Hood River County, Oregon Genealogy Guide2016-06-07T17:34:14+00:00

Hood River County, Oregon Genealogy Guide

Hood River County, Oregon (Map It) was created on June 23, 1908 from Wasco County. The county was named for the Hood River (a tributary of the Columbia River), which flows through the county . Learn More About State of Oregon History.

Hood River County is bordered by Multnomah County (west), Clackamas County (southwest), Wasco County (southeast), Klickitat County, Washington (northeast), Skamania County, Washington (north).

Hood River County Cities and Towns include Cascade Locks, Hood River. A Map of Hood River County, Oregon contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Hood River County, Oregon Courthouse Records

Hood River County, Oregon Courthouse
Hood River County, OR Courthouse

The Hood River County Courthouse is located in Hood River, 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 Hood River 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.

  • Hood River County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1908 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.
  • Hood River County Circuit Court Clerk has Court Records from 1868 and Probate Records from 1875. 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.
  • Hood River 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)

Hood River County, Oregon Census Records

Hood River County, Oregon Vital Records

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