Clackamas County, Oregon
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My name is Martha and I will be your guide to all things "Clackamas County".
I do not live in Oregon,
but have family that lived in various parts of the State for many years.
l will do my best to answer questions and perhaps assist in locating that
 missing piece of your 'Ancestral Pie'.
I can be contacted by email. Please use this link

Table of contents
Maps ~ Biographies ~ Books ~ Oregon Pioneers ~ What's New ~ Odds and Ends
Military ~ Vital Records ~ Obituaries
Family Search ~ Cemeteries ~ Newspapers & Lookups

Military ~ Vital Records ~ Obituaries

Military Records

Year book
Sons of the American Revolution. Oregon Society; Sons of the American Revolution. Oregon Society. Yearbook
Years: 1895, 1905
Please use this Link:

United States military records, 1824-1956: Family Search
Includes state summary of war casualties of each state, deaths in the World War, official registers, Navy and Marine Corps registers, National Guard registers, army registers, and etc.

Records contain: Name, Rank, Parents, Street Address
List below contains records for other States where I host Counties
Records for the States of & Film #s
California, 4218631 ~ Colorado, 4218641 ~ Michigan, 4218677
Minnesota, 4218681 ~ Missouri, 4218687 ~ Oregon, 4218720
Pennsylvania, 4218725 ~ Wisconsin, 4218725
For Access: Log into your FS Account, enter Film # in Fiche/Film Slot.
Explanation of the Records: Please Use This Link

Oregon in the Civil War ~ Oregon Military Units ~ Civil War Archive
United States Civil War and Later Pension Index, 1861-1917
Military Headstones - Civil War Veterans & Military Headstone Applications
[FS has Headstone Applications: Use this Link [1925-1949]
The National Archives has CW Headstone Information: Use this Link
1890 Veteran's Schedule
FS: Draft Registrations for both WWI & WWII
"Soldiers of the Great War" ~ Oregon

"Reports of Civil War [Union Army] Generals"

Search the DAR ~ Search the GAR ~ Search the SAR
Soldiers & Sailors [Civil War]
State of Oregon: Military Records
Historic Land Grants: Veterans / Canada

 Vital Records
B ~ M ~ D's
The 'obvious locations' for online vital record indexes and imaged documents will be included here as general links.
The created indexes are from Family Search

Family Search: Births, Marriages, Deaths
B - M - D's, are recorded in Archival Newspapers:/font Lookups
Chronicling America ~ Google Archived Newspapers
Historic Oregon Newspaper Collection ~ HHistoric Oregon Newspapers

Family Search: "Collections" Oregon Neighboring States
California ~ Idaho ~ Nevada ~ Washington [Scroll Down]
Log into your FS Account, Access the Resourses Linked Above

Marriages: Born in Clackamas County, Married Elsewhere  
[FS Mulitple Databases]
Marriage records, 1850-1935 ; Marriage indexes,
1850-1920 (Clackamas Co., OR)
[Above: Digitized Film
Available at a local Family History Center]
Montana County Marriages: 1865 - 1950
[Born in OR gives this result]

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

Family Search ~ Michigan Marriages
This link is for folks born in Oregon and who married in Michigan: 1868 - 1925
[Available Info: Full Name, Place of Marriage, Residence, Place of Birth, Age, Occupation, Officiant, Witnesses]
Sign into your FS Account, then use the above link.

And lastly:
All FS Marriage Databases: United States

Death Records
Deaths: Born in Clackamas County, Died Elsewhere
[FS Multiple Databases]
California Death Index: 1940 > 1997 B: Oregon,
D: San Luis Obispo Co., CA
Lookups: Possible Obits from local Newspapers
or Death Certificates

From LDS Film 857013 [Bottom of Image 83]
"Clackamas County deaths were not recorded until 1907.
1907 - 1915 - Deaths recorded in the County Clerk's Office
1915-1921 - Deaths recorded in the Health Office
111921 - Present - County Clerk's Office and State Health Office"

Vital records for the Klamath, Modoc and Paiute Indians
at Klamath Agency, Klamath, Oregon, 1930...
[FS Films]

And Lastly...
Family Search Death Databases: United States

From the FS Catalog:
Clackamas Divorces
LDS Film 857034: 1846-1854
The Oregon Spectator
There is one Page [35], Image 714: Please use this link.
Here is the link for the Oregon Historical Newspapers
There appear to be copies of The Oregon Spectator

Obituaries from the Albany Democrat Herald: 1999 - 2023
Please Use this Link for the Index.
These Obits can be found on Heritage Hub which is available through local Public Libraries
If you do not have access, I will send scans - Contact Martha

Obituary Indexes from the Legacy Collection of Jose Rivera Nieves
 There are Indexes for Clackamas County. Please use this link.

Here is the Index for all of Oregon
Here is the Index for the United States
Here is an index for Countries of the World

Many of the Obituaries might be found using Heritage Hub Digital Newspaper Collection
which is available in many local Public Libraries.
Check your local Library under 'Resources' - Access requires a Library Card

Obituaries: Heritage Hub
January 1923 - 31 December 2023
Heritage Hub is a new compilation of Digital Archival Newspapers which also includes NewsBank.
It is a Subscription Site.
I am happy to do lookups from the this Index
or from information that you wish to find.
Please use this link for Contact: Martha

There were 467 obits found in the old Clackamas County Files.
They have been reformatted for easier searching.
Most of them have the name and date of the newspaper.
A > E ~ F > K ~ L > R ~ S > Z

Obituary Lookups:
Place of Birth: Oregon ~ Place of Death: San Luis Obispo County, California
Files from Genealogy Bank [Lookups done on Heritage Hub]
Please use this link for the Index ~ Contact: Martha for Lookup

"Oregon Only" - Miscellaneous Records

Here is a series of booklets published in Wyoming:
1912 > 2006 in the FS Catalog:
"Tidbits from the Big Piney Examiner of Sublette Co., WY"
Compiler: Anna Lee Woffinden
Engagements, Marriages, Deaths, News Articles & Obituaries for Oregon.
Read Online or Download: Use this Link
Each Booklet has an index at the back

"Pahrump, Nevada Genealogical Society Obits 1970-2009: Published: 2010"
Digital copies of obituaries for people with some connection to Pahrump, Nevada.
Individuals may have lived and or died in many different states.

There are indexes for each book which is a searchable pdf.
Read Online or Download using this FS Link

'Found' in the old Clackamas Files: The data is from local Newspapers
Birth, Marriage & Anniversaries

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

Please see our ORGenWeb Copyright Disclaimer and other important information.
For information about adopting a Oregon County, an idea or comment, Please Contact Bob

Information contained on all of the pages within the County portion of the ORGenWeb Project
may be used for personal genealogical and historical purposes.
Please be considerate of copyright information and give credit where credit is due.
Donated data will remain with the County in the event of the resignation of the County Coordinator.
Any person donating information in the future retains the right to have it returned to them upon request

Site Updated: 6 June 2024
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