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

Vital Records ~ Cemeteries ~ Funeral Records ~ 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 Serch
 I have access to the 'Library Edition' of My Heritage which has different info, Lookups available

Family Search: Births, Marriages, Deaths

B - M - D's can be found in Archival Newspapers: Lookups
Chronicling America is Free, so is the
Historic Oregon Newspaper Collection

and Google Archived Newspapers

California Digital Newspapers
This Site has a great collection of CA Newspapers,
but many of them have articles from
other States including Oregon.
Using "Wasco County, Oregon" gives this result

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

Early Marriage  Records of Clackamas & Wasco Co's, OR

Tualatin Chapter: DAR
"Early Marriages"
Book A: Bride Index ~ Book A

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.

Family Search Vital Records: Film

For Access: Sign into your FS Account,
Search: Catalog, Enter Film # from the linked Chart into the 'Fiche/Film/ slot,
Use Image Numbers to View

Family Search: Historical Images: Vitals

Marriage Certificates and Records:
Use This Link
Cemetery Records: Use This Link
Deeds and other Legal Records; Use This Link

There is a film that has miscellaneous genealogical Records: 7561472
Homestead Films: 8427943 ~ 8427950 ~ 8261359 

Historical Images: Vital Records
Wasco's Neighbors
Hood River, Clackamas , Marion, Jefferson
Sherman & Wheeler

FamilySearch has a nice collection of Databases for Oregon
Please use this link: If it does not work, log into your FS Account first

Cemeteries and Burial Records

Cemetery Records
Copied by members of the L. D. S. Church
in the United States

Typed by members and the Genealogical Society
Salt Lake City, Utah
[Most of these were done in the 1950's and 1960's]
Volume 25 has one Cemetery for Wasco County, Oregon
Accepted Free Masonic Cemetery, The Dalles
Please Use This Link
The File is a searchable pdf

There was very little Cemetery data in the old Wasco County Files.
I found one file for Dufur.
Below is the information, the file is here
IOOF [Star # Rebecca Community Cemetery]
Located: A mile North of Dufur, Wasco, OR, West side of Hwy 197
The index was compiled from the OR Death Index, SSDI, Obits & Volunteer Contributions:
It will not be updated, nor is it complete.

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

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

Oregon Gravestone Project

Cemeteries Listed in the USGenWeb Archives

Cemeteries recorded by the Tualatin Chapter of the DAR: 1969
LDS Film # 8960118

[Follow directions for access on Family Search]

USGW Archive Indexes.

Billion Graves or Use Family Search
Find A Grave: Born in Oregon, Died, San Luis Obispo [Obit Lookups Available]

Historic Cemeteries in Oregon


Coroner & Funeral Home Records
[San Francisco, CA Bay Area]
CA, San Francisco County Records, 1824 - 1997
[Coroner Records-FS]
San Francisco, CA Area Funeral Home Records, 1850 - 1931 [Anc]
Note, some images and abstracts may be found here.

Lookups for Vital Records in Archival Newspapers
Lookups: Obits & Misc Vitals
Please contact me with particulars.

Family Search and Archival Newspapers
Sherman & Wasco County Index

Here is a List of Oregon Newspapers on NewsBank


Obituaries & Death Records

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

Wasco County, Oregon - Obituaries
Heritage Hub: 1988 - 31 December 2023

The searchable pdf index can be found here.
Contact Martha for a copy [image] of the Obit or Article

Oregon Historical Archives

Oregon Historical Newspapers / Library

"How To" Find OR Vital Records

NEW "OR Health Authority" [Vital Records]
"The Espy File"

Oregon State Hospital: Unclaimed Cremains

US Presbyterian Church Records: 1701- 1970

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
There are indexs at the end of each Booklet
Download the booklets from FS.

More from Family Search Catalog
"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."
The Linked 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

"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

Site Updated: 25 March 2024
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