OTHER GENEALOGY RESOURCES
Marion County, Oregon
Societies and Family History Resources ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣ County Genealogy Links
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 www.co.marion.or.us/
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.
- The Willamette Heritage Center at The Mill, 1313 Mill St SE, Salem, OR 97301; 503.585.7012 ext 256
- Oregon State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Marion County USGenWeb Archives Project (usgwarchives.net)
- Marion County, Oregon Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Marion County, Oregon Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- Oregon Historical County Records Guide (arcweb.sos.state.or.us)
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
- Oregon Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- Oregon historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from Oregon (1816 – 1923) (genealogybank.com) Immediately find names and keywords in over 450 million articles, obituaries, marriage announcements, birth notices and other items printed in over 2,800 historic U.S. newspapers. Completely new content added on a monthly basis!
- Marion County, Oregon Books (amazon.com)
- Marion County Newspapers (usgwarchives.net)
- Marion County Obituaries (usgwarchives.net)
Marion Co. OR Birth, Marriage & Death Records
- Oregon Vital Records Research Guide
- Marion County Vital Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Social Security Death Index (search.ancestry.com)
Marion Co. OR Court, Probate Land and Tax Records
- Oregon Court Records Research Guide
- Marion Court Records, including Estates, Probate, & Wills (usgwarchives.net)
- Marion County Records, 1849-1976 (familysearch.org) Includes marriage, birth, land and property, probate, naturalization, tax and old age pension records from the Marion County Clerk.
- Marion County Land & Deed Records (usgwarchives.net)
- BLM Land Records (glorecords.blm.gov)
Marion Co. OR Census Records
- Oregon Census Records Research Guide
- Marion County, OR Census Records Links
- Marion County Census Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Marion County, OR Census QuickFacts
Marion Co. OR Cemeteries & Church Records
- Oregon Cemetery Research Guide
- Marion Co., Oregon Graves (findagrave.com)
- Marion County Cemetery Transcriptions and Tombstone Photos (usgwarchives.net)
- Marion County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Marion Co., Oregon Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Marion Co., Oregon Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Oregon Church & Bible Research Guide
- Marion County, Oregon Church Books (amazon.com)
Marion Co. OR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- County Biographies (usgwarchives.net)
- Marion County Scenic Images (arcweb.sos.state.or.us)
Marion Co. OR General and History Websites
- See Also State History for Oregon
- Marion County Oregon (genealogytrails.com)
- Marion County, Oregon Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Marion County, Oregon Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Marion Co. OR Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Marion County History (usgwarchives.net)
- Marion County, Oregon (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Oregon – Counties – Marion (cyndislist.com)
- Marion Co. ORGenweb (orgenweb.org)
- Marion County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Marion Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Marion Co. OR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of Oregon Links and Information
- Marion County D.O.T. Map, Sheet [map 1], [map 2], [map 3]
- 1895 Marion County Map (livgenmi.com)
Marion Co. OR Military Records
- Oregon Military Records Research Guide
- Marion County Military Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Oregon Military Records (Fold3.com) delivers access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents of the Oregon both women and men which served. Ideal for Marion County genealogists, researchers, historians and more.
Marion Co. OR Schools & Directories
- Oregon City Directories (search.ancestry.com)