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Polk County Libraries
and Genealogy/Historical Societies

Polk County Historical Society
P.O. Box 67
Monmouth, OR 97361

Publishes "Historically Speaking," a journal about Polk County history.

Polk County Courthouse
850 Main Street
Dallas, OR 97338

The County Clerk's Office has Marriage Indexes and Records, 1856 to present; deeds, mortgages and donation land claims. Copies are $.25 per page.

The Heritage Museum
112 S 2nd Street
Independence, OR 97351

Dallas Public Library
950 Main St
Dallas, OR 97338-2858

Falls City Public Library
199 Mill Street
Falls City, OR 97344

Monmouth Public Library
238 Jackson Street E
Monmouth, OR 97361-1436

Independence Library
311 Monmouth Street
Independence, OR 97351-1998

Western Oregon State College Library
345 Monmouth Ave N
Monmouth, OR 97361-0131

Salem Library Department West Salem Branch
395 Glen Creek Rd N
Salem, OR 97304-3059

The Oregon Death Index

The Oregon Death Index is located in major libraries. Individuals may purchase it from the Oregon Health Division. (Address at bottom)

It is on microfilm and fiche. The years from 1903 through 1970 are on film. They are divided into five or ten year periods and are alphabetical. The years from 1970 through 1995 are on fiche and are alphabetical.

You can see that the people who say something like "Look up John Smith who lived in Oregon," are asking for a lot. It almosts borders on the rude. We will assume that they do not know.

To order your own set of film, request a list from:
Oregon Health Division
Center for Health Statistics
Attn: Carol Sanders
PO Box 14050
Portland, OR 97214

The indexes available for purchase include:
Marriage (1906-1924; 1946-1960; 1966-1970; 1970-1995)
Divorce (1946-1970; 1970-1995)
Death (1903-1970; 1970-1995)

Connie Lenzen, C.G.R.S.
10411 SW 41st Avenue
Portland, OR 97219-6984
Connie Lenzen -


The 1910 OREGON CENSUS ENUMERATION DISTRICT DESCRIPTIONS, published by the Genealogical Forum of Oregon ($6.00 plus two dollars postage)

E.D. Description of Enumeration District County Population Families
First Supervisor's District

E. D. Description of Enumeration District Population

237 Bridgeport precinct and 382
North Monmouth precinct, 151
including Monmouth town (part of) 231

238 Buena Vista precinct 425

239 Douglas precinct 519

240 East Dallas precinct, 404
including Dallas city (part of), Ward 1, 895
Ward 2 (part of), 136
and Ward 3 (part of) 46

241 Eola precinct 944

Genealogical Forum of Oregon, Inc.
PO Box 42567
Portland OR  97242-0567

Connie Lenzen, C.G.R.S.
10411 SW 41st Avenue
Portland, OR 97219-6984
Connie Lenzen -

FAX: 503-245-4723

Certified Genealogical Research Specialist.

Specializing in the elusive ancestor and the elusive record.

County Coordinator:  Gayle Triller
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