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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, OR Courthouse
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
- Learn More: State of Oregon Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- Territory & State Population Schedules: 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905.
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Umatilla County, Oregon Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Oregon Vital Records
- Birth & Death Records: from 1903 to present
- Marriage Records: from 1911 to present
- Divorce Records: from 1925 to present
- Locations: Oregon Vital Records - Center for Health Statistics, Oregon State Archives
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Oregon Vital Records - Center for Health Statistics, 800 NE Oregon Street, Ste 205, Portland, OR 97293; (971) 673-1190
Umatilla County, Oregon Resources
- Umatilla County Historical Society
- Umatilla Museum
- Blue Mountain Genealogical Society
- Umatilla County, Oregon Message Boards
- Umatilla County, Oregon Genealogy Forum