Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Linn 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 and Military Enrollment, 1905 (1 reel of microfilm);
Census Records [Enumeration of Inhabitants and Industrial Products], 1885 (4 volumes); 1895 (10 volumes);
Industrial Products Census, 1905 (1 volume).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Counter:
1905 Census [Oregon State Census of Linn County], 1905 (2 volumes).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Public Area:
[Oregon State Census-Linn County], vol. 1-2, 1905 (2 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Planning and Building Department Office, Library:
Oregon Linn County Census [Transcriptions-with index], 1860 (1 binder); 1905 (1 binder).

Records at a Related Web Sites:
Federal Census [Linn County Transcription], 1850 (US GenWeb Project);
Federal Census [Linn County Transcription], 1860 (genealogytrails.com).


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