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Oregon Obituaries

Participating Newspapers
Baker County
Baker City Herald - Baker City (daily) - Archives
The Record Courier - Baker City (weekly) - Archives
Hells Canyon Journal - Halfway - Archives
Malheur County
Argus Observer - Archives
Wasco County
The Dalles Chronicle - Archives
Public Domain Obituaries (pre-1929) and Abstracts
The following table of the Oregon counties has active links (underlined names) to the counties that have obituaries online in the Oregon USGenWeb Archives.
Baker
Benton
Clackamas
Clatsop
Columbia
Coos
Crook
Curry
Deshutes
Douglas
Gilliam
Grant
Harney
Hood River
Jackson
Jefferson
Josephine
Klamath
Lake
Lane
Lincoln
Linn
Malheur
Marion
Morrow
Multnomah
Polk
Sherman
Tillamook
Umatilla
Union
Wallowa
Wasco
Washington
Wheeler
Yamhill
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Here is how you can help with the Oregon Obituary Project:
  • To volunteer send your name, email address, and the newspaper you will be working from, make a note if you are indexing or submitting whole obits. Once a month, you will email me your file of obit information. We will then place them online. Questions or comments, please contact me, Maggie Stewart.
  • Contact local newspapers to ask permission for the USGenWeb Archives Project to archive their obituaries. Here is a sample letter to send to the newspapers. Contact me with the name of the newspaper and name and title of person granting permission from the publication.
  • Check with state archives and genealogical societies to locate microfilm or other sources of pre-1923 (public domain) newspapers to transcribe obituaries from.
  • Something to think about, some newspapers offer subscriptions by mail.
  • Volunteer to transcribe obituaries from newspapers already granting permission (must have access to their publication or website).
  • Copyright Law: The Oregon Obituary Project will abide by today's copyright laws. Obituaries published after December 31, 1922, unless:
    1. you are/were the original author of the obituary, or
    2. the newspaper in question grants permission to reprint the obituary, or
    3. the obituary is that of a family member (you must give the relation), or
    4. you submit an abstract/INDEX of your obituaries. A good abstract might give the paper's name, name of deceased, age, date of death, and date that the obituary appears in the paper (in parenthesis).
  • Tips for Locating an Obituary can be found at this link.

  • To submit obituaries, email them to me at mags.cis@gmail.com or use the automated submission forms at http://www.poppet.org/orfiles/.


This page was last revised Tuesday, 26-Nov-2013 18:42:34 EST

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Obituary Archives Project Coordinator - Maggie Stewart

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