Douglas County, Oregon
Douglas County was founded on January 07, 1852 from portions of the now extinct Umpqua County.
Douglas 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.
Douglas Co. Mortality Schedules is available for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Douglas Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Douglas Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. There is free down loadable and printable census forms to help you with your research.
Douglas County Societies and Family History Resources
A list of Douglas County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
- Genealogical Society of Douglas County, Inc., Douglas County Courthouse, Room 105B, 1036 SE Douglas, Roseburg OR 97470; 541.440.6178
- Oregon State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Douglas County USGenWeb Archives Project (usgwarchives.net)
- Douglas County, Oregon Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Douglas County, Oregon Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- Oregon Historical County Records Guide (arcweb.sos.state.or.us)
Douglas County Courthouse and Government Records
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Douglas 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 Douglas 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 Douglas County. The dates stated below are considered the first noted records data for this county.
Douglas County Links
The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Douglas 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 Douglas County genealogy or family history related sites.