Oregon

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"The Centennial History of Oregon, 1811-1912." Joseph Gaston, Chicago, The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912. This is a four volume set. Volume 1 contains a history of the European settlement of Oregon from 1492 to 1912. The other three volumes contain biographies of Oregon pioneers, settlers and noted residents including family information and photographs. All four volumes are indexed for names. JR6, LK1

"New Partners, Old Roots: A History of Merging Lutheran Churches in the Pacific Northwest." Emerson et al, North Pacific District American Lutheran Church et al, 1986. Contains brief histories of Lutheran congregations in the Pacific Northwest. Most histories include names of Pastors, as well as some early members. Includes congregations that may no longer exist or have merged with other congregations. As this book is not indexed by surname, please provide the community and, if known, congregation name. JH6

"Pioneer Families of the Oregon Territory 1850." Oregon State Archives, Oregon State Library Bulletin No. 3, 2nd Edition, 1961 (Publication No. 17). List of heads of families and of individuals of other surnames as per U.S. 1850 Census for modern states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and a part of Wyoming. LT2

"Souvenir of Western Women." Mary Osborn Douthit, 1905. Early pioneers of Oregon, some pictures and potraits of prominent people and places. J37

"Who's Who in Oregon 1948-1949." Published by Capitol Publishing Co. 1948. An extensive list of the movers and shakers of the state of Oregon in 1948. There are many pictures of these people as well as brief histories of many of Oregons businesses. This was not a book one had to pay to be mentioned. C7, S15

Columbia Co.

"1974 Rainier High School Year, Rainier Oregon." Yearbook Staff, Community Press, 1974. PEP

"1975 Rainier High School Yearbook, Rainier Oregon." Yearbook Staff, Community Press, 1975. PEP

"1976 Rainier High School Yearbook, Rainier Oregon." Yearbook Staff, Community Press, 1976. PEP

"1977 Rainier High School Yearbook, Rainier Oregon." Yearbook Staff, Community Press, 1977. PEP

"1978 Rainier High School Yearbook, Rainier Oregon Yearbook Staff, Community Press, 1978. PEP

Coos Co.

"Pioneer History of Coos & Curry Counties." Orvil Dodge. includes many pages of biographies. RG3

Curry Co.

"Pioneer History of Coos & Curry Counties." Orvil Dodge. includes many pages of biographies. RG3

Douglas Co.

"Myrtle Creek Odd Fellows Cemetery." Genealogical Society of Douglas County, 2003. Cemetery headstone transcriptions for Myrtle Creek Odd Fellows Cemetery only. SM4

"Umpquo Valley, Oregon and Its Pioneers...History of a River and Its People." Harold Minter. Binfords & Mort, 1967. History of Umpqua Valley in Southwestern Oregon. Covers the time period from 1850 to 1950. The author was born in 1892. Covers the towns of: Umpqua City, Gardiner, Scottsburg, Elkton, Winchester, Oakland, Sutherlin, Kellogg, Hedden Blufff, Coles, Wolf Valleys. The history of the Umpqua River, the South Road Company, government, roads, ferries, bridges, mail service, churches. Has an index for name look up. Many photos. CS, DNW

Jackson Co.

"The History of Beaver Creek School, Jackson Co., Oregon." Marguerite Black. SN

Jefferson Co.

"The History of Jefferson County, Oregon." Jefferson County Historical Society, 1984. Family histories of Jefferson County, Oregon. SD

Josephine Co.

"Golden Days and Pioneer Ways." Ruth Pfefferle. Josephine County Historical Society, 1977. Local historian stories and family histories from the Illinois Valley area of Josephine county, Oregon. SY

"A History of Josephine County, Oregon." Josephine County Historical Society, 1988. SY

"Josephine County Historical Highlights Vol 1 and 2." Edna May Hill. Josephine County Historical Society, 1980. Josephine County history from 1850 thru 1980. SY

"Josephine County Marriages 1856 - 1900." By Ruby Lacy, 1977. SY

"Obituaries 1993 thru 2008 Grants Pass Daily Courier." Grants Pass Oregon. Josephine County Genealogical Society, 2008. Obituaries published in the Grants Pass daily Courier from 1993 thru 2008. I do not have earlier than 1993 obituaries. SY

Klamath Co.

"History of Klamath Co., OR." RV

"Marriage Books 1885-1935." Klamath County Genealogical Society, 2004, 2006. These Books contain Marriages by Groom and Bride. KM13

Lane Co.

"History of Lane Co., OR." RV

"Sawdust and Cider, A History of Lorane, Oregon and the Siuslaw Valley." Edwards, O'Hearn & Hing, 1988. History of the Siuslaw Valley along with photos, and index of names. SN

Lincoln Co.

"Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest: Grand Ronde Register I (1860-1885), St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Grand Ronde Indian Reservation, Grand Ronde, Oregon; St. Patrick's Parish; Muddy Valley, Oregon ." Authors: Munnick, Harriet D. and Beckham, Stephen Dow. Publisher: Binford & Mort Publishing, Portland, Oregon, 1987. ISBN 0-8323-0455-7. [Editor's note: A list of biographies found in this book can be found here.] DG2

Marion Co.

"Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest: St. Paul Oregon 1839-1898." Volumes I, II and III. Munnick, Harriet Duncan and Mikell De Lores Wormell Warner (editors). Publisher: Binford & Mort Publishing, Portland, Oregon, 1979. ISBN 0-8323-0348-8. [Editor's note: A list of biographies found in this book can be found here.] DG2

"Let Us Remember 1879-1979." St Boniface Catholic Community; Your Town Press; 1979. Members of St Boniface Catholic Church in Sublimity Marion Co Oregon from 1879-1979. Most families are of German descent. PEP

"Polk's Salem City Directory and Marion County Directory 1945." R.L. Polk & Co. Contains private and business addresses, etc. for the city of Salem, Oregon AND all of the other towns in Marion County. Gives householder's name and occupation, spouse name, renter/owner status, address and sometimes additional information. Has a reverse directory for Salem, so address can be looked up to see who lived there in 1945. Has Classified directory of participating businesses in Salem and a separate Classified business directory for the other towns in Marion County. N5

Morrow Co.

"Homesteads and Heritages: A History of Morrow County, Oregon." Giles French, Binfords & Mort, 1971. This book contains a good amount of names in the index, very interesting reading about Morrow County. B13

Multnomah Co.

"1966 JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK." Portland, OR. DS6

"1967 JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK." Portland, OR. DS6

"The Cardinal - January 1928." Graduating class of Lincoln High School, Portland, Oregon. Charles Chohn, Edouise Ballis, Barrie James, The Class Cardinal January 1928. Lincoln High School (semi-)annual - group pictures, staff pictures, funny stories and anecdotes, pictures of individuals graduating. This Lincoln High School is now Lincoln Hall of Portland State University. MH9

Polk Co.

"Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest: Grand Ronde Register I (1860-1885), St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Grand Ronde Indian Reservation, Grand Ronde, Oregon; St. Patrick's Parish; Muddy Valley, Oregon ." Authors: Munnick, Harriet D. and Beckham, Stephen Dow. Publisher: Binford & Mort Publishing, Portland, Oregon, 1987. ISBN 0-8323-0455-7. [Editor's note: A list of biographies found in this book can be found here.] DG2

Umatilla Co.

"Abstracts of Obituaries from the Hermiston Herald." Compiled by Lois Logan Masters. Published 1995. Includes Vol. # and Date. PM

"BIRTH RECORDS 1888-1943 From the Milton-Eagle Newspaper and Freewater Times Newspaper Located in Milton-Freewater, OR." Compiled by Garland E. Wilson, Indexed by the Walla Walla Valley Genealogical Society, 1999. Birth records as listed in the Milton-Eagle and Freewater Times newspapers located in Milton-Freewater, Oregon. Also included are announcements from the Walla Walla Union Bulletin, Walla Walla, WA and are from Walla Walla County as well as Garfield and Columbia Counties, WA. The following records are NOT available:
1892 Several issues missing
1900 April - December
1901 Milton-Eagle issues
1902 Several Milton-Eagle issues are missing
Early records include Parents last and first name(s). Most often only the father's name is listed. Sex of the child is indicated, the birth date and the place of birth. Some records indicate the child's name. C17

"Milton-Freewater Cemetery Listings." Compiled by Iris E. and Garland E. Wilson. Includes headstone inscriptions. IOOF Cemetery 1886 to 1984. PM

"The Family of Nathan Smith Warner and Sarah Gilbert Powers Edna G. Mentzer, 1962." A History of Nathan Smith Warner and Sarah Gilbert Powers from 1812 to 1962. Some of the names included in this work are Catlett, Douglass, Hascall, Mentzer, Palmer, Powers and Warner. P4

Yamhill Co.

"Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest: Grand Ronde Register I (1860-1885), St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Grand Ronde Indian Reservation, Grand Ronde, Oregon; St. Patrick's Parish; Muddy Valley, Oregon ." Authors: Munnick, Harriet D. and Beckham, Stephen Dow. Publisher: Binford & Mort Publishing, Portland, Oregon, 1987. ISBN 0-8323-0455-7. [Editor's note: A list of biographies found in this book can be found here.] DG2