Columbia County, Oregon
Columbia County was founded on January 16, 1854 from Washington County.
Columbia 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.
Columbia Co. Mortality Schedules is available for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Columbia Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Columbia Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. There is free down loadable and printable census forms to help you with your research.
Columbia County Societies and Family History Resources
A list of Columbia County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
- Columbia Gorge Genealogy Society, 722 Court Street, The Dalles 97058
- Oregon State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Columbia County USGenWeb Archives Project (usgwarchives.net)
- Columbia County, Oregon Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Columbia County, Oregon Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- Oregon Historical County Records Guide (arcweb.sos.state.or.us)
Columbia County Courthouse and Government Records
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Columbia 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 Columbia 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.
The below specifics indicates whatever death, marriage, birth,, land, probate, and court records are typically in Columbia County. The dates stated below are considered the first noted records data for this county.
Columbia County Links
The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Columbia 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 Columbia County genealogy or family history related sites.