Josephine County, Oregon Genealogy Guide

Josephine County, Oregon (Map It) was created on January 22, 1856 from the western half of Jackson County. The county was named in honor of Virginia "Josephine" Rollins, the first white woman to make this county her home. Learn More About State of Oregon History.

Josephine County is bordered by Curry County (west), Jackson County (east), Douglas County (north), Del Norte County, California (southwest), Siskiyou County, California (south).

Josephine County Cities and Towns include Cave Junction, Grants Pass. A Map of Josephine County, Oregon contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Josephine County, Oregon Courthouse Records

Josephine County, Oregon Courthouse
Josephine County, OR Courthouse

The Josephine County Courthouse is located in Grants Pass, Oregon. Learn More About State of Oregon Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Josephine county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Josephine County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1857 and Land Records from 1854. The County Clerk has many duties which include vital statistics (births, deaths, marriage) and keeps a permanent public record of real estate transactions.
  • Josephine County Circuit Court Clerk has Court Records from 1848 and Probate Records from 1854. The County Circuit Court Clerk has general jurisdiction over all civil and criminal cases, and typically handle cases beyond the jurisdiction of other courts. Circuit Courts also handle divorce, child custody, disputes over title to land, probate matters, juvenile cases, guardianship, adoption, involuntary commitment, and requests for injunctions.
  • Josephine County Records Inventory The Oregon Historical County Records Guide includes descriptions and listings for each type of record in the inventory. Each series description includes a title and a description of how the records are used (function); types of records that may be included in each category (physical content); type of information that may be found (informational content)

Josephine County, Oregon Census Records

Josephine County, Oregon Vital Records

Josephine County, Oregon Resources

Josephine County, Oregon External Links

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