Yamhill County, Oregon Genealogy Guide

Yamhill County, Oregon (Map It) was created on July 05, 1843 as one of the four original counties created in Oregon . The county was named for the  Yamhelas, members of the Kalapuya Native American family, who lived along the Yamhill River in the western Willamette Valley. . Learn More About State of Oregon History.

Yamhill County is bordered by Clackamas County (east), Marion County (southeast), Polk County (south), Tillamook County (west), Washington County (north).

Yamhill County Cities and Towns include Amity, Carlton, Dayton, Dundee, Lafayette, McMinnville, Newberg, Sheridan, Willamina (on Polk-Yamhill county border), Yamhill A Map of Yamhill County, Oregon contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Yamhill County, Oregon Courthouse Records

Yamhill County, Oregon Courthouse
Yamhill County, OR Courthouse

The Yamhill County Courthouse is located in McMinnville, 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 Yamhill 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.

  • Yamhill County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1856 and Land Records from 1852. The County Clerk has many duties which include vital statistics (births, deaths, marriage) and keeps a permanent public record of real estate transactions.
  • Yamhill County Circuit Court Clerk has Court Records from 1849 and Probate Records from 1843. 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.
  • Yamhill 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)

Yamhill County, Oregon Census Records

Yamhill County, Oregon Vital Records

Yamhill County, Oregon Resources

Yamhill County, Oregon External Links

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