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Coos County, Oregon

Coos County was created on December 22, 1853 from Umpqua County and Jackson County. This particular county was named for the Coos Tribe of Native Americans who lived in the region .

The Coos County Seat can be found in Coquille plus the county government website is

Areas adjoining Coos County happen to be Douglas County (northeast), Curry County (south).

Cities and towns situated in Coos County consists of Myrtle Point, North Bend, Powers, Bandon, Coos Bay, Coquille, Lakeside.

Coos County does have Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. United states federal Population Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Coos Co. Mortality Schedules is available for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Coos Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Coos Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. There is free down loadable and printable census forms to help you with your research.

Coos County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Coos County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Coos County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Coos County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Oregon courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Oregon residents. The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Coos County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records.

Please contact the clerk's office to confirm hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics in advance of visiting or asking for information because of occasionally changing contact details. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The records are readily available to interested parties, barring private issues. Many workers will guide people in finding the resources, however it is up to the particular person to undertake the research.

The below specifics indicates whatever death, marriage, birth,, land, probate, and court records are typically in Coos County. The dates stated below are considered the first noted records data for this county.

  • Coos County Clerk has many duties which include vital statistics (births, deaths, marriage) and keeps a permanent public record of real estate transactions.
    • Address: 250 N Baxter Street, Coquille, OR 97423
    • Phone: (541) 396-3121 Ext. 228
    • Marriage Records: 1853
    • Land Records: 1854
  • Coos County Circuit Court Clerk has general jurisdiction over all civil and criminal cases, and typically handle cases beyond the jurisdiction of other courts. Circuit Courts also handle divorce, child custody, disputes over title to land, probate matters, juvenile cases, guardianship, adoption, involuntary commitment, and requests for injunctions.
    • Address: 250 N. Baxter, Coquille, OR 97423
    • Phone: 541.396.3121
    • Court Records: 1852
    • Probate Records: 1853
  • Coos County Records Inventory ( The Oregon Historical County Records Guide includes descriptions and listings for each type of record in the inventory. Each series description includes a title and a description of how the records are used (function); types of records that may be included in each category (physical content); type of information that may be found (informational content)
  • Oregon Department of Health (VDH) Office of Vital Records has birth and death records dating from 1903; marriage records from 1906; and divorce certificates (not decrees) from 1925. There is a fee for each copy requested.

Coos County Links

The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Coos County. Most of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is just a list that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to suggest your own most popular Coos County genealogy or family history related sites.

Coos Co. OR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Coos Co. OR Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Coos Co. OR Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Coos Co. OR Census Records

Coos Co. OR Cemeteries & Church Records

Coos Co. OR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Coos Co. OR General and History Websites

Coos Co. OR Immigration & Naturalization

Coos Co. OR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Coos Co. OR Military Records

Coos Co. OR Schools & Directories

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