to past coordinator
Donald Leroy Kelly
Born on Mar. 25, 1934 ~ Departed on Aug. 3, 2012 and resided in Cornelius, OR.
Washington County Neighbors:
[All in Oregon]
History of Washington County [Wiki]
Washington County is one of 36
counties in the
U.S. state of
Oregon. As of the
2010 census, the population was 529,710,
making it the state's second most populous county.
county seat and largest city is
Washington County is part of the
Metropolitan Statistical Area.Cities in Washington County include
Forest Grove, the county's oldest city.
Originally named Twality when created in 1843, the
renamed it for the first president of the United States,
George Washington, in 1849. The original boundaries included the
entire northwest corner of Oregon before sections became new counties.
Tualatin River and its drainage basin are almost entirely within the
county, with the county nearly coterminous with the
Tualatin Valley. It is bordered on the west and north by the
Northern Oregon Coast Range, on the south by the
Chehalem Mountains, and on the north and east by the
Tualatin Mountains (or West Hills).
The county's major roads
include small sections of
Interstate 5 and
Interstate 205, the
Oregon Route 217,
Oregon Route 47,
Oregon Route 10, Oregon Route 6, and
Oregon Route 8. Public transportation is primarily operated by
TriMet and includes buses, the
Westside Express Service commuter rail, and
MAX Light Rail. Other transportation includes air travel at the
Hillsboro Airport, private airfields and heliports, and heavy rail
cargo on rail lines.
Search Washington County
Oregon Base Map
Oregon Territory Map 1852
David Rumsey ~ Historic Map &
Perry-Castaneda ~ Map Collection
Earthquake Fault Map
American Georgaphical Society Library - Digital Map
Humboldt State University Map Collection
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for
And, of course, Google Earth
& Mining History &?
along the Oregon Trail: 1852
Historical Mining Maps
Stone Quarries and Beyond
'Ghost Towns in Oregon'
The Volcano's of Oregon
Biographies, Books, Oregon Pioneers
There does not seem to be a
definitive history of Washington County in the nice old County
Histories written from 1875 > 1925, but I will see if I can find
Biographies in other books.
There are Washington County Bios in the USGW Archives
The Centennial History of Oregon
1811 - 1912
Volume's II. III, IV
The S J Clark Publishing Company,
An Illustrated History of the
State of Oregon
H. K. Hines, Author
Lewis Pub. Co., Chicago, 1893
The Book is in the Google Book Archives /
Bio Index with Links
& Donation Claims
I found a batch of filmed records for
These seem to be for Washington
Vol 1, Index: Images 6 > 63 / Vol 1, Registers:
Images 69 > 240
Vol 2, Index: Images 247 > 280 / Vol 2,
Registers: Images 281 > 364
Vol 3, Index: Images 371 > 377 /
Vol 3, Registers: Images 378 > 492
These can be found here, Film # 857038 [Sign in for access]
Donation Claims :
FS has the Volumes and they can be downloaded.
1867 Pacific Coast Directory
Merchant Listings for:
Clackamas, Tillamook & Washington Counties,
|Military ~ Cemeteries ~
All with a connection to Oregon or Washington County, OR
Please use this link
: IceDrive [Types of files below]
Iowa, Armed Forces Grave Registrations, 1835-1998
Pennsylvania, WWI Service & Compensation Files,
Pennsylvania, Veteran Compensation Application Files, WWII, 1950-66
Washington Soldier Home Records, 1891 - 1945
Registers of Patients at Naval Hospitals, 1812 - 1934
Soldiers Of The Great War
In three Volumes
W M Haulsee, F G Howe, A C Doyle
Soldiers Record Publishing Association,
Washington, D C: Copyright, 1920
US Headstone Applications:
Military Veterans, 1915 - 1963
1890 Veteran's Schedule
Vietnam Casualties, Washington
Reports of Civil War [Union Army] Generals
Source: Gale Primary Sources [Online Library] "Archives Unbound"
[Mid-Continent Library - Subscription Site]
This file has a
listing of the Information, Types, etc
followed by an Index of the Generals.
I am happy to do lookups, some of the information [Biographical of the Generals
in the list] may be found by doing Google Searches,
but it will not be the
More Military Record
Family Search /
Types of Information
Hospitals ~ Burial Records ~ Pensions & Bounty Claims ~Indian
Campaign Service Records Military Death Certificates ~
Abstracts of Military Service ~ WW I & II Service Cards
Registers of Deaths, Army, 1860-1889 ~ Deceased Union Veterans
Veteran's Compensation Applications
~ Military Academy
Military Transport Service during War Time ~
Washington Soldier Home Records
Oregon Burial Site Guide
Compiled by: Dean H Bryd
Co-Compiled by Stanley R Clarke &
Janice M Healy
Binford & Mort Publishing, Portland Oregon,
Permission to use on the ORGenWeb given by:
Stanley R Clarke.
The Introduction and key can be found here.
The Indexes can be found here. ~
Washington County Pages can be found here.
All pages are combined into a searchable pdf.
Notes about the old Washington Cemetery Files.
Over the years, Don
and local Volunteers did a huge amount of work.
The old Cem Files can be found here.
Note: The Cem Files do not format well to pdf's.
updated both header & footer.
The data is static, it has not
been changed, nor will it be updated.
There is an index for the Milwaukie Cemetery dated 1957.
