|Hello! My name is Beth (it's really
Elizabeth) Perry Johnston, your Hood River County Coordinator for
Oregon GenWeb. Although I now live in Newport, Oregon, I was born and
grew up in the Pine Grove area of Hood River County and retain a keen
in its life and history.
Originally a part of Wasco County, Hood River County gained its political separation on June 23,1908 and its boundaries have remained unchanged to the present time. When doing research involving documents prior to the date Hood River became a county, you may find that the records you are searching for will be in Wasco County or the Oregon State Archives rather than in the Hood River County courthouse.In addition to giving helpful research leads, we would like to get as many Hood River County records as possible transcribed and online. If you would like to help, have any information to share, or have suggestions or links that you feel belong on these pages you can contact me via email. Please use "Hood River" as the subject heading of your email so I can identify it and get to it as soon as possible. Do check back with us often to see the changes here, and feel free to take advantage of the search feature found at the bottom of the right-hand column.
|Hood River County
& US GenWeb Links
|Some Other Oregon
|Hood River County ORGenWeb Pages
Lookup Volunteers & Published Resources
Surnames and Researchers
Hood River County Towns Past and Present
Hood River Co. Social Security Death Index, 1965-1995
Hood River County Memorabilia & Transcriptions Pages
Hood River County Queries Information
Hood River Genealogical Transcriptions and Information
Hood River Genealogical Information - Selected Families and Individuals from Public Records - by Jeffery Bryant from various public sources
1933 Hood River School Census - Transcribed from the census by Jeffrey Bryant. Not all birth dates were recorded correctly by the census taker
History of Early Pioneer Families of Hood River, Oregon, Compiled by Mrs. D. M. Coon and transcribed by Jeffrey Elmer.
Selected Newspaper Articles Relating to Hood River Area History - Many of these articles date from before Hood River County's separation from Wasco County in 1908. Transcribed by Jeffrey Elmer.
Vitals from The Hood River Glacier, from its beginnings in 1889 through 1903.
Hood River County Mailing List - Click this link for subscription instructions.
Hood River County Message Board - Search for surnames; post your queries and data such as biographies, obituaries, wills, etc. See the Queries page on this site for more information about message boards.
Googling Genealogy Style
Search GNIS for Oregon Place Names
The Oregon Trail Web Site
History-Oregon Online Highways
More Helpful Links!
|Oregon State Archives
Oregon Public Library (Oregon State University Page)
Bureau of Land Management - The Official Federal Land Patent Records Site
to the many people who have contributed information for this web site,
in September, 2006, the Hood River County page was named one of two
USGenWeb sites of the month. The award story in the USGenWeb
gives several reasons for the award and specifically cites the
data-laden contributions by Jeffrey Bryant and Jeffrey Elmer. The story
about the award is midway through the Newsletter; If you're not up to
reading that far just search for the words Hood River. Thank you all!
page moved to its new site 23 Mar 2008, the counter showed 12,206
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Thanks to Pepper Ervin and Stacey L. Gardner who previously hosted this site.
Last updated on 24 Aug 2008
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