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Counties in blue are not hosted and are looking to be adopted!!

Benton

Clackamas

Clatsop

Columbia

Coos

Crook

Curry

Deschutes

Douglas

Gilliam

Grant

Harney

Harney

Hood River

Jackson

Jefferson

Josephine

Lake

Lane
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Lincoln

Linn
Hosted by Jim Dezotell

Malheur

Marion

Morrow

Multnomah

Polk

Sherman

Tillamook

Umatilla 

Union

Wallowa

Wasco

Washington

Wheeler


Defunct Counties


Umpqua

Champoeg (now Marion)

Tualatin (now Washington)


Hello, my name is Jim Dezotell and I'm your host for Oregon. You can contact us from specific county pages if you have any questions, comments or contributions for that area. If you have anything to share with for the state of Oregon please EMAIL me.

Have a great day, look around and enjoy!
I will be regularly adding information and you can keep checking the update box below to see what is new since your last visit. Most of the counties need a host of their own, perhaps that is something you might be interested in? Check out the Volunteer Page to find out how to come on board as a new host. If you don't feel like hosting is for you, please consider sending me your information to include online.  I would love to have it and you never know how helpful it could be for someone else!

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STATE UPDATES

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December 24, 2013

Obituaries added: Charles Newton

Military news articles added: Fort Harney closing (1880)

News articles added: Exploration of Central Oregon (1866); Jugwumps, Mt. Hood railroad (1888)

Military Items added: Ex-Soldiers from Oregon living in Iowa

Pioneer Data: Oregon Donation Land Claims (genealogical material), Death List of Oregon Pioneers

Biographies added: Peter Burnett, Orville Pratt, Samuel Thurston, William Upton, Jesse Applegate



August 24, 2013

News articles added:bridge speed limit, Woman Suffrage, Dog eating, Sen. Whiteaker travel plans, Railroad magnates  (1879)

Ship wrecks added: Tacoma (1883)



July 28, 2013

News article added: President Hayes comes to Oregon (1880), Execution appeal (1882), New counties (1882)

Shipwreck added: Lupatua (1881)

Obituary added for Lewis Judson, Eli Barnum, Martha Westfall, Joseph Gale, Unknown Simmons

Military news: Pensioner list needed (1882)


June 18, 2013

1916 news articles added on post masters and a dam. Added WWI Honor Roll

May 31, 2013

New pioneer section added with a news article on Oregon Pioneer Necrology (special thanks to S. Gruver)


April 26, 2013

1882 news article on Chinese immigration, Ike Longstreet conviction.
1890 news article on the sixth district judgeship.  Orpha Meacham biography added.


January 31, 2013

New section for news articles related to Oregon with new data added for 1895

Obits add for Unknown Douglas

Biographies added for: J. H. Robbins, L. Samuels

1923, 1934 clemency list added to news articles


December 30, 2012

1862 News article added on the location of the capital.

1863 military news article added.

Juna & Elnorah added to shipwrecks

Death notices added for Wang-te-luin, Stephen Rogers

New section added for old time recipes

September, 30, 2012

New to the site: Military in the news and general obituaries for the state



                           

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