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Hello and welcome to Lincoln County, Oregon! My name is Jan Bony, your Lincoln County Coordinator for Oregon GenWeb. This county will soon be going up for adoption, so keep it in mind. Many thanks go to Beth Perry Johnson & Bev Przybylski who maintained these pages for many years and to Walt Davies before that. This is a work in progress as we build on what's gone before us.

In addition to giving helpful research leads, we would like to get as many Lincoln 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 "Lincoln County" in the subject heading of your email so I can identify it and get to it as soon as possible. And do check back with us often to see the changes here.

History of Lincoln County

Lincoln County Courthouse, Toledo OR Established on February 20, 1893, Lincoln County was named for Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States. The county was created by the state Legislature in 1893 from Benton and Polk counties, and it contained the Siletz Indian Reservation, lying between Polk County and the Pacific Ocean. The county seat is Newport and the courthouse is located at 225 West Olive Street, 97365, (541) 265-6611. Lincoln County is 992 square miles in size, totaling 634,880 acres. It extends some 60 miles north and south, and just 15-25 miles in width, bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Range of mountains. The county is part of the Central Oregon Coast region; its northern border is about 80 miles south of the Columbia River. Other towns in Lincoln County include Depoe Bay, Lincoln City, Siletz, Toledo,Waldport, and Yachats, as well as many smaller communities such as Eddyville, Elk City, Gleneden Beach, Lincoln Beach, Nashville, Neotsu, Otis, and Seal Rock.

Photograph of the old Lincoln County Courthouse in Toledo © Salem Public Library. Photographer: Ben Maxwell, 1954. [3442] 

Lincoln County Resources

Surrounding Oregon Counties

Oregon & Federal Resources

Oregon State Archives Information

Miscellaneous Resources

USGenWeb and ORGenWeb Resources
RootsWeb/Ancestry Resources
Lincoln County Mailing List - Click this link for information about the list and subscription instructions.
Lincoln County Message Board - Search for surnames; post your queries and data such as biographies, obituaries, wills, etc.
Roots-L Home Page

GenForum Resources
Submit a Lincoln County Query to GenForum

Other Miscellaneous Resources
Googling Genealogy Style
The Genealogist's Index to the World Wide Web
USGenWeb Kidz

Native American Resources

Historic Pictures

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The ORGenWeb/USGenWeb Project

In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index. At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. Now all states in the United States have USGenWeb projects going in full swing.

Click here to view live shark cams at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, OR, the former home of Keiko.

Questions or comments? Send to Jan Bony, Lincoln County Coordinator for ORGenWeb.

Last modified 20 Aug 2013
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