LDS Film #857035 - access it here, scroll down,
use the image ranges below for the alpha letter of choice.
LDS # 857035
A > But
||429 > 436
Ca > Ew
||436 > 444
Fa > I
||444 > 452
Ja > Ly
||452 > 459
Ma > Py
||459 > 468
Ra > Smith
||468 > 473
Sno > Zu
||474 > 483
Online Cemetery Headstone Photos, and Miscellaneous Data:
Here is a series of booklets published in Wyoming: 1912 > 2006 ~ FS
Tidbits from the Big Piney Examiner of Sublette Co., WY
Compiler: Anna Lee Woffinden
Here is the Index.
Send for Scans
or download the booklets from FS [PDF's & Searchable]
More from Family Search
Genealogical Society Obits
copies of obituaries for people with some connection to Pahrump, Nevada.
Individuals may have lived and or died in many different states."
Chart gives the years available and a clickable link.
There are indexes and
each book is searchable
or available to download.
The Chart can be found here
Here is a set of obits from the following
Washington Co. Newspapers
NewsBank: 2006 - 2020
Beaverton Valley Times
Leader ~ Forest Grove News-Times
Note: There are 9 more Newspapers which contain data for Washington
if you do not find your person of interest in the ones I
I will do lookups in the other papers.
Obituaries: All with a connection to Oregon
Obituaries of folks who died in Idaho, but
born in Oregon
More Idaho Obits [Ancestry]
Obits from the old WA Co, OR Files
I live in San Luis
Obispo County, California.
This is an index of folks born in Oregon,
but who might have died here.
I will do obit lookups:
|Vital Records ~
Coroner ~ Mortuary Records ~ Odds
For General Vital Record Research,
begin with Family
Searching' can be done using just a couple of simple parameters.
In the 'Search' Section, simply enter the place of Birth
as Washington County, Oregon
Nothing else, unless you want to bracket years.
Then, at the top of the page is
a word " Collections", click on that and a number of databases comes up.
Check the ones you wish to see and you are well on your way to
These two Indexes were created using the
The General Section for Oregon is here
From the LDS Catalog:
Search using the film Number,
the chart below gives the range
Records from the Oregon
||Marr & Dea
||34 > 46
||47 > 58
||58 > 70
||71 > 83
LDS Film 857037
This film contains
Marriage and Death records that, as far as I know are not indexed on
The time frame is 1864 > 1880
Use the linked chart
then access the film through the FS Catalog.
County shares a border with Washington,
I have included the
FS Catalog has a nice set of books for
Yamhill Co. Marriages:
1844 > 1862 ~ 1891 > 1895 ~ 1896 > 1900
1901 > 1906 ~ 1907 > 1912
Sign into your FS Acct, Search, Catalog, Books
Resources for Vital Records
Historical Images has Vital Records that have
not been indexed. If
you cannot find vitals for Washington,
check her neighbors records in
the Historical Images.
Sign in: Search, Images, Enter Location of
Historical Images for:
Here are Images for Land, Passenger Lists,
and Native American Records:
Miscellaneous Gleanings ~ Many of which
contain Vital Data
They can be viewed online or downloaded
Border Crossings ~
Homestead Records ~ Biographies
Quaker Periodicals ~ Naturalization
American Red Cross Nurses Data
Pass Port Applications
~ Employment Records
Mortality Schedules ~ Tax Records & Assistance
US Presbyterian Church Records: 1701 - 1970
I have access to archival newspapers
and will do lookups.
Please contact me with particulars.
Here is a List of Oregon Newspapers on NewsBank
More Free Digital
University ~ elephind.com
Chronicling America ~
Google News Archives ~
Coroner & Mortuary Records
SF Funeral Home Records and more...
Rigdon Mortuary [Marion County, OR
This film is included because
there are WA County Folks listed.
From the LDS Catalog: Rigdon Mortuary
the film Number,
the chart below gives the range numbers
||1 > 10
||10 > 15
||15 > 20
||20 > 26
||26 > 31
||32 > 36
||36 > 39
||39 > 46
||47 > 52
||53 > 60
Smith > Vo
||61 > 67
||67 > 73
Because Multnomah County
borders Clackamas & Washington Co.'s,
The records below may be
Multnomah County Coroner Records
LDS Digital Film # 101940173
How to Access:
N - O - P
24 / 25 / 26
B - C
3 & 4 / 5 & 6
Q - R
27 / 28
D - E - F
7 / 11 / 12
S - T
29 / 30 /31 & 32
G - H
13 / 14 & 15
I - J - K
16 / 18 / 19
V / W
34 / 35 & 36
L - M - Mc
20 / 21 & 22 / 23
Y - Z
37 / 38
Log in to FS, Access the Catalog and plug in
the Digital Film # in the Film/Fiche slot.
The index above gives
the Image Numbers for the Names.
The actual Coroner's Ledgers begin
with Image #39 - #39 = Pg 1
I.O.O.F. Hillsboro Lodge (Montezuma Lodge No. 50)
All sorts of
stuff: Free Online Library
"Jan has left for Greener Pastures..."
Her legacy rests in the work
she has done to further Family Research
and in her dedication to the
The ORGenWeb Administrative Team
State Coordinator: Bob
Assistant State Coordinator: Martha
A Crosley Graham
Washington County Coordinator:
Martha A Crosley Graham
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