Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Multnomah 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 Records, 1860 (1 volume);
Census Records [includes precinct no. 17-46, 55-77], 1895 (5 volumes); 1895 (3 reels of microfilm);
Search for 1895 Multnomah County census [precincts 17-46, 55-77] entries in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the John B. Yeon Building, Records Center, Microfilm Cabinet:
[Multnomah County State Census], 1895 (3 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Multnomah County Central Library:
1860 Multnomah County Oregon Census [Transcript-End of Trail Researchers], 1860 (1 volume);
1870 U.S. Census Multnomah County [excludes incorporated City of Portland-Genealogical Forum of Portland-alphabetical], 1870 (1 volume).

Records at the Genealogical Forum of Oregon, Research Library:
State Census-Mult Co. [Multnomah County], vol. 3-8, 1895 (3 reels of microfilm).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Census List [Multnomah County], 1860 (US GenWeb Project);
Federal Census Enumeration District Descriptions [Multnomah County], 1930 (US GenWeb Project).


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