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Wheeler County, Oregon Genealogy

Guide to Wheeler County, Oregon ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Wheeler County, Oregon
Map
Map of Oregon highlighting Wheeler County
Location in the state of Oregon
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oregon
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 17, 1899
County Seat Fossil
Courthouse
Address Wheeler County Courthouse
701 Adams Street
P O Box 327
Fossil, Or 97830
Phone 541-763-2400
Wheeler County Website



County InformationEdit

DescriptionEdit

The County was named for Henry H. Wheeler. The County is located in the north central area of the state. [1]

Wheeler County, Oregon Record DatesEdit

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1915 1896 1915 1888 1865 1887 1845
Statewide registration for births and deaths in 1903. General compliance year unknown.

County CourthouseEdit

County Clerk has probate records from 1899 and land records.
Clerk Circuit Court has divoce and court records. [3]


Wheeler County Government

County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Wheeler County Court House as of June 2008.

Wheeler County Court is structured differently. Check the County Records Inventory link for addresses for location of records (left column).

Record LossEdit

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Historical FactsEdit

Parent CountiesEdit

17 February 1899: Wheeler County was created from Crook, Gilliam and Grant Counties. [4]

Named for Henry H. Wheeler, a early settler who owned a farm near Mitchell.

Boundary ChangesEdit

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.

Places / LocalitiesEdit

Populated PlacesEdit

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator.

The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[5]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
  • Wetmore
  • Winlock
Ghost towns


Neighboring CountiesEdit

Crook | Gilliam | Grant | Jefferson | Morrow | Wasco

ResourcesEdit

Archives and LibrariesEdit

BiographyEdit

CemeteriesEdit

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
ORGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
ORGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
ORInterment
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Oregon Cemeteries for more information.

CensusEdit

  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church History and RecordsEdit

Court RecordsEdit

GazetteersEdit

HistoryEdit

Land and PropertyEdit

MapsEdit

Sherman CountyGilliam CountyMorrow CountyWasco CountyJefferson CountyCrook CountyGrant CountyOR WHEELER.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Military History and RecordsEdit

Civil WarEdit

World War IEdit

NewspapersEdit

Probate RecordsEdit

Online Records

TaxationEdit

Vital RecordsEdit

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.

Birth RecordsEdit

Delayed Birth Certificates


Birth Registers

Marriage RecordsEdit

  1. 1826-1975 - Oregon, United States Marriages at FindMyPast — index $
  2. Extractions of early marriages are listed on the Western States Marriage Index
  3. Marriage Index 1885-1896 Actually is a book of affiants reporting the marriages. Historical Records Collection

Death RecordsEdit

Societies, Libraries and MuseumsEdit

Family History Centers
Edit

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.

WebsitesEdit

Wheeler County Oregon Genealogy ReferencesEdit

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Wheeler, Oregon" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheeler_County,_Oregon accessed 29 Nov 2018
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wheeler 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.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wheeler County, Oregon page 574, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. WorldCat 50140092; FHL Collection Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Wheeler County, Oregon" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheeler_County,_Oregon, accessed 20 January 2019.