Klamath County, Oregon Genealogy
Guide to Klamath County, Oregon ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Klamath County, Oregon|
Location in the state of Oregon
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
|Founded||October 17, 1882|
|County Seat||Klamath Falls|
|Address||Klamath County Courthouse|
304 Main Street
Klamath Falls, Or 97601-6385
Klamath County Website
- 1 County Information
- 2 Klamath County, Oregon Record Dates
- 3 County Courthouse
- 4 Historical Facts
- 5 Places / Localities
- 6 Resources
- 6.1 Biography
- 6.2 Cemeteries
- 6.3 Census
- 6.4 Church History and Records (Rural)
- 6.5 Court
- 6.6 Gazetteers
- 6.7 History
- 6.8 Land and Property
- 6.9 Maps
- 6.10 Military
- 6.11 Newspapers
- 6.12 Probate Records
- 6.13 Rivers and Waterways
- 6.14 Taxation
- 6.15 Vital Records
- 7 Societies, Libraries and Museums
- 8 Genealogy Websites
- 9 Klamath County Oregon Genealogy References
The County was named for the Klamath. The County is located in the south central area of the state. 
Klamath County, Oregon Record DatesEdit
County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1882
and military records from 1919.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, probate and court records. 
County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Klamath County Court House as of August 2006.
Klamath County Court is structured differently. Check the County Records Inventory link for addresses for location of records (left column).
- Record Loss:
Named for a tribe of Native Americans living in the area at the time the first white explorers entered the region, the Klamaths.
Tidbits: Little biographic bits associated with the names of non-population localities.
For animated maps illustrating Oregon County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Oregon County Boundary Maps" (1843-1975) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
Places / LocalitiesEdit
The following are locations in the county:
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator
|Native American communities|
Defunct Post OfficesEdit
- Algoma: The town was named for the Algoma Lumber Company. The name is said to be an Indian word formed from Algonquin and goma, meaning Algonquin waters. Post Office was established in 1912 and closed in 1943. The town was a company townsite to support employees of Algoma Lumber Company.
- Altamont: Altamont post office was in service from January 1893 to February 1902, with George W. Smith postmaster.
Information about localities, too small or too brief to describe in separate pages. Exception to this are Post Offices. Trivia Tidbits
|Tombstone Transcriptions Online||Tombstone Transcriptions in Print||List of Cemeteries in the county|
|Findagrave.com||Family History Library||Findagrave.com|
|ORGenWeb Archives||WorldCat||Billion Graves|
|See Oregon Cemeteries for more information.|
Church History and Records (Rural)Edit
Land and PropertyEdit
- 1861-1865 - Oregon, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865 at FamilySearch — index
World War IEdit
- 1919-1920 - Oregon, World War I, County Military Service Records, 1919-1920 at FamilySearch — index
- 1921-1938 - Oregon, World War I, Veteran State Aid Applications, 1921-1938 at FamilySearch — index and images
Online Historical Newspapers - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.
Rivers and WaterwaysEdit
Details about the rivers and waterways where farms and settlements are often found along them. >> Rivers and Waterways
See also How to order Oregon Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for Oregon Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail.
Delayed Birth Certificates
- 1826-1975 - Oregon, United States Marriages at FindMyPast — index $
- Extractions of early marriages are listed on the Western States Marriage Index
- Marriage Index 1885-1896 Actually is a book of affiants reporting the marriages. Historical Records Collection
Societies, Libraries and MuseumsEdit
Klamath Basin Genealogical Society
c/o Klamath County Library
126 South 3rd St.
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Klamath County Museum
1451 Main St.
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Family History CentersEdit
Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.
- For current information about a center near you, go to the Family History Center Map
- Chiloquin Oregon Family History Center Highway 62 S Highway 422 Chiloquin OR 97624 United States
- Klamath Falls Oregon Family History Center 6630 Alva Ave Klamath Falls OR 97603 United States Location Map
- Yonna Valley Oregon Family History Center(Bonanza)26627 Hwy 140 E Bonanza, OR 97623 United States Location Map
- Klamath County, OR History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
- Oregon Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- Oregon Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- The Klamath County GenWeb Project part of The ORGenWeb Project
- The USGenWeb Archives Project
- The USGenWeb Archives Project (Backup site)
Klamath County Oregon Genealogy ReferencesEdit
- Wikipedia contributors, "Klamath, Oregon" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klamath_County,_Oregon accessed 27 Nov 2018
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Klamath County, Oregon . Page 572-574 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 563-564.
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Klamath County, Oregon page 573, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- WorldCat 50140092; FHL Collection Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)
- Wikipedia contributors, "Klamath County, Oregon," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klamath_County,_Oregon, accessed 10 November 2018.