Umatilla County, Oregon Genealogy Guide

Umatilla County, Oregon (Map It) was created on September 27, 1862 from a portion of Wasco County. The county was named for the Sahaptin word, possibly meaning laughing waters. Learn More About State of Oregon History.

Umatilla County is bordered by Benton County, Washington (north), Walla Walla County, Washington (north), Columbia County, Washington (northeast), Wallowa County (east), Union County (east), Grant County (south), Morrow County (west).

Umatilla County Cities and Towns include Adams, Athena, Echo, Helix, Hermiston, Milton-Freewater, Pendleton, Pilot Rock, Stanfield, Ukiah, Umatilla, Weston. A Map of Umatilla County, Oregon contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Umatilla County, Oregon Courthouse Records

Umatilla County, Oregon Courthouse
Umatilla County, OR Courthouse

The Umatilla County Courthouse is located in Pendleton, 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 Umatilla 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.

  • Umatilla County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1862 and Land Records from 1861. The County Clerk has many duties which include vital statistics (births, deaths, marriage) and keeps a permanent public record of real estate transactions.
  • Umatilla County Circuit Court Clerk has Court Records from 1863 and Probate Records from 1862. 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.
  • Umatilla 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)

Umatilla County, Oregon Census Records

Umatilla County, Oregon Vital Records

Umatilla County, Oregon Resources

Umatilla County, Oregon External Links