Crook County, Oregon
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My name is Martha and I will be your host for "all things Crook".
I do not live in Oregon, but have roots deep in her soil.
I am an experienced online researcher and will do my best to answer questions and perhaps
help locate that missing piece of your 'Ancestral Pie'.
I can be contacted via email:
Please use this Link

Table of Contents
History ~ Biographies ~ What's New ~ Maps ~ Queries ~ Lookups
Vital Records ~ Cemeteries ~ 'Old Crook County' Files ~ Obituaries
Military ~ BLM ~ Native Americans ~ Odds and Ends ~ Family Search: Historical Images

Vital Records ~ Cemeteries ~ 'Old Crook County' Files ~Obituaries
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
Please use this Link for current requirements for availability of OR Vital Records

FS Oregon Birth Records: 1860-1952 Searchable Index
Oregon Deaths, 1842-1952 and Delayed Births, 1844-1914

B - M - D's, may also be recorded in Archival Newspapers: Lookups
Chronicling America is Free, so is the
Historic Oregon Newspaper Collection
and Google Archived Newspapers
Historic Oregon Newspapers

Below are Indexes for Multiple Databases on FS
The basic criteria for the Search is Born in Crook County
Crook County Births: 1868 > 1929
Crook County Marriages
Crook County Deaths
Crook County Obituaries

Marriage Records
Family Search ~ Marriage Records for 'Oregon Neighboring States':



Sign into your FS Account, then use the above links

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.

There is a FS Book on Early Crook County Marriages
Crook County, Oregon, marriages, 1882-1890
aka: Oregon, Crook County marriages, 1882-1890
Statement of Responsibility:
Transcribed by Marjorie Tracy [Author]
Salem, Oregon : End of Trail Researchers, 1978
I have downloaded the book, it may be found here

There are LDS Films for Marriage Records for Crook Co., 'Neighbors'
Rememember that many times "Folks ran away to be married"
Unfortunately they are in the 'Historical Image Section and, for the most part,
are not indexed as searchable in the traditional FS Search.
So... Here is a chart for both Marriage & Death Records
Crook Neighbors: Marriage & Death Records:
FS Historical Images
There are over 1000 Death Record Films for Grant County, Use this Link.
There are 61 Marriage Record Films for Grant County, Use this Link.
There are 230 Death Record Films for Harney: Please use this Link for the pdf Chart
Please use this link for Crook County Neighbors: Marriage and Death Record Films

There are Divorce Records for Oregon
Oregon Divorce Records: 1925-1968
[In Misc Vitals Directory]


Death ~ Coroner ~ Burial Records
There are Death Record Films in the FS Catalog.
Unfortuantely they are only available at a FHL Center.
Here is the Link for the list of Films. 1903-1970
Here is an index for Death Certificates
Here is an index for Coroner Records
Here is an index for Folks born in Crook County, but died elsewhere

A huge collection of Death Certificates!
This link is for the actual Images: Organized by Year
The indexes for them have been reformatted for easier searching.
The complete index is here
Happy Hunting!

Cemetery, Funeral Home and Burial Records
I did not find any Cem info in the old Crook Files
But, that said, there are DAR Cemetery Records in the FS Catalog: See Below
Geneology Trails has a list of Cemeteries & Locations
Please Use This Link for Gen Trails: Crook County

Cemetery Name Changes: Source:
 "Prineville Funeral Home, Index" [Dodge, Sharon B] 1992-1993
AF & AM ~ City Cemetery ~ IOOF Masonic ~ Old City ~ Prineville All Combined into Juniper Haven Cemetery, Prineville, OR

Willow Creek > Grizzly Cemetery, Grizzly, OR Rim Rock > Grey Butte Cemetery, SE of Culver, OR
Hale > IOOF, NE of Culver, OR Spring 1894 - 19 May 1942
The whole book can be downloaded from the FS Catalog Please use this link, after you log into your FS Account
While it does not have the actual grave information, it does contain Names & Burial Locations

Old Cemetery Records
"Compiled by the Genealogy Committee of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints"

Prineville Branch, Prineville, Oregon, 1966
See FS Catalog for Transcriptions using the Film Number: 873695.

 Oregon Burial Site Guide
Compiled by: Dean H Bryd
Co-Compiled by Stanley R Clarke & Janice M Healy
Binford & Mort Publishing, Portland Oregon, 2001
Permission to use on the ORGenWeb given by:
Mr Stanley R Clarke.
The Introduction and key can be found here.
  Indexes Here

Crook County Pages can be found here. [PDF's]

USGW Archive Indexes.
or use FS and Search all of F~A~G
Billion Graves on FS or

"HeritageHub" [Includes NewsBank]
Updated: February 1921 to December 2022
Lookups Available: Contact Martha

Obituaries ~ Memorial Cards ~ Obits from Newspapers
Memorial Cards & Newspaper Obits:
Claypool, Betty ~ Dickman, Pat ~ Green, Bob ~ Green, Eileen
Gardiner, Molly & Wood, Marj

"Obituaries from the Old Crook County Files"
A - L / M - Z [Reformatted for easier access]
Here is the index for the above files

Obituaries, Gleaned from Genealogy Bank,
B: Oregon, Died in San Luis Obispo County
Most of the obits listed on the this index can be found on Heritage Hub
Lookups Newspapers

Vital Records Books: Family Search Catalog Here is a series of booklets published in Wyoming: 1912 > 2006
"Tidbits from the Big Piney Examiner of Sublette Co., WY "
Compiler: Anna Lee Woffinden
Catagories: Engagements, Marriages, Deaths, News Articles & Obituaries for Oregon
Download the booklets yourself from FS : Note: There are indexes at the back of each Booklet

"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

And a big thanks to both Jan & Rose for their diligent work making the Crook County portion of the ORGenWeb a great place to find that ''elusive family member'
"The Fine Print"
The ORGenWeb Administrative Team
State Coordinator: Bob Jenkins
Assistant State Coordinator: Martha A Crosley Graham
Crook County Coordinator: Martha A Crosley Graham

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