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Oregon County, Missouri
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Oregon County, Missouri Facts

When was Oregon County, MO Created?
Oregon County was created on February 14, 1845 from Ripley County.

What is the County Seat of Oregon County, MO?
The County Seat is located in Alton and in addition the county government website is unknown

What counties are adjacent to Oregon County, MO?
Bordering Counties are Shannon CountyCarter CountyRipley CountyRandolph County, Arkansas, Sharp County, Arkansas, Fulton County, Arkansas, Howell County.

Oregon County, MO Vital Records

Where can find Oregon County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Oregon County vital records can be found at the Missouri Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from January 1, 1910. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Missouri for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Oregon County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Missouri Birth and Death CertificateMarriage and Divorce Certificate Application to mail.

Another resource is the Oregon County Health Department has Birth Certificates since 1920 and Death Certificates since 1980.

Oregon County, MO Census Records

What Oregon County, MO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Oregon County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Oregon Co. Slave Schedules is available for 1850 & 1860. Oregon Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Oregon Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Oregon Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. There are free down-loadable and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Missouri Census Records Research Guide

Oregon County, MO Courthouse and Government Records

Oregon County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Oregon County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Oregon County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Missouri courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Missouri 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 Oregon 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. See Also Missouri Courthouse Records Research Guide.

Oregon County, MO Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Oregon County, MO?
A list of Oregon County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Missouri Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

  • South Central Missouri Genealogical Society , 9 Court Square, West Plains, MO 65775
  • Oregon County Genealogical Society, c/o Oregon County Courthouse, Alton, MO 65791
  • Historical Society of Oregon County, Route 2, Box 3A, Koshkonong, MO 65692; Ph: (417) 867-3285
  • Ozarks Genealogical Society ; P.O. Box 3945, 534 West Catalpa, Springfield, MO 65808; Phone: (417) 831-2773
  • Missouri State Archives, Missouri State Information Center; P.O. Box 1747, 600 West Main Str, Jefferson City, MO 65102
  • Missouri State Library – 600 West Main Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101; (573) 751-4936
  • Missouri Historical Society, P.O. Box 11940, St. Louis 63112-0040
  • Missouri State Genealogical Association, P.O. Box 833, Columbia, MO 65205-0833

Where can I connect with other Oregon County, MO Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Oregon County, MO?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Oregon County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is just a directory which has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

Oregon Co. MO Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Oregon Co. MO Books, Newspapers & Publications

Oregon Co. GA Cemeteries & Church Records

Oregon Co. MO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Oregon Co. MO General and History Websites

Oregon Co. MO Military Records

Oregon Co. MO Schools & Directories