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Oregon, Douglas County Records, 1850-1983
This article describes a collection of records at
Douglas, Oregon, 
United States
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Location of Douglas County, Oregon
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Location of Oregon
Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1850-1983
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
County Clerk, Roseburg, Oregon

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection consists of the following:

  • Deed records and indexes (1852-1920)
  • Marriage records and indexes (1913-1950)

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Oregon, Douglas County Records, 1850-1983.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:


  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Marriage date and place
  • Name of county in which each reside
  • Names of witnesses
  • Name and title of officiator at ceremony

Land and property

  • Names of interested individuals
  • Date of transaction
  • Monies exchanged
  • Legal description of the land parcel
  • Name of witnesses
  • Death or estate information
  • Names of dependent children

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

Record Record Type Years
County Journal 1853-1939
County Journal index 1853-1940
Court Civil court and naturalization index 1859-1899
Court Coroner's inquests 1911-1960
Court Coroner's inquests index 1869-1972
Land and property Deed 1853-1921
Land and property Deed index-direct 1852-1941
Land and property Deed index-indirect 1852-1941
Land and property Deed record and patents 1900-1920
Land and property Index to mining claims-direct and indirect 1857-1955
Land and property Mining claim index 1857-1955
Land and property Mining claims 1891-1955
Land and property Mining claims-direct index 1857-1955
Land and property Mining conveyance index 1887-1983
Land and property Mining conveyances 1887-1960
Land and property Miscellaneous and mining claims 1861-1891
Land and property Water registration 1904-1914
Medical Register of Physicians, midwives, and undertakers 1915
Naturalization Civil court and naturalization index 1859-1899
Naturalization Declarations of intention 1853-1972
Naturalization Index 1859-1960
Naturalization Orders of the court, admitting or denying 1930-1969
Naturalization Petition evidence 1891-1928
Naturalization Petitions for naturalization 1904 1960
Pensions Old age applications 1934-1936
Pensions Old age pension register 1934-1936
Probate Bonds 1890-1940
Probate Case files 1852-1963
Probate Court journal 1859-1863
Probate Estate docket 1884-1894
Probate estate index 1859-1928
Probate journal 1859-1930
Probate Letters of administration 1906-1935
Probate Letters of administration and guardianship 1892-1914
Probate Letters of guardianship 1915-1953
Probate Letters testamentary wills 1912-1942
Probate Mortgage index indirect 1853-1966
Probate Mortgage index-direct 1850-1966
Probate Mortgage index-direct and indirect 1850-1955
Probate Probate index 1857-1955
Probate Widows with dependent children account register 1913-1927
Probate Wills 1859-1930
Tax Tax assessment roll 1873
Vital Birth 1903-1922
Vital Deaths 1903-1920
Vital Marriage 1859-1952
Vital Marriage records supplements 1852-1950
Voter Registration 1900-1914

Coverage Map[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the person
  • The date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

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  1. Select the Record Type, Volume, Date Range to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Search for vital records, such as birth, marriage and death
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
  • Use the information found in the record to find land and property records
  • Use the information found in the record to find probate records
  • If applicable, search for immigration and naturalization records as well

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching a nearby locality
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, of even initials

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Oregon.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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