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.
|Wheeler County, Oregon|
Location in the state of Oregon
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
|Founded||February 17, 1899|
|Address||Wheeler County Courthouse|
701 Adams Street
P O Box 327
Fossil, Or 97830
Wheeler County Website
- 1 County Information
- 2 Wheeler County, Oregon Record Dates
- 3 County Courthouse
- 4 Historical Facts
- 5 Places / Localities
- 6 Resources
- 6.1 Archives and Libraries
- 6.2 Biography
- 6.3 Cemeteries
- 6.4 Census
- 6.5 Church History and Records
- 6.6 Court Records
- 6.7 Gazetteers
- 6.8 History
- 6.9 Land and Property
- 6.10 Maps
- 6.11 Military History and Records
- 6.12 Newspapers
- 6.13 Probate Records
- 6.14 Taxation
- 6.15 Vital Records
- 7 Societies, Libraries and Museums
- 8 Websites
- 9 Wheeler County Oregon Genealogy References
The County was named for Henry H. Wheeler. The County is located in the north central area of the state. 
Wheeler County, Oregon Record DatesEdit
County Clerk has probate records from 1899 and land records.
Clerk Circuit Court has divoce and court records. 
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).
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
Named for Henry H. Wheeler, a early settler who owned a farm near Mitchell.
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
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:
Archives and LibrariesEdit
|Tombstone Transcriptions Online||Tombstone Transcriptions in Print||List of Cemeteries in the county|
|Findagrave.com||Family History Library||Findagrave.com|
|See Oregon Cemeteries for more information.|
Church History and RecordsEdit
Land and PropertyEdit
Military History and RecordsEdit
- 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
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
Family History Centers
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
- Wheeler County, OR History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
- Oregon Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- Oregon Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- The Wheeler GenWeb Project, part of The ORGenWeb Project, a state project affiliated with The USGenWeb Project.
- USGenWeb Archives
- USGenWeb Archives (backup site)
- FamilySearch FamilySearch Catalog
Wheeler County Oregon Genealogy ReferencesEdit
- Wikipedia contributors, "Wheeler, Oregon" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheeler_County,_Oregon accessed 29 Nov 2018
- 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.
- 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.
- WorldCat 50140092; FHL Collection Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)
- Wikipedia contributors, "Wheeler County, Oregon" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheeler_County,_Oregon, accessed 20 January 2019.