Marion County ORGenWeb
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for any inconvenience this causes you during your research. I will do my
best to have the new site on line and working properly within the coming
|Hi! My name is Constance, I am the new
coordinator of Wasco County ORGenWeb. If you have problems with the
website, comments about, or if you would like to contribute information
to the Marion County Project, please email me.
Because I don't live in Marion county I am unable to do on site
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|Marion County, then called Champooick, was created by the
Provisional Government in 1843,
16 years before Oregon
gained statehood. In 1849 the
name was changed to Marion
in honor of Gen. Francis Marion.
Larger Photo 1914
|The county, located in the heart
of the Willamette Valley, has the Willamette River as its western
boundary and the Cascade Range on the east. Salem, the county
seat, is one of the valley’s oldest cities.
Among its public buildings are
the Marion County Courthouse, Courthouse Square county office building
and Cherriots bus transit mall (opened in September 2000), State Capitol,
Capitol Mall buildings and Salem Civic Center. The county was presided
over by the Marion County Court until January 1, 1963, when the court was
abolished and replaced by a Board of Commissioners.
the ORGenWeb Project
In March and April, 1996,
a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy
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 ORGenWeb Project is an extension of the
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