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Lane County, Oregon

Lane County was founded on January 29, 1851 from the southern part of Linn County and that portion of Benton County that was east of Umpqua (now Douglas) County.

The Lane County Seat can be found in Eugene plus the county government website is

Areas adjoining Lane County happen to be Lincoln CountyBenton CountyLinn CountyDouglas CountyDeschutes CountyKlamath County.

Lane County does have Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. United states federal Population Schedules can be found for 186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Lane Co. Mortality Schedules is available for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Lane Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Lane Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. There is free down loadable and printable census forms to help you with your research.

Lane County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Lane County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Lane County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Lane 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 Lane 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 Lane County. The dates stated below are considered the first noted records data for this county.

  • Lane County Clerk
    • Address: 125 E. 8th, Eugene, OR 97401
    • Phone: (541) 682-3654
    • Marriage Records: 1852
    • Land Records: 1854
  • Lane County Circuit Court Clerk
    • Address: 125 E. 8th Ave., Eugene, OR 97401
    • Phone: 541.682.4020
    • Court Records: 1852
    • Probate Records: 1852

Lane County Links

The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Lane 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 Lane County genealogy or family history related sites.

Lane Co. OR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Lane Co. OR Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Lane Co. OR Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Lane Co. OR Census Records

Lane Co. OR Cemeteries & Church Records

Lane Co. OR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lane Co. OR General and History Websites

Lane Co. OR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lane Co. OR Military Records

Lane Co. OR Schools & Directories