Washington County, Oregon
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My name is Martha and I will be your guide to
historical and genealogical resources for Washington County,
I do not
live in Oregon, I live on the Central Coast of California,
have ancestors that graced the Oregon Territory.
I am an
experienced online researcher and will do all I can to assist
you with your research.
This site is dedicated to past coordinator
Donald Leroy Kelly
Born on Mar. 25, 1934 ~ Departed on Aug. 3, 2012 and resided in Cornelius, OR.
Washington County Neighbors:
[All in Oregon]
History of Washington County [Wiki]
Washington County is one
counties in the
U.S. state of
Oregon. As of the
2010 census, the population was 529,710,
making it the state's second most populous county.
county seat and largest city is
Washington County is part of the
Metropolitan Statistical Area.Cities in Washington County
Forest Grove, the county's oldest city.
Originally named Twality when created in 1843, the
renamed it for the first president of the United States,
George Washington, in 1849. The original boundaries included
the entire northwest corner of Oregon before sections became new
Tualatin River and its drainage basin are almost entirely
within the county, with the county nearly coterminous with the
Tualatin Valley. It is bordered on the west and north by the
Northern Oregon Coast Range, on the south by the
Chehalem Mountains, and on the north and east by the
Tualatin Mountains (or West Hills).
The county's major
roads include small sections of
Interstate 5 and
Interstate 205, the
Oregon Route 217,
Oregon Route 47,
Oregon Route 10, Oregon Route 6, and
Oregon Route 8. Public transportation is primarily operated
TriMet and includes buses, the
Westside Express Service commuter rail, and
MAX Light Rail. Other transportation includes air travel at
Hillsboro Airport, private airfields and heliports, and
heavy rail cargo on rail lines.
Search Washington County
& Mining History
along the Oregon Trail: 1852
Oregon Mining Maps
Stone Quarries and Beyond
'Ghost Towns in Oregon'
Ghost Towns, Mining Camps and
The Volcano's of Oregon
There does not seem to be a
definitive history of Washington County in the nice old County
Histories written from 1875 > 1925, but I will see if I can find
Biographies in other books.
There are Washington County Bios in the USGW Archives
The Centennial History of Oregon
1811 - 1912
Volume's II. III, IV
The S J Clark Publishing Company,
An Illustrated History of the
State of Oregon
H. K. Hines, Author
Lewis Pub. Co., Chicago, 1893
There is an index here, but it does not break down by
I found a batch of filmed records for
These seem to be for Washington
Vol 1, Index: Images 6 > 63 / Vol 1, Registers:
Images 69 > 240
Vol 2, Index: Images 247 > 280 / Vol 2,
Images 281 > 364
Vol 3, Index: Images 371 > 377 /
Vol 3, Registers:
Images 378 > 492
These can be found here, Film # 857038 [Sign in for access]
Donation Claims :
FS has the Volumes, or I can send them.
Data can be found in many places, this is one resource
Washington County Historical Society
Additional Historical Information which includes Native American
Oregon Burial Site Guide
Compiled by: Dean H Bryd
Co-Compiled by Stanley R Clarke &
Janice M Healy
Binford & Mort Publishing, Portland Oregon,
Permission to use on the ORGenWeb given by:
Stanley R Clarke.
The Introduction and key can be found here.
The Indexes can be found here.
Washington County Pages can be found here.
All pages are combined into a searchable pdf.
Notes about the old Washington Cemetery Files.
Over the years, Don
and local Volunteers did a huge amount of work.
The old Cem Files can be found here.
Note: The Cem Files do not format well to pdf's.
updated both header & footer.
The data is static, it has not
been changed, nor will it be updated.
There is an index for the Milwaukie Cemetery dated 1957.
LDS Film #857035 - access it here, scroll down,
use the image ranges below for the alpha letter of choice.
LDS # 857035
A > But
||429 > 436
Ca > Ew
||436 > 444
Fa > I
||444 > 452
Ja > Ly
||452 > 459
Ma > Py
||459 > 468
Ra > Smith
||468 > 473
Sno > Zu
||474 > 483
[All with a connection to Oregon or Washington County, OR]
All the Indexes
below may be found on Google Drive
Please use this link
Iowa, Armed Forces Grave Registrations, 1835-1998
Pennsylvania, WWI Service & Compensation Files,
Soldiers of the Great War,
The Indexes below can be found here.
Pennsylvania, Veteran Compensation Application Files,
Washington Soldier Home Records, 1891 - 1945
Registers of Patients at Naval Hospitals, 1812 - 1934
US Headstone Applications:
Military Veterans, 1915 - 1963
1890 Veteran's Schedule
Vietnam Casualties, Washington
More Military Data can be found here:
Types of Information
Hospitals ~ Burial Records ~ Pensions & Bounty Claims
Campaign Service Records ~ Military Death Certificates
Abstracts of Military Service ~ WW I & II Service Cards
Registers of Deaths, Army, 1860-1889 ~ Deceased Union Veterans
Veteran's Compensation Applications
~ Military Academy
Military Transport Service during War Time
Washington Soldier Home Records
"Jan has left for Greener Pastures..."
Her legacy rests in the work
she has done to further Family Research
and in her dedication to the
The ORGenWeb Administrative Team
State Coordinator: Bob
Assistant State Coordinator: Martha
A Crosley Graham
Washington County Coordinator:
Martha A Crosley Graham
Our thanks to Access Genealogy for hosting our web site.
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contained on all of the pages within the Washington
County portion of the ORGenWeb
may be used for personal
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