Research Guide

Here are some resources to get you started with your Yamhill County history research. 

 

  • Birth Certificates 1903-1912
  • Cemetary Records
  • Census Records 1850 to 1910
  • Death Certificates 1904-1955
  • Donation Land Claim Records
  • Family Surname Files
  • School Histories
  • General Oregon history books
  • Oral History CDs
  • History Presentations
  • Early Jail Rosters

 

Other Yamhill County Museums

Sheridan Museum of History

245 S. Bridge Street, Sheridan, OR  

Open: Saturdays 10-3

 

Willamina History Museum

188 D Street, Willamina, Oregon 97396  

Open: Saturdays and Sundays 1-4

 

Historic Building Records

McMinnville

Newberg

Dayton

Sheridan

Oregon Historic Sites Survey

Oregon Historic Sites Database

 

Yamhill County Archives

Linfield Archives (McMinnville)

George Fox University Archives (Newberg)

News Register Photo Archive (Yamhill Co. Photos 1936 to present )

Photos scanned from film negatives 1936-1967 so far. Negatives go up to 2002. Digital 2002 to present 

 

Other Yamhill County History Websites 

Historic Mac

Historic Downtown Newberg Tour

Newberg History

Dayton History

 Newberg Historic Resources Survey https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/367747_abd808c97d284f36be1d532750d3660c.pdf

http://www.newbergoregon.gov/sites/default/files/fileattachments/library/page/4567/newberg_nov._2015_annotated_bibliography.pdf

Other Local Museums

Oregon Historical Society

OHS has many archival materials pertaining to Yamhill County

https://oregonhistoryproject.org/

https://oregonencyclopedia.org/

https://digitalcollections.ohs.org/

http://librarycatalog.ohs.org/EOSWebOPAC/OPAC/Index.aspx

 

 

 

Chachalu Museum (Grand Ronde)

Polk County Historical Society (Rickreall)

Willamette Heritage Center (Salem)

Tillamook County Pioneer Museum (Tillamook)

Washington County Museum (Hillsboro)

 

Yamhill County Genealogical Society Research Library 

Located within the YCHS Miller Cabin, the Yamhill County Genealogical Society Research Library contains genealogical materials available for public research. Most materials are for Oregon, but there are some US, and even some international materials available. The YCGS library is open whenever the Miller Cabin is open. 

http://www.yamhillcountygenealogicalsociety.org/

 

Other Yamhill County History Resources

Yamhill County Records 1857-1963 (Family Search)

These county records were digitzed from microfilms held by the Yamhill County Clerk

This collection includes images of deeds, mortgages, and military service records from Yamhill County. It also includes 6 volumes of "Miscellaneous Records" dated 1899-1957. The miscellaneous records include some land transactions, licensing records and other items. Records will be added to this collection as images become available. At present, many other county records are available on microfilm at the Family History Library and family history centers.

Yamhill County Historical Records Index (State Archives)

  • Lists historic records available at Oregon State Archives, and Yamhill County Clerk and Planning departments. Also has list of School records at YCHS

Oregon Historic Sites Database

Yamhill County Cemeteries (Find A Grave)

 

Yamhill County Surveor Online Resoruces 

http://www.co.yamhill.or.us/content/surveyor-online-resources

DLC Names

http://www.co.yamhill.or.us/sites/default/files/dlcs.pdf

State highway Maps-Yamhill County

http://www.co.yamhill.or.us/content/state-highway-maps-yamhill-county

USDA Resettlemnet Surveys

http://www.co.yamhill.or.us/content/usda-resettlement-surveys

Road Research

http://www.co.yamhill.or.us/content/yamhill-county-road-research

Railroad Maps of Yamhill County

http://rrsearch.aociris.org/

 

Newspapers

Yamhill County Newspapers on microfilm (University of Oregon)

McMinnville

News Register Archives 1999-present

McMinnville Public Library: Mircofilm

Newberg

Newberg Graphic

Newberg Graphic 1889-1922 (Historic Oregon Newspapers)

Newberg Public Library: Microfilm and bound copies

Dayton

Dayton Tribune (Misc years) 

Dayton Tribune (1970 - 1973, 1975 - 1976, 1979, and 2003 - 2006)

Dayton Tribune (1963)

Dayton Herald (June 3, 1904)

Amity

 

Sheridan

Sheridan Sun (Misc years)

 

Willamina

 

Yamhill-Carlton

 

Outside Yamhill County

Salem Newspapers (often include Yamhill Co. Stories)

Oregonian 

 Oregon Historic Digital Newspapers

 

Maps

 

Historic Aerials (Aerial photos from 1950s to present)

Vintage Aerial (Aerial Photos of Farms 1960s-1980s)

General Land Office Records

glorecords.blm.gov

 

GLO Survey Maps

library.uoregon.edu/map/gis/data/oregonglo

 

historicmapworks.com

Metsker maps and others

 

A good place to start a search

http://archiveswest.orbiscascade.org/

Oregon State Library

Oregon Geneolgical fourm

U of Oregon Special Collections

OSU Special Collections

Oregon State Archives

 

Yearbooks

McMinnville Public Library

McMinnville High School Yearbooks (1912 to Present) Hardcopy and digital (on dvd)

McMinnville High School

Sheridan

Willamina

Yamhill Carlton

Newberg

 

http://www.bentoncountymuseum.org/index.php/research/sites-of-interest/horner-museum-tour-guide-series

 

http://www.bentoncountymuseum.org/index.php/research/sites-of-interest/horner-museum-tour-guide-series/artifacts-along-u.s.-99w-1981/

 

http://www.bentoncountymuseum.org/index.php/research/sites-of-interest/horner-museum-tour-guide-series/the-ewing-young-trail

 

http://www.bentoncountymuseum.org/index.php/research/sites-of-interest/horner-museum-tour-guide-series/the-salmon-river-trail-1979

 

http://www.bentoncountymuseum.org/index.php/research/sites-of-interest/horner-museum-tour-guide-series/railroading-in-the-southern-willamette-valley-1979

 

http://www.bentoncountymuseum.org/index.php/research/sites-of-interest/horner-museum-tour-guide-series/mission-bottom-in-blossom-time-the-jason-lee-story-1978

 

http://www.bentoncountymuseum.org/index.php/research/sites-of-interest/horner-museum-tour-guide-series/tillamook-and-the-clatsop-plains-1980

 

http://www.bentoncountymuseum.org/index.php/research/sites-of-interest/horner-museum-tour-guide-series/the-old-oregon-california-pack-trail-1979

 

 

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