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Klamath County, Oregon

Klamath County was created on October 17, 1882 from the western part of Lake County. This particular county was named for the  Klamath or Clamitte tribe, which has had a presence in the area for 10,000 years.

The Klamath County Seat can be found in Klamath Falls plus the county government website is

Areas adjoining Klamath County happen to be Jackson County (west), Douglas County (northwest), Lane County (northwest), Deschutes County (north), Lake County (east), Siskiyou County, California (south), Modoc County, California (south).

Cities and towns situated in Klamath County consists of Bonanza, Chiloquin, Klamath Falls , Malin , Merrill.

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

Klamath Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. There is free down loadable and printable census forms to help you with your research.

Klamath County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Klamath County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Klamath 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 Klamath 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 Klamath County. The dates stated below are considered the first noted records data for this county.

  • Klamath County Clerk has many duties which include vital statistics (births, deaths, marriage) and keeps a permanent public record of real estate transactions.
    • Address: 305 Main St., Klamath Falls, OR 97601
    • Phone: (541) 883-5134
    • Marriage Records: 1882
    • Land Records: 1870
  • Klamath 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: 316 Main Street, Klamath Falls, OR 97601
    • Phone: 541.883.5503
    • Court Records: 1882
    • Probate Records: 1872
  • Klamath 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.

Klamath County Links

The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Klamath 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 Klamath County genealogy or family history related sites.

Klamath Co. OR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Klamath Co. OR Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Klamath Co. OR Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Klamath Co. OR Census Records

Klamath Co. OR Cemeteries & Church Records

Klamath Co. OR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Klamath Co. OR General and History Websites

Klamath Co. OR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Klamath Co. OR Military Records

Klamath Co. OR Schools & Directories

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