Wasco County, Oregon
This site is part of
The ORGenWeb and The USGenWeb
  
   My name is Martha and I will be 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 find that eluisve ancestor.

I can be contacted via email:
Please use this Link

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

Brief History: Wasco County: Wiki
New: Familypedia

Wasco County Neighbors:
Hood River | Clackamas | Marion
Jefferson | Wheeler | Sherman  


The Cities of Wasco County
Antelope ~ Bakeoven ~ Boyd ~ Celilo
Criterion ~ Durfer ~ Matney ~ Maupin
Mosier ~ Shaniko ~ The Dalles

Search Wasco County
 If you wish to post Genealogical or Historical Queries online, try the Ancestry Message Boards.
Use this Link

The Oregon History Project
The Oregon Encyclopedia

Maps
Oregon Base Map ~ Oregon Territory Map 1852
David Rumsey ~ Historic Map & Atlas Collection
Perry-Castaneda ~ Map Collection ~ Earthquake Fault Maps
American Georgaphical Society Library
Digital Map Collection

Humboldt State University Map Collection
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Oregon~ Railroad Maps
And, of course, Google Earth ~ Bing Satellite Mapping


I have access to the Library Edition of 'Historic Map Works'
Metsker Maps: Wasco County: 1933 Atlas
Title Page, Index &  Pg 31- Files are Here
Individual Scans of Pages: Contact Martha

BLM Records for Wasco County
There was a nice collection of files.
They have been reformatted for easier viewing.
Use the indexes, then access the BLM WebSite


Trails West & Mining History
Overland Trail ~ Oregon Trail
Oregon Mining Maps ~ Stone Quarries and Beyond
'Ghost Towns in Oregon'
Ghost Towns, Mining Camps and Historical Sites
The Volcanoes of Oregon


Native American's
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
The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians

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"


"From the Old Wasco Files"
"Looking Back" - News Articles
Early Church History
Violet Orrie Guy - Obituary
Photos: Go Here

Lookups:
I did not find any lookup volunteers for Wasco County.
If you have resources 'at home' or are willing to do local
'on the ground' research, please contact me: Martha

RAOGK may have local Volunteers
NEW>>>Newspaper Lookups:
Irish Newspaper Archives includes titles such as the
Irish Independent (1905-current), Sunday Independent, The Freeman's Journal, the Nation,
and
many of Ireland's leading regional newspapers, dating back to 1738
.
Subscription Database
I am willing to do lookups : Contact Martha


Historical and Military Resources
Biographies
An Illustrated History of
Central Oregon
Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, Wheeler,
Crook, Lake and Klamath Counties
Western Historical Publishing Company
Spokane, Wash: 1905
 
I found a site on RW which has transcriptions for the Bio's for Wasco County. They are indexed and linked.
or...
Read Online or Download


"Oregon Native Son"
Publication with Bio's and Sketches
1899-1900 Index
The Books can be downloaded
or I will send pages of interest.

Biographies:
Who's Who - On The Pacific Coast

Original data: Harper, Franklin, editor. Los Angeles, California:
Harper Publishing Co., 1913.
Images reproduced courtesy of the California State Library [Ancestry]
Index: POB, AK, MN, MO, PA, OR & WI.
Read Online or Download

Biographical Sketches: These were found on the film listed below:
To View, Log in, Search, Catalog,

Enter Film # in the 'Fiche/Film Slot'
Use the Chart for Image #
LDS Film # 8960118


There are a lot of 'Family Histories' in the
FamilySearch Book portion of the FS WebSite.
To access them:
Log in, Search, Books.
Enter County of Choice, a list comes up.
To the left is a list of parameters:
There are 'levels of access' the ones marked
"Public" or Full Permission" can be read online or downloaded.

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, D C: Copyright, 1920

Reports of Civil War [Union Army] Generals
Source: Gale Primary Sources [Online Library]
"Archives Unbound"
[Mid-Continent Library - Subscription Site]

This file has a listing of the Information, Types, etc
followed by an Index of the Generals.

