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Salem Oregon Public Library Online History Project

Salem Public Library
Central Library
585 Liberty St. SE
Salem,Oregon 97301

West Salem Library
395 Glen Creek Rd NW
Salem, Oregon 97305

Marion County Oregon Genealogy Archives
On online dababase of free genealogy records
~ USGenWeb Archives ~

Oregon State Library
250 Winter St. NE
Salem, OR 97301-3950
Phone: 503-378-4243
Fax: 503-585-8059

Oregon State
University Libraries

121 The Valley Library
Corvallis OR 97331-4501
Phone: (541) 7373331
~ Databases ~

University of Oregon Libraries
1501 Kincaid Street
Eugene, OR 97403-1299
Phone: (541) 346-3053
FAX: (541) 346-3485
Rare Books, Manuscripts and Archives

Center for Columbia River History
1109 E. 5th Street
Vancouver, WA 98661
Phone: (360) 258-3289
FAX: (360) 258-0030

Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Oregon State Archives
800 Summer Street NE
Salem OR 97310
Phone: (503) 373-0701
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Family History Centers
LDS Genealogy
Mormon Genealogy

Salem Oregon
4550 Lone Oak Road SE
Salem, Oregon
Phone: 503-378-0383

Salem Oregon East
862 45th Street NE
Salem, Oregon
Phone: 503-371-0453

Woodburn Oregon
1000 Country Club Road
Woodburn, Oregon
Phone: 583-981-4731

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Historical & Genealogical Societies are a great resource for local genealogical records and history of the area.

Aurora Colony
Historical Society

Corner of
Second & Liberty Streets
PO Box 202
Aurora, OR 97002
Phone: (503) 678-5754

Marion County
Historical Society

260 12th Street SE
Salem, Oregon 97301-4101
Phone: 503-364-2128
Fax (503) 391-5356

Oregon Electric Railway Historical Society
3995 Brooklake Road
Brooks, OR 97303

Willamette Valley Genealogical Society
Oregon State Library
250 Winter St. NE
P.O. Box 2083
Salem, Oregon 97308

Genealogical Council of Oregon

Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon

Oregon-California Trails Association

Oregon Genealogical Society

Oregon Historical Society

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Marion County
Oregon Genealogy & Family History Resources

Cities, Towns, Villages & Communities:
Aumsville, Aurora, Brooks, Detroit, Hubbard, Keizer, Marion, Mill City, Salem, Scotts Mills, Silverton, Stayton, Sublimity, Turner, Woodburn

Established: July 5, 1843
Original County
County Seat: Salem (Oregon State Capital)

  Birth, Death, Marriage, & Divorce Records

  • Marion County Oregon Marriage Records
    I Dream Of Genealogy
  • Social Security Death Index
    The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. This file now contains over 89 million death records.
  Census, Voter and Tax Records
  Cemeteries & Burial Records
  Obituary & Newspaper Articles
  • Statesman Journal
    280 Church St. NE
    P.O. Box 13009 | Salem, Oregon 97309
    (503) 399-6622 | (800) 452-2511
  • Obituary Collection
    This database is a compilation of obituaries published in U.S. newspapers, collected from various online sources. ~ Ancestry.com
  • Read Historic Newspapers Online
    Read history as it was happening in more than 16 million pages from over 1000 different newspapers across the US, U.K. and Canada dating back to the 1700's. ~ Ancestry.com
  Immigration & Naturalization Records
  • Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
    Updated annually, this database is an index to passengers who arrived in United States and Canadian ports from the 1500s through the 1900s. It contains listings of approximately 4,588,000 individuals and references thousands of different records compiled from everything from original passenger lists to personal diaries. For each individual listed, you may find the following information: name, age, year and place of arrival, and the source of the record.
  Military Records
  Land Records & Maps
  Church & Bible Records
  Court, Wills & Probate Records

  City & Farm Directories
  • R.C. Polk & Company
    Marion Counties Directories - Selected Years Available at:
    Salem Public Library
    585 Liberty St. SE
    Salem,Oregon 97301
    (Also contains some Tax Lists)
  Genealogy & Family History Resources
  Biographies, Correspondence & Diaries
  Occupations, Education & Institutions
  • Department of Corrections
    2575 Center St NE
    Salem, OR 97310-0470
  • Oregon State Insane Asylum - Salem
  • Oregon State Penitentiary
    2605 State St
    Salem, OR 97310-0505
  Ethnic Genealogy Resources
  History & Culture
  Museums & Historical Places
  Miscellaneous Resources

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