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Wheeler County, Oregon

Wheeler County was founded on February 17, 1899 from parts of Grant CountyGilliam County, and Crook County.

The Wheeler County Seat can be found in Fossil plus the county government website is

Areas adjoining Wheeler County happen to be Gilliam CountyMorrow CountyGrant CountyCrook CountyJefferson CountyWasco County.

Wheeler County does have Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. United states federal Population Schedules can be found for 19001910192019301940. There is free down loadable and printable census forms to help you with your research.

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Wheeler County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Wheeler County Courthouse and Government Records

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

  • Wheeler County Clerk
    • Address: 701 Adams Street, Fossil, OR 97830
    • Phone: (541) 763-2400
    • Marriage Records: 1896
    • Land Records: 1865
  • Wheeler County Circuit Court Clerk
    • Address: 701 Adams St., PO Box 308, Fossil, OR 97830
    • Phone: 541.763.2541
    • Court Records: 1887
    • Probate Records: 1888

Wheeler County Links

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

Wheeler Co. OR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Wheeler Co. OR Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Wheeler Co. OR Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Wheeler Co. OR Census Records

Wheeler Co. OR Cemeteries & Church Records

Wheeler Co. OR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Wheeler Co. OR General and History Websites

Wheeler Co. OR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Wheeler Co. OR Military Records

Wheeler Co. OR Schools & Directories