Project: Oregon

Categories: Oregon | Oregon Projects

The Oregon Project is part of the United States History Project.

Welcome to the Oregon Project!

The purpose of this project is to coordinate all Oregon related projects and resources and combine that information into one place.

Oregon Counties
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


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:

Are you interested in the Oregon Project?united_states.gif

Answer our United States G2G welcome post and you will be awarded the United States Project badge. Make sure to include the State (s) that you are interested in.

Add united_states and Oregon to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all of our discussions in your G2G Feed.

For a full list of participants in the United States Project, see the badge report.

Please see our list of goals and tasks below for ways you can help


The template is {{United States|sub-project=Oregon}} which will give you:

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

This above template is for use only on profiles that are of importance to the project or need to be PPP'd and managed by the project.

It is not for every single person from Oregon. The following stickers might be used in that circumstance:

The Oregon project recommends the Nonmigrating Ancestor template because of its flexibility:

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Native Oregonian (born, married, and died in Multnomah County)
{{Nonmigrating Ancestor
|addinfo=Native Oregonian (born, married, and died in Multnomah County)

The Oregon Sticker is another option.

Oregon Sticker Directions
Deceased persons {{Oregon Sticker}}
... ... ... was an Oregonian.
Living Persons {{Oregon Sticker|living=y}}
... ... ... is an Oregonian.


The overall goals of the US History Project are to create and develop profiles on WikiTree for those who lived in the state of Oregon. To meet these goals:

  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. If profiles were loaded by GEDCOM, use WikiTree Styles and Standards to clean up residue and broken links.
  3. Search out original rather than derivative documentation and add sources.
  4. Write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies.
  5. Make sure profiles of all family members are correct and documented.
  6. Profiles need to be linked to the greater WikiTree. Try to find the connection.

List of Things to Do

  1. Need space pages created and developed for Oregon counties and linked to this page. Would you like to lead a county project?
  2. If you have any Oregon state resources that you are willing to do lookups, please add them to the Oregon Resources Page.
  3. If you live in Oregon, please consider adding Catalog: Oregon Research Assistance to your Wikitree profile page.

Ongoing List of Things to Do

  1. Cemeteries in Oregon need to be photographed and the categories added to profiles on WikiTree. See the Oregon Cemeteries Project
  2. Add profiles for those who obtained land grants and homesteaded in Oregon. See the Homesteaders Project
  3. Help develop the Native Americans Project with information about Oregon state tribes.
  4. Work on Oregon's unconnected and unsourced profiles.
  5. Create new profiles for people of Oregon who are documented in a family member's profile, but might not have their own profiles yet. See Needs Profiles Created
  6. Work on Suggestions for profiles from Oregon, as reported by the Data Doctors Project.
  7. 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.

Town and County Projects

Oregon Related Categories on WikiTree

Related Projects and Pages on WikiTree

Online Publications

  • OffBeatOregon - Offbeat Oregon History, a public-history resource for the state we love.

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