Washington County, Oregon
Washington County was founded on July 5, 1843, as one of the four original counties created in Oregon .
Washington 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.
Washington Co. Mortality Schedules is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Washington Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Washington Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. There is free down loadable and printable census forms to help you with your research.
Washington County Societies and Family History Resources
A list of Washington County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
- Washington County Historical Society, 17677 NW Springville Rd., Portland, OR 97229-1743; (503) 645-5353
- Genealogical Society of Washington County, PO Box 2123, Hillsboro, OR 97123
- Hillsboro Historical Society, c/o 337 NE 2nd Avenue, Hillsboro, OR 97124
- Oregon State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Washington County USGenWeb Archives Project (usgwarchives.net)
- Washington County, Oregon Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Washington County, Oregon Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- Oregon Historical County Records Guide (arcweb.sos.state.or.us)
Washington County Courthouse and Government Records
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington County. The dates stated below are considered the first noted records data for this county.
Washington County Links
The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Washington 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 Washington County genealogy or family history related sites.