Baker County, Oregon
Baker County was founded on September 22, 1862 from Wasco County.
Baker County does have Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. United states federal Population Schedules can be found for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Baker Co. Mortality Schedules is available for 1870 and 1880. Baker Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Baker Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. There is free down loadable and printable census forms to help you with your research.
Baker County Societies and Family History Resources
A list of Baker County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
- Oregon State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Baker County USGenWeb Archives Project (usgwarchives.net)
- Baker County, Oregon Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Baker County, Oregon Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- Oregon Historical County Records Guide (arcweb.sos.state.or.us)
Baker County Courthouse and Government Records
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Baker 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 Baker 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.
Baker County Links
The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Baker 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 Baker County genealogy or family history related sites.