Project: Oregon

Categories: Oregon | Oregon Project | Oregon Projects | United States Project | Volunteers Needed

This project is part of the United States Project


Welcome to the Oregon State Project!

The state of Oregon was previously part of the Oregon Territory and became the 33rd state of the U.S. on February 14, 1859.

How to Join

It is not necessary that you be related to someone who lived in the state of Oregon or live there yourself to join. Anyone with an interest is welcome! If you would like to participate, please do the following:

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The purpose of this project is to coordinate all Oregon-related projects and resources and combine that information into one place. Our goal is to create and develop profiles on WikiTree for those who lived in the state of Oregon.


The following table provides links to space pages for each county in Oregon. If you would like to be a member of a county, send the project leader a private message, and you will be added to the trusted list. Currently, all counties need team leaders!

Baker Benton Clackamas Clatsop Columbia Coos Crook Curry Deschutes
Douglas Gilliam Grant Harney Hood River Jackson Jefferson Josephine Klamath
Lake Lane Lincoln Linn Malheur Marion Morrow Multnomah Polk
Sherman Tillamook Umatilla Union Wallowa Wasco Washington Wheeler Yamhill

Task List


  1. Add Oregon-related profiles, checking for existing profiles to avoid duplication. If any duplicate profiles exist, request merges, starting with the oldest generation.
  2. See the Oregon State Maintenance Category "Needs" categories
    1. Needs GEDCOM Cleanup If profiles were loaded by GEDCOM, use WikiTree Styles and Standards to clean up residue and broken links.
    2. Needs Biography: Write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies.
    3. Needs Profiles Created: Profiles need to be linked to the greater WikiTree. Try to find the connection. Make sure profiles of all family members are correct and documented.
    4. Needs More Records: Search out original rather than derivative documentation and add sources.
      1. Unsourced Profiles
      2. Needs Birth Record
      3. Needs Marriage Record
      4. Needs Death Record
  3. Add profiles for those who obtained land grants and homesteaded in Oregon. See the Homesteaders Project
  4. Help develop the Native Americans Project with information about Oregon state tribes.
  5. Add profiles for the men who died in World War I, serving from Oregon in the Great War project and for the Roll of Honor project.
  6. Register Cliff



  1. Work on Oregon's unconnected and unsourced profiles.
  2. Work on Suggestions for profiles from Oregon, as reported by the Data Doctors Project.

State Resources

Oregon Genealogy Resources

  1. If you find a free online resource:
    1. Check to make sure a free-space page doesn't already exist.
    2. Create space page - see: Share Source on WikiTree
    3. Add internal link to new page to the correction section on Sources-Oregon page
  2. If you have any Oregon state resources that you are willing to do lookups on, please add them to the Resources Page.
  3. If you live in Oregon, please consider adding Category: Oregon Research Assistance to your Wikitree profile page.



Projects and Pages


Project Box

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... ... ... is a part of Oregon history.
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Discuss: Oregon

For profiles needing Project Protection only. Be sure to add the United States Project as manager of the profile:

Profile Stickers

See: Oregon Sticker for more details

... ... ... was an Oregonian.

Deceased persons

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... ... ... is an Oregonian.

Living Persons

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See: Nonmigrating Ancestory Sticker for more details

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Native Oregonian (born, married, and died in Multnomah County)

This sticker has more flexibility

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