Union County, Oregon Genealogy Guide

Union County, Oregon (Map It) was created on October 14, 1864 from Baker County. The county was named for the town of Union, which had been established two years before and named by its founders for the "Union" of the states during the Civil War. . Learn More About State of Oregon History.

Union County is bordered by Umatilla County (west), Wallowa County (east), Baker County (south), Grant County (southwest).

Union County Cities and Towns include Cove, Elgin, Imbler, Island City, La Grande, North Powder, Summerville, Union. A Map of Union County, Oregon contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Union County, Oregon Courthouse Records

Union County, Oregon Courthouse
Union County, OR Courthouse

The Union County Courthouse is located in La Grande, 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 Union 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.

  • Union County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1864 and Land Records from 1864. The County Clerk has many duties which include vital statistics (births, deaths, marriage) and keeps a permanent public record of real estate transactions.
  • Union County Circuit Court Clerk has Court Records from 1864 and Probate Records from 1864. 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.
  • Union 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)

Union County, Oregon Census Records

Union County, Oregon Vital Records

Union County, Oregon Resources

Union County, Oregon External Links

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