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Welcome to Multnomah County!

Portland 1858

Portland in 1858

 

Multnomah County is located along the northern border of the state of Oregon, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. Multnomah County was created from Washington and Clackamas counties by an act of the Oregon Territorial Legislature on December 22, 1854.

While it is Oregon's smallest county in area, it is the largest county in population. Portland is the largest city in the county, and the state.

 

The Oregon State Archives has a concise history of the county.

For maps of the county, visit this page.

For current Multnomah County info from the Oregon Blue Book, visit this page.

 

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I am trying to add more records to the website. Records now available on this site are divided into categories.

MULTNOMAH COUNTY RECORDS

Getting Started in Multnomah County Research

References

Queries, links, bibliography, surname directory, addresses, etc.

Cemeteries

cemetery directories, listings, and photographs

Census

census indexes, abstracts, and statistics

Churches

church histories, membership lists, etc.

City Directories

lists of available city directories, abstracts and transcriptions of early city directories

Ethnic Groups

groups of individuals not determined by religion

History

abstracts and transcriptions of history books, articles, and newspapers

Land

Maps, Donation Land Claims, tax records, place names, 1856 survey

Migration

Oregon trail info, naturalizations, passenger lists

Military

Indian War, Civil War, World War I

Newspapers

abstracts, information about Multnomah Co. newspapers

People

biographical sketches, listings

Pictures

postcards, photos and drawings of early Portland and its residents

Schools

yearbooks, photographs, histories, and listings about schools

Vital Records

Marriage, Divorce, Death Records,
Name Changes, Probates

Miscellaneous Records

Poll Tax records, Fire Department report, Police reports, Postmaster appointments, Business histories

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To search the Multnomah County U.S. GenWeb Archives, go to the Table of Contents page.

To see a directory of what is in the Multnomah County U.S. GenWeb Archives, go to this page.

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Multnomah County Oregon now has its own mailing list for discussing items of genealogical value for Multnomah County Oregon. You may use the following links to subscribe:

ORMULTNO-L - Multnomah County Mailing List

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This page was originally created, and coordinated by Matthew Porter. To visit the front page of that earlier version of this website, follow this link.

This page is part of the USGenWeb Project. Modeled after the Kentucky GenWeb Project which was organized by a group of genealogists in March and April 1996, the idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In June 1996, it was decided to expand the project to include all states.

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