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Books About Oregon Cemeteries

To list books on this page, please send a review copy to:

OHCA - PO Box 15251 - Portland, OR 97293

Review copies become the property of the OHCA Library

Oregon Burial Site Guide
Compiled by Dean H. Byrd and co-compiled by Stanley R. Clarke and Janice M. Healy,

The long awaited Oregon Burial Site Guide is a must for every public library, genealogical or historical society, and any serious cemetery researcher.  Published by Binford & Mort Publishing in Portland, Oregon, 2001, this massive volume (aka Big Blue), contains entries for every known burial site in Oregon, including many that no longer exist.  Information provided includes cemetery aliases, size, approximate number of burials, date of establishment, location information, and a narrative paragraph that may tell of the history of the cemetery, directions, who donated the property, and references to USGS Quad. maps.  

With a total of 1,216 pages (8.5" x 11"), 278 photographs, 37 maps, an index, and a variety of interesting and informative articles, this book is well worth the price of $125.00 hard bound and $90.00 paper bound.  Both require $8.50 shipping and handling.  Order from Stoney Way Ltd., LLC, PO Box 5414, Aloha, OR 97007-5414.  For more information, contact Janice Healy.


CLACKAMAS COUNTY (and a few neighboring sites)

The Clackamas County Family History Society has published several cemetery books.  All are available in comb-bound 8 1/2" x 11" format and include cemetery listings, histories, some additional genealogical information, and row and lot information.

  • Christilla / Deardorff and Sunnyside Pioneer Cemeteries
  • Pleasant View / Logan Cemetery
  • Carus Cemetery
  • Clackamas County Cemetery Records, Volume 4: Beavercreek, Clarkes, Damascus, Hazelwood, Highland / Fellows, Moehnke / Mink, Redland, Viola, and Wilson (1994) 
For prices and ordering information, contact Clackamas County Family History Society here.

"I can only put so many cemeteries in a volume. I will get all the cemeteries in the county done and then do an index book for all volumes. I have road maps, pictures, names, plats, service men sections, and an index. The books are numbered, dated, and signed." Lucile Geigle

  • Volume I: Miller (aka Amish, Blasser/Blosser, Erb), Canemah, Eiler/Iler, Geer, Gleason, Gribble, Howard, Lewthwaite, McLoughlin, Marks, Milwaukie graves, Pendleton, Sanders, Schubel, Sprague