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 Marion County, then called Champooick, was created by the
Provisional Government in 1843, 16 years before Oregon 
gained statehood. In 1849 the name was changed to Marion 
in honor of Gen. Francis Marion.

The county, located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, has the 
Willamette River as its western boundary and the Cascade Range
on the east. Salem, the county seat, is one of the valley’s oldest cities. 
Among its public buildings are the Marion County Courthouse, Courthouse Square county office building and Cherriots bus transit mall (opened in September 2000), State Capitol, Capitol Mall buildings and Salem Civic Center. The county was presided over by the Marion County Court until January 1, 1963, when the court was abolished and replaced by a Board of Commissioners.

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*Archives--Updated 06 AUG 2008
---.For Marion County
---.For Oregon
---.For USGenWeb
---.Archives Search Engine
---.Oregon State -- Archives Division for Marion County
*Biographies--Updated 06 AUG 2008
---.Bios Posted to this Site
---.Access Genealogy
*Cemeteries--Updated 06 AUG 2008
---.Cemetery List
---.Marion County Tombstone Project
---.Oregon Cemetery Listings
---.Interment.net--Marion County
---.Oregon Cemetery Project
---.Oregon Tombstone Transcription Project
*Census--Updated 14 MAY 2009
---.Germans from Russia 1920 -- Marion County
---.1930 Census Enumeration Districts
---.Oregon Census Finder
---.Access genealogy
---.Oregon Census On-line
---.USGenWeb Census On-Line
*Deaths--Updated 06 AUG 2008
---.Death Certificate Abstracts
---.Funeral Homes & Mortuaries
*Family Info--Updated 06 AUG 2008
---.Family Group Sheet Project
---.Family Tree Search
---.Oregon Family Databases
*Links--Updated 06 AUG 2008
---.Prison Records
---.Quicklink to Other Oregon County Inventories
*Look Up Volunteers--Updated 14 MAY 2009
---.Marion County Lookups
---.Commercial Researchers
*Mail Lists--Updated 06 AUG 2008
---.For Marion County Genealogy
---.Browsable Archives for County Mailing List
*Maps & Location Finders--Updated 03 AUG 2010
---.1895 Marion County, Oregon Map
---."Up to Date" Info from the Blue Book + Map
---.1895 Oregon Map
---.1895 Oregon Towns & Cities
---.Oregon Maps
*Marriages--Updated 20 AUG 2008
---.Marriages Submitted to this Site
---.Western States Marriage Index Search
*Military Info--Updated 20 AUG 2008
---.Access Genealogy
---.Oregon Military
*Miscelleanous--Updated 14 MAY 2009
---.Nursing Homes
---.Marion County School Indexes
---.Historical Society
---.Research Resources
---.Salem History & Public Library Link
---.Salem 1871 Index; Page 10 - 11
---.St. Paul Mission Historical Society
---.Interesting Genealogical Sites (some are commercial)
---.Commercial Researchers
---.Oregon Pioneer Biographies Project
---.Oregon Trail
---.Important Dates in Oregon History
---.Oregon Pioneer Project
---.Historical & Genealogical Societies
---.Inventories of Oregon County Records
---.Cyndi's List Oregon Page
*Native American Research--Updated 28 AUG 2008
---.Native American Genealogy
*Neighbors--Updated 14 MAY 2009
---.Clackamas County, OR (to the North)
---.Jefferson County, OR (to the (Southeast)
---.Linn County, OR (to the South)
---.Polk County, OR (to the Southwest)
---.Wasco County, OR (to the Northeast)
---.Yamhill County, OR (to the Northwest)
*Newspapers--Updated 28 AUG 2008
---.Statesman Journal (Salem)
---.Other Oregon Newspapers
*Obituaries--Updated 14 MAY 2009
---.Old Marion County Obits--03 Jul 1998--22 Jun 2000)
---.Old Marion County Obits--(2007)
*Photos--Updated 23 DEC 2010
---.1935 Silverton School
---.The Oregon State Capitol, Salem
*Queries--Updated 10 JUL 2010
---.View Queries
---.For RootsWeb Message Boards
---.Genforum
---.Cousin Connect
---.Old Marion County Queries
*Resources--Updated 14 MAY 2009
---.1935 Silverton School
---.County & Oregon Genealogical Web Sites
*Surnames--Updated 14 MAY 2009
---.Add Yours to this site
---.Surnames Online
---.Surnames for Marion County
---.1937-1938 Autograph Book from Stayton, OR
---.Marion County Pioneer Page
*Vital Records--Updated 30 SEP 2008
---.Oregon Death Index & other databases
-.-.Oregon Death Index, 1903-98
---.Vital Records
---.Vital Records
Available Records Oregon State Health Department
  • Births in Oregon since 1903
  • Mariages in Oregon since 1906
  • Deaths in Oregon since 1903
  • Divorces in Oregon since 1925

About the ORGenWeb Project
In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database.
The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored.
In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found
in more than one county, they could be located in the index.

At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and
generally oversee the contents of the web page. The ORGenWeb Project is an extension of the
KYGenWeb Project.


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