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Multnomah County

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Welcome!

Updated 13 Mar, 2018

We are under a complete move and rebuild at this time. I am sorry for any inconvenience this brings you and your research but it will be only temporary. So please check back often to check on our progress.

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Everything you need to know about adopting and becoming part of the ORGenWeb family can be found HERE on the ORGenWeb page.

I'm Jan Bony the current state coordinator acting as foster parent for this wonderful site, you can contact me at jbony@ochoco.com to adopt, ask questions, add content, share your bios, etc. Have resources you are willing to look up queries about? Contact me...

History

Multnomah County is located along the northern border of the state of Oregon, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. Multnomah County was created from Washington and Clackamas counties by an act of the Oregon Territorial Legislature on December 22, 1854.

While it is Oregon's smallest county in area, it is the largest county in population. Portland is the largest city in the county, and the state.

Portland 1858
Portland in 1858


The Oregon State Archives has a concise history of the county

For maps of the county, visit this page.

For current Multnomah County info from the Oregon Blue Book, visit this page

Success stories ~ stories of how this website have helped other users.

What's New?

13 Mar, 2018
Many new & repaired links. This site had not been worked on for several years. It is undergoing a complete overhaul with a new look and feel. A What's New page will be rolled out soon...

Be sure to check out the NEW Research Page! It has many places to help in your research.

Lots of new material added to the Schools page.



Our sincere thanks to prior coordinators of this county, Matthew Porter, John McCoy and Julie Kidd.