Wasco County, Oregon
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My name is Martha and I am your host for "all things Wasco".
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

Our Thanks to Constance for her dedication and dilligence for Wasco County.

Table of Contents
History ~ Biography ~ Maps ~ What's New ~ Queries and Lookups
Vital Records ~ Cemeteries ~ Funeral Records ~ Obituaries
Military ~ Native American's ~ Crime and Punishment ~ Odds and Ends

Wasco County Neighbors:

Hood River | Clackamas | Marion | Jefferson | Wheeler | Sherman

Military ~ Native American's ~ Crime and Punishment ~ Odds and Ends

New Military Database
From the FS Catalog: MIlitary Records
"State Summary of War Casualties [CA], 1946 US Navy"
[US Navy, Marines, Coast Guard]
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

And this: LDS Film
Civil War veterans who were residents of Oregon
Collected by Spencer Leonard: LDS Films
Please use this link for Chart with Film Numbers

Modern Wars and Casualty Lists

"Soldiers Of The Great War"

In three Volumes
Compiled by:
W M Haulsee, F G Howe, A C Doyle
Soldiers Record Publishing Association,
Washington, DC : Copyright,1920

Reports of Civil War [Union Army] Generals

Other Military Databases

Oregon, World War I, Veteran State Aid Applications, 1921-1938

1890 Veteran's Schedule: Family Search has this Census

Military Forts in Oregon

'Search the GAR' ~ 'Search the DAR' ~ 'Search the SAR'
Military Headstone Applications: Sherman & Wasco Co's

Rogue River Wars

State of Oregon: Military Records

Historic Land Grants: Veterans / Canada


Native American Resources and Records
The Tillamook Tribes of Oregon

"Our Native Americans and their records of genealogical value"
3 Volumes
Kirkham, E Kay, Author, 1980
Everton Publishers, Logan Utah
The books can be downloaded here.

Indians of the northwest [Washington, Oregon and Idaho]
Digital Book, FS, Published: 1968 by BIA
BIA Agency Records, 1879-1951~ Digital Images, FS Library

Muster Rolls: Early Indian Wars of Oregon
Pub: 1894 / Francis Fuller Victor
Access through FS : Books

Native American Treaties, Northern Oregon

Central Oregon "Range Wars" ~ "The Modoc War" ~ Indian Wars ~ "The Yaquina Bay Oyster War"

Crime & Punishment
Because we never know where our Ancestors might be when they 'get into trouble with the law'
I have included Prison Information below that covers a wide territory.
Prison Records
Missouri State Penitentiary: 1836 - 1931 [Search]
Online Explanation of the Prison & Records

FS: Documents & Records - Explanation & Image Charts
How to Access the Records on Film
LDS Films: 2407222 ~ 2406002 ~ 2405919 ~ 2405920

Use this link for Film 2406002
Family Search Catalog: Missouri State Archives
Court Martial and Military Prison Records
Military Prisoners & Court-Marital Records

Prison & Correctional Instutition Databases: Use this link for Chart

Odds and Ends

The National Archives has a really nice set of digitized records that can be free accessed.
The Chart below is linked to each resource: Entitled: "Browse by Category"

Genealogy/ Personal History Private Sector Wars/ International Relations Time Spans
Businesses Civil War 1800 –1900
Foundations World War II 1900 –1940
Casualties Labor Unions Korean War 1940 –1955
Civilians Securities Vietnam War 1955 –1965
Military Personnel Places Cold War 1965 –1975
Immigrants Countries Diplomatic Records 1975 –1985
Prisoners of War States Government Spending 1985 –1995
Indexes to Counties Contracts 1995 present
Photographs Cities/Towns
Textual Records Zip Codes Grants and Assistance Browse by Subject

"From the Old Wasco Files"

"Looking Back" - News Articles ~ Early Church History
Violet Orrie Guy - Obituary ~ Photos: Go Here

Oregon Historic Sites: Searchable Database
[Contains City & Street Names]
But you can enter 'Church' and it will bring up all of them.

There is all kinds of information about the buildings, etc.
Not just Historic ones, but almost any building in the State of Oregon

Miscellaneous Database Indexes: Family Search "Gleans"

~ Catagories ~
Books, Odds, Marriages, Deaths, Cemeteries, Funeral Homes, Coroner Records
Obituaries, Military Records,
Passenger Lists, Employment Records, Prison & Crime
Miscellansous Vital Records
All of the Directories can be found here on my IceDrive
The Information was gleaned from Family Search

USGenWeb® Archives: Wasco County Records

...this just in...
'History Hub'

...and some others
Free Digital Newspapers: Purdue University ~ elephind.com

More Interesting Resources
'Century Past'

All sorts of stuff: Free Online Library

The Internet Archives has a nice assortment of books on Oregon History: A search gives these

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

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