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Malheur County, Oregon

Malheur County was founded on February 17, 1887 from the southern portion of Baker County.

The Malheur County Seat can be found in Vale plus the county government website is

Areas adjoining Malheur County happen to be Harney CountyGrant CountyBaker CountyWashington County, Idaho, Payette County, Idaho, Canyon County, Idaho, Owyhee County, Idaho, Humboldt County, Nevada.

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

Malheur Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. There is free down loadable and printable census forms to help you with your research.

Malheur County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Malheur County Courthouse and Government Records

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

  • Malheur County Clerk
    • Address: 251 B St West, Vale, OR 97918
    • Phone: (541) 473-5151
    • Marriage Records: 1880
    • Land Records: 1863
  • Malheur County Circuit Court Clerk
    • Address: PO Box 670, 251 B St. W, Vale, OR 97918
    • Phone: 541.473.5171
    • Court Records: 1886
    • Probate Records: 1861
  • Assessor‘s Office and Storage Area: Courthouse, 251 B St West, Vale, OR 97918

Malheur County Links

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

Malheur Co. OR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Malheur Co. OR Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Malheur Co. OR Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Malheur Co. OR Census Records

Malheur Co. OR Cemeteries & Church Records

Malheur Co. OR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Malheur Co. OR General and History Websites

Malheur Co. OR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Malheur Co. OR Military Records

Malheur Co. OR Schools & Directories