Resources - County Level

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Lincoln County Historical Society
Address: 545 SW 9th Street
             Newport, OR 97365
Telephone: (541) 265-7509

  • Books
  • Business Records
  • Cemetery records
  • Census records
  • Genealogical Information
  • Historic preservation literature
  • Manuscripts
  • Maps
  • National Register of Historic Places
  • Navigation charts
  • Newspaper clipping files
  • Newspapers on microfilm
  • Oral histories
  • Photographs
  • Planning documents
  • Telephone directories

Lincoln County Genealogical Society
(formerly Yaquina Genealogical Society)
Toledo Public Library

Address: 173 NW 7th St.
             Toledo, OR 97391
Telephone: (541) 336-3132

ALSI Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc.
Waldport Heritage Museum
Mailing Address: PO Box 822
                        Waldport, OR 97394
Address: 320 NE Grant St
              Waldport, OR 97394
Telephone: (541)-563-7092

Hours: The Society's Museum Library is open every Friday from noon to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Society has its business meeting every fourth Friday at 10 the Museum.

The Society will do local history research for a $5.00 research fee plus $ .25 per page, plus postage. They gladly accept donations.

The ALSI Historical and Genealogical Society has:

  • Oregon Census Indexes: 1841 through 1880
  • Lincoln County Census Records: 1850 through 1920
  • 15 Mayflower Families 5-Generation Books
  • 40-plus books on Lincoln County, Oregon
  • Indexes of all local cemeteries
  • Short stories of people and things of the area
  • Indexed South County Township maps from 1900 to 1967
  • Family histories (obits, births, marriages, anniversaries, military)
  • Oregon Death Index from 1903 through 1998
  • A computer and CD collection for US census records and indexes
It also has for sale a varied selection of books on local history, lore, cemeteries, and crafts.

North Lincoln County Historical Museum
Address: 4907 SW Hwy 101
              Lincoln City, OR 97367
Telephone: (541) 996-6614


Toledo Centennial History Center
Address: 208 S. Main Street
             Toledo, OR 97391
Telephone: (541) 336-2247, Ext 221

Family History Center
Address: 2229 Northeast Crestview Drive
                 Newport OR 97365-1805
Phone: 541.265.9481
Hours: T-Th 11am-3pm; W 6pm-9pm
(Closures: All legal holidays, first week in July, November 24-26, last two weeks in December)

Lincoln County Courthouse
Address: 225 West Olive Street,
             Newport, OR 97365-3869,
Telephone: (541) 265-4131

Lincoln County

The County Clerk has birth and death records from 1907-1916, marriage records from 1905, land records from 1893, military discharge records from 1945 and voter registration from 1920.
Department of Vital Statistics (Birth & Death Certificates)
Address: 36 SW Nye Street
                   Newport OR 97365
Telephone: (541) 265-4127
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

County Clerk (Marriage Licenses)
Address: 225 W Olive Street, Rm 201
                  Newport OR 97365
Telephone: (541) 265-4131
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Lincoln County Libraries

Members of Coastal Research Sharing Network (CRSN) Note :  Among the other resources these libraries provide, members of CRSN also offer their cardholders in-library and at-home computer access to Heritage Quest data bases.  HQ data bases include censuses, books, PERSI, selected Revolutionary War records, and the Freedman's Bank. Driftwood Public Library, Newport Public Library, Toledo Public Library and Waldport Public Library offer wireless internet service to their patrons.