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Marion County, Oregon

Marion County was founded on July 5, 1843 as an original county (originally named Champooick District later Champoeg County, it was renamed in 1849).

The Marion County Seat can be found in Salem plus the county government website is

Areas adjoining Marion County happen to be Linn County, Polk County, Yamhill County, Clackamas County, Wasco County, Jefferson County.

Marion 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.

Marion Co. Mortality Schedules is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Marion Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Marion Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. There is free down loadable and printable census forms to help you with your research.

Marion County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Marion County Courthouse and Government Records

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

  • Marion County Clerk
    • Address: 100 High Street NE, Salem, OR 97301
    • Phone: (503) 588-5225
    • Marriage Records: 1849
    • Land Records: 1850
  • Marion County Circuit Court Clerk
    • Address: PO Box 12869, 100 High St. NE, Salem, OR 97309
    • Phone: 503.588.5105
    • Court Records: 1843
    • Probate Records: 1841; Room B-280: No public access. Contact the circuit court office for access to the records
  • Assessor's Office: Courthouse Square Building, 555 Court St NE, Room 2233, Salem, OR 97309

Marion County Links

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

Marion Co. OR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Marion Co. OR Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Marion Co. OR Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Marion Co. OR Census Records

Marion Co. OR Cemeteries & Church Records

Marion Co. OR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Marion Co. OR General and History Websites

Marion Co. OR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Marion Co. OR Military Records

Marion Co. OR Schools & Directories

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