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This site is undergoing a major rewrite and update. The prior site was lost with the death of Dan L. the prior coordinator. I was unable to get access to the site, before it was removed from the private server it was stored on. I have been able to recover some records from an archive that saved a few records.

If you have questions or comments, or would like to donate biographies, histories, etc. please feel free to email the NEW coordinator, Jan Bony

Currently the majority of our links are outside this site, but I'm working to get that fixed.

Recently added to site: Biographies and Recovered list of Surnames from various 2003 records at the Yamhill County Historical Society. Also, Post offices with histories and dates, Cities, towns & communities of Yahmill County. Check out the Research page for other items, including new Cemeteries page.

Site last updated: 9 February 2020
County History

From the website Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Yamhill was the second of the four original districts created by the Provisional Legislature in 1843. Its boundaries were drawn to include all the area from the Willamette River west to the Pacific Ocean and from the Yamhill River south to the California border. The district consisted of 12,000 square miles; however, twelve counties were eventually created from Yamhill County leaving 709 square miles within its present borders.
The county shares borders with
Washington County to the north,
Tillamook County to the west,
Polk County to the south,
and Marion and Clackamas Counties to the east.

Off Site Links

Fort Yamhill Blockhouse
Fort Yamhill Blockhouse by Gary Halvorson, Oregon State Archives

In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database.

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 that 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.

The Oregon GenWeb Project is an extension of the KY GenWeb Project.

The person responsible for this Yamhill County site is NEW coordinator Jan Bony if you are interested in adding any data.