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Wasco County, Oregon

Wasco County was founded on January 11, 1854 from Clackamas CountyLane CountyLinn County, and Marion County.

The Wasco County Seat can be found in The Dalles plus the county government website is

Areas adjoining Wasco County happen to be Hood River CountyClackamas CountyMarion CountyJefferson CountyWheeler CountyGilliam CountySherman CountyKlickitat County, Washington.

Wasco 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.

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

Wasco County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Wasco County Courthouse and Government Records

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

  • Wasco County Clerk
    • Address: 511 Washington St, The Dalles, OR 97058
    • Phone: (541) 506-2530
    • Marriage Records: 1854
    • Land Records: 1854
  • Wasco County Circuit Court Clerk
    • Address: 511 Washington St.,PO Box 1400, The Dalles, OR 97058
    • Phone: 541.506.2700
    • Court Records: 1854
    • Probate Records: 1848

Wasco County Links

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

Wasco Co. OR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Wasco Co. OR Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Wasco Co. OR Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Wasco Co. OR Census Records

Wasco Co. OR Cemeteries & Church Records

Wasco Co. OR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Wasco Co. OR General and History Websites

Wasco Co. OR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Wasco Co. OR Military Records

Wasco Co. OR Schools & Directories