I am happy to do lookups, some of the information [Biographical of the Generals in the list] may be found by doing Google Searches, but it will not be the handwritten reports. Martha


Other Military Databases
Gleaned from Family Search and Ancestry
[Lookups available if you do not have access]

Search Criteria: For the Data below:
"Born in Oregon"

Homes for Disabled Veterans, 1866 > 1938
Iowa, WWII Bonus Case Files for Beneficiaries, 1947-1959 [Anc]

Iowa, Armed Forces Grave Registrations, 1835-1998 [FS]
Pennsylvania, WWI Veterans Service & Compensation Files, 
1917-19, 1934-48 [Anc]

Pennsylvania, Veteran Compensation Application Files, WWII, 
1950-1966 [Anc]
Registers of Patients at Naval Hospitals, 1812 - 1934 [Anc]

US, Registers of Deaths in the Regular Army, 1860-1889
U.S. Military and Naval Academies, Cadet Records & Applications, 1800-1908 [Anc]
U.S., Lists of Merchant Seamen Lost in WWI, 1914-1919 [Anc]
Washington, Soldier Home Records, 1891-1945 [FS]
World War II, Prisoners of War, 1943 > 1946 [NH] Anc
and more..
.
Oregon, World War I, Veteran State Aid Applications, 1921-1938
[Sherman & Wasco added: 20 June 2021]
1890 Veteran's Schedule
[Sherman & Wasco added: 20 June 2021]

Military Forts in Oregon
'Search the GAR' ~ 'Search the DAR' ~ 'Search the SAR'
and...
Military Headstone Applications: Sherman & Wasco Co's

Rogue River Wars


State of Oregon: Military Records
Historic Land Grants: Veterans / Canada



Odds & Ends
Cemeteries
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]

F~A~G : Born: Benton, Clackamas, Crook, Multnomah
Sherman, Tillamook, Wasco, & Washington Counties
Died or Buried in Canada
Burial At Sea or other Locations
USGW Archive Indexes.
Billion Graves or Use Family Search

F-A-G: Died or Buried in Mexico [Search Criteria = 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.


Cemetery, Funeral Home & Coroner Records
 Arizona, County Coroner Death Records, 1881-1971  
Arizona, Maricopa, Mesa City Cemetery Records, 1885-1960 [FS]  
California, San Francisco County Records, 1824-1997 [Coroner Data] OR
CA, SF County Records, 1824-1997 [Other States & Counties]
 
 California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 
1835-1979 [FS]   
California Cemetery Transcriptions: 1860-1950 [FS] [Explanation]  
Oregon Church and Cemetery Records: 1840-1965 [Anc]  
U.S., Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1847 2015 [Anc]
The indexes above all have records for Oregon.
and more...



Miscellaneous Records
Available on Google Drive
Indian Enrollments , Quaker Records, 
Post Master Assignments,
Border Crossings [St Albans, VT],
Homestead Records, BaseBall Questionaires,
Prohibition Agents ,Pass Port Applications,
Mortality Schedules,
Voter Registrations

CA State Hospital Records, Alaska Pioneers,
Iowa Tax Assistance
Oregon Biographical Cards,  American Red Cross Nurses

USGenWeb Archives
Wasco County Records


Lookups
I have access to archival newspapers and will do lookups.
Please contact me with particulars.
Here is a List of Oregon Newspapers on NewsBank


...this just in...
'History Hub'
and 'just for fun'
Family Search:

 IGI & Pedigree Resource Files
POB: Wasco County, Oregon
Vital Records
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 both free and 'pay-per-view'
sites and are identified as such.
Lookups are available if you do not have subscriptions.
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


Early MarriageRecords of Clackamas & Wasco Co's, OR
Tualatin Chapter: DAR
"Early Marriages"
Book A: Bride Index ~ Book A


Family Search Vital Records: Film
For Access: Sign into your FS Account,
Search: Enter Film # from Chart, Use Image Numbers to View

LDS - 8960118
B - M - D's
Weekly Mountaineer & Times- Mountaineer
 The Dalles
Births - 1865 - 1891
Index: Img Range 421 - 431
Marriages - 1865 - 1891
Index: Img Range: 404 - 420
Deaths  - 1865 - 1891
Index: Img Range: 432 - 456
Donation Land Records
Images: 401 - 403

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Obituaries:
Family Search, Ancestry & Archival Newspapers
Sherman & Wasco County Index
Note: The Archival Records are on NewsBank
Lookups Available

OR Obits on Google Drive
Idaho Obituary Collection, 1868 - 2013 [Anc]
Idaho Obituaries, 2 FS Databases
[B: Clackamas & Washington Co's]
San Diego, CA Union-Tribune, 1993 - 1994 [Anc]
Obituaries, gleaned from Genealogy Bank,
B: Oregon, Died in San Luis Obispo County
Lookups Newspapers


"Gleanings"
All of the files linked below are on Google Drive.
The actual data can be found on FS & Ancestry
Canada ~ Crime & Prison ~ Deaths & DC's ~ Marriages
 Passenger Lists & Employment ~ Vital Odds

Folks who went to California and left a 'Paper Trail'
and...
Specific Records for Oregon: Multiple Databases


<<<New Resources>>>
I have access to 'Fold3'
Happy to do lookups.
Contact: Martha


New Databases for both Ancestry & Family Search
May, June & July



Family Search: Historical Images
Go Here for Explanation
Then come back and find Documents of Interest from the Charts Below and to the Right
Type of Document Film # Dates
Marriage Certificates 5023167 1913-1914
Marriage Certificates 5061038 1854-1873
Marriage Certificates 5061039 1873-1879
Marriage Certificates 5076918 1879-1882
Marriage Certificates 5076919 1882-1883
Marriage Certificates 5076920 1884-1886
Marriage Certificates 5076921 1886-1887
Marriage Certificates 5187443 1905
Marriage Certificates 5187444 1906-1907
Marriage Certificates 5187446 1909
Marriage Certificates 5187447 1887-1890
Marriage Certificates 5187449 1888
Marriage Certificates 5187450 1891
Marriage Certificates 5187454 1895-1897
Marriage Certificates 5187456 1898
Marriage Certificates 5187457 1899
Marriage Certificates 5187459 1900
Marriage Certificates 5187461 1901
Marriage Certificates 5187463 1902
Marriage Certificates 5187465 1903
Marriage Certificates 5187467 1904
Marriage Certificates 5187469 1910
Marriage Certificates 5187471 1907
Marriage Certificates 5187473 1908
Marriage Certificates 5203158 1900-1915
Marriage Certificates 5203161 1915-1982
Marriage Certificates 5203162 1912-1913
Marriage Certificates 5203164 1914
Marriage Certificates 5203165 1915-1916
Marriage Certificates 5203166 1916
Marriage Certificates 5203168 1910
Marriage Certificates 5203171 1911
Marriage Certificates 5203173 1911-1912
Marriage Certificates 5203175 1912
Marriage Certificates 5224017 1916-1917
Marriage Certificates 5224046 1920-1921
Marriage Certificates 5224048 1920
Marriage Certificates 5224049 1921-1922
Marriage Certificates 5224050 1922
Marriage Certificates 5224051 1922-1923
Marriage Certificates 5224053 1923-1924
Marriage Certificates 5224054 1924-1925
Marriage Certificates 5224055 1917
Marriage Certificates 5224056 1917-1918
Marriage Certificates 5224057 1919-1920
Marriage Certificates 5224058 1925
Marriage Certificates 5224059 1918-1919
Marriage Certificates 5224060 1919
Marriage Certificates 5238122 1927-1928
Marriage Certificates 5238123 1928-1929
Marriage Certificates 5238124 1929
Marriage Certificates 5238125 1929-1930
Marriage Certificates 5238126 1930-1931
Marriage Certificates 5238127 1936
Marriage Certificates 5238128 1926-1927
Marriage Certificates 5238129 1933-1934
Marriage Certificates 5238131 1937
Marriage Certificates 5238132 1925-1926
Marriage Certificates 5238133 1931-1932
Marriage Certificates 5238134 1927
Marriage Certificates 5238135 1932-1933
Marriage Certificates 5248224 1950
Marriage Certificates 5248226 1937-1939
Marriage Certificates 5248228 1939-1947
Marriage Certificates 5248230 1949
Marriage Certificates 5248233 1950-1951
Marriage Certificates 5248235 1951-1952
Marriage Certificates 5248237 1953-1954
Marriage Certificates 5248239 1957-1958
Marriage Certificates 5248241 1957-1959
Marriage Certificates 5248243 1959-1960
Marriage Certificates 5248245 1949-1950
Marriage Certificates 5248247 1952-1953
Marriage Certificates 5248249 1948-1949
Marriage Certificates 5248251 1954-1956
Marriage Certificates 5248253 1956-1957
Marriage Certificates 5248260 1948
Marriage Certificates 5248280 1944-1945
Marriage Certificates 8248256 1947-1948
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Type of Document Film Dates
Marriage Records 5034409 1854-1919
Marriage Records 5034410 1919-1972
Marriage Records 5034412 1856-1883
Marriage Records 5034413 1883-1895
Marriage Records 5034414 1895-1898
Marriage Records 5034415 1898-1902
Marriage Records 5034416 1902-1903
Marriage Records 5034417 1905-1908
Marriage Records 5050699 1908
Marriage Records 5050703 1911-1914
Marriage Records 5050707 1914-1917
Marriage Records 5050709 1917-1920
Marriage Records 5050711 1920-1924
Marriage Records 5050716 1924-1929
Marriage Records 5050720 1929-1937
Marriage Records 5050722 1937-1945
Marriage Records 5050723 1945-1951
Marriage Records 5050725 1951-1955
Marriage Records 5050727 1955-1959
Marriage Records 5050729 1959-1962
Marriage Records 5248264 1940-1943
Marriage Records 5248268 1945-1946
Marriage Records 5248270 1946-1947
Marriage Records 5248274 1947
Marriage Records 5248277 1943-1944

