Benton County, Oregon
Benton County was founded on December 23, 1847 from Polk County.
Benton County does have Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. United states federal Population Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Benton Co. Mortality Schedules is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Benton Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Benton Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. There is free down loadable and printable census forms to help you with your research.
Benton County Societies and Family History Resources
A list of Benton County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
- Benton County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1646, Philomath 97370
- Benton County Historical Society, 1101 Main Street, Philomath 97370
- Benton County History Ctr, 110 Nw 3rd St, Corvallis 97330-4701
- Oregon State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Benton County USGenWeb Archives Project (usgwarchives.net)
- Benton County, Oregon Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Benton County, Oregon Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- Oregon Historical County Records Guide (arcweb.sos.state.or.us)
Benton County Courthouse and Government Records
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Benton 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 Benton 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.
Benton County Links
The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Benton 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 Benton County genealogy or family history related sites.