Oregon Family History Societies(C-I)

This section lists associations from Clatsop to Douglas giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and Other Societies

Clatsop County Genealogical Society

The aims of the association are to promote and encourage interest in family history and genealogy, give assistance to genealogical researchers, to establish and maintain a genealogical library, and to collect and preserve historical data, especially that relating to our ancestors and to the early settlers of the county.

Many publications can be purchased from the society, which include:

  • 1890 Veterans Census
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Deaths 1924-1944
  • Divorces 1850-1913
  • Family History Research - Carol Brown
  • Forebears 1886-1997
  • Homesteads 1863-1874
  • Marriages 1851-1945
  • Obituaries and Death Notices
  • Shipwrights Local Union

Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society

Many publications are sold by the society, which incorporate:

  • Birth and Death Extracts from The Dalles, OR Newspapers 1865–1879, 1890-95
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Circuit Court Cases of Wasco Co. Index 1854-1900
  • Court Records Index 1865-1881
  • Deaths Index
  • Declarations of Intentions and Naturalisation Records 1854-1906
  • Directories
  • History of the Early Methodist-Episcopalian Churches of Hood River County 1871-1914
  • Hood River, Wasco Co. 1860, 1870 and 1880 Census Returns
  • Marriages 1884-1914
  • Military Records Guide
  • Oregon-Washington Telephone Company Directory 1919
  • Power of Attorney 1873-1888
  • Probate Index 1854-1949
  • Surname Occurrences From 3 The Dalles, OR Newspapers 1880-1889
  • Wills 1864-1897

Links to other sites you may find of use are also accessible.


Cottage Grove Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1975, its aims being to promote and encourage interest in Genealogy and collect and preserve genealogical information, especially in Cottage Grove and surrounding areas.  

An extensive collection of archives are available in the Society's Library, which include Family Histories, County Histories, Atlases, Research Aids and many materials on Microfilm and Microfiche.


Douglas County Genealogical Society

Some Databases and Indexes are available, including a Cemetery Index(Includes list of Cemetery Locations), Mildred Brown Herman Photo Collection, Death Certificate Index 1903-1955, Newspapers, Biographical Sketches of Early Settlers and an Index to Probate Records.

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Cemetery Books
  • Declarations of Intent to Become Naturalised 1850-1972
  • Douglas Co. Marriages 1853-1910
  • Out of County Marriages 1912-1960
  • Umpqua Co. Marriages 1851-1863

Publications available for sale also incorporate:

  • Births and Delayed Births
  • Census Returns
  • Circuit Court Records
  • Divorce Suits
  • Government Land Office Records and Probate Records
  • Guardianships
  • Inquests
  • Military Records
  • Newspaper Indexes for Ensign and Plaindealer 1867-1874, Plaindealer 1875-1877 and Western Star 1877-1880
  • Old Age Pension Applications
  • Tax Lists

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