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Miscellaneous Records
Dockets, Land Entry Claims, Native Amer
Rec, Orphan Rec's
8812572 1850-1920
Census, Church His, Genealogy, History
Rec's References
7561472 Blank
Homestead & Land Records 8427943 Jun 1875-Jun 1908
Homestead & Land Records 8427950 Jun 1875-Dec 1903
Homestead, Land & Patent Rec's 8261359 Jan 1859-Jul 1949
Land & Patent Records 8427929 1870-1912
Land & Patent Records, Receipts 8427940 1870-1908
Land Cert's, Land & Public Rec's 8407370 1854-1908
Land Records 8427932 1862-1913
Land Records 8427937 Jun 1875-Dec 1908
Type of Document Film Dates
Deed & Mortgage Records 5022230 1895-1896
Deed Indexes 5022227 1856-1897
Deed Indexes 5022229 1856-1897
Deed Records 5022231 1899-1913
Deed Records 5022232 1897-1913
Deed Records 5022233 1913-1940
Deed Records 5022234 1913-1940
Deed Records 5022235 1913-1939
Deed Records 5022236 1897-1913
Deed Records 5022237 1899-1913
Deed Records 5034397 1856-1962
Deed Records 5034398 1913-1939
Deed Records 5034399 1857-1961
Deed Records 5034400 1913-1939
Deed Records 5034401 1913-1939
Deed Records 5034402 1858-1962
Deed Records 5034403 1913-1939
Deed Records 5034404 1913-1939
Deed Records 5034405 1913-1939
Deed Records 5034406 1913-1939
Deed Records 5034407 1913-1939
Deed Records 5034408 1913-1939
Deed Records 5034411 1913-1939
Deed Records 5060912 1916-1917
Deed Records 5060930 1917
Deed Records 5060947 1917-1918
Deed Records 5060965 1918-1919
Deed Records 5060981 1919
Deed Records 5060994 1919
Deed Records 5060996 1919-1950
Deed Records 5061005 1920
Deed Records 5061008 1920-1921
Deed Records 5061015 1921-1922
Deed Records 5061016 1922
Deed Records 5061021 1922-1923
Deed Records 5061023 1923-1924
Deed Records 5061024 1924
Deed Records 5061026 1924-1925
Deed Records 5061028 1925-1926
Deed Records 5061030 1926
Deed Records 5061032 1926-1927
Deed Records 5061034 1927-1928
Deed Records 5061036 1929-1930
Deed Records 5061037 1930-1931
Deed Records 5076901 1931-1932
Deed Records 5076902 1932-1933
Deed Records 5076903 1933-1934
Deed Records 5076904 1931-1936
Deed Records 5076905 1936-1937
Deed Records 5076906 1937-1938
Deed Records 5076907 1938
Deed Records 5076908 1938-1939
Deed Records 5076909 1939-1940
Deed Records 5076910 1940-1941
Deed Records 5076911 1941-1942
Deed Records 5076912 1942-1943
Deed Records 5076913 1943-1944
Deed Records 5076914 1944
Deed Records 5076915 1944
Deed Records 5076916 1944
Deed Records 5076917 1944-1945
Deed Records 5155733 1883-1884
Deed Records 5155734 1860-1862
Deed Records 5155735 1856-1859
Deed Records 5155736 1858-1862
Deed Records 5155737 1858-1869
Deed Records 5155739 1866-1874
Deed Records 5155740 1873-1877
Deed Records 5155741 1876-1879
Deed Records 5155742 1878-1882
Deed Records 5155743 1881--1883
Deed Records 5175239 1899
Deed Records 5175240 1899-1900
Deed Records 5175241 1884-1886
Deed Records 5175242 1886-1887
Deed Records 5175243 1886-1903
Deed Records 5175244 1887-1889
Deed Records 5175245 1889
Deed Records 5175246 1889-1890
Deed Records 5175247 1890
Deed Records 5175248 1890-1902
Deed Records 5175249 1891-1892
Deed Records 5175250 1892
Deed Records 5175251 1893-1895
Deed Records 5175252 1856-1962
Deed Records 5175253 1895-1899
Deed Records 5175254 1896-1897
Deed Records 5175255 1897-1898
Deed Records 5175256 1898-1899
Deed Records 5248221 1901-1908
Deed Records 5254049 1908
Deed Records 5254050 1908-1909
Deed Records 5254051 1909-1910
Deed Records 5254052 1910
Deed Records 5254053 1900-1901
Deed Records 5254054 1901
Deed Records 5254055 1901-1902
Deed Records 5254056 1901-1902
Deed Records 5254057 1902-1903
Deed Records 5254058 1903
Deed Records 5254059 1903-1904
Deed Records 5254060 1904
Deed Records 5254061 1904-1905
Deed Records 5254062 1905
Deed Records 5254063 1905-1906
Deed Records 5254064 1906
Deed Records 5254065 1906-1907
Deed Records 5254066 1907
Deed Records 5254067 1907-1908
Deed Records 5254068 1910-1911
Deed Records 5254069 1911
Deed Records 5254070 1911-1912
Deed Records 5254071 1912-1913
Deed Records 5254072 1913
Deed Records 5254073 1913-1914
Deed Records 5254074 1914-1915
Deed Records 5254075 1915-1916
Deed Records 5254076 1915-1916
Deed Records 5254077 1882-1895
Deed Records 5254078 1910-1913
Deed Records 5254079 1908-1913

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State Coordinator: Bob Jenkins

Assistant State Coordinator: Martha A Crosley Graham
Wasco
County Coordinator: Martha A Crosley Graham

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