Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Clackamas County Records Inventory

Census Records


Series documents the population, property, and agricultural production of the county. Records may include census rolls and abstracts, farm schedules, abstract of assessment and census, enumeration of inhabitants and industrial products, and enumeration of inhabitants and military enrollment. Information includes number of males and females per age category; head of household; name, age, and gender of household members; occupation and relationship of household members to head of household; and description and value of real and personal property. Information may also include nationality, physical description, birthplace, health, and religion of household members and agricultural production statistics.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Census Rolls, 1854-1857 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Library:
Census [Clackamas County Abstracts], 1842, 1845, 1849, 1856 (1 volume); 1860 (1 volume); 1870 (1 volume);
Clackamas County Or Soundex [Census Index Abstract-Clackamas County Family History Society], 1910 (2 volumes);
Clackamas County Pioneers [1850 Federal Census Study], vol. I-II, 2006 (2 volumes);
Federal Census Wilsonville [photocopy], 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 (1 volume).

Records at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Vault:
Clackamas County [Abstract of Assessment and Census], 1865 (1 volume).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1 [Census of Oregon-includes Champokic, Clackamas, Clatsop, Twalatuan, and Yamhill Counties], 1845 (.05 cu.ft.);
Mss. 1 [Census of Persons Living South of Columbia River-Champokic, Clackamas, and Twalatuan Counties], 1842 (.05 cu.ft.);
Mss. 1252 [Census List-Road District No. 39-photocopy], 1869 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Federal Census Transcriptions [Clackamas County], 1850 (US GenWeb Project);
Federal Census Transcriptions [Clackamas County], 1860 (US GenWeb Project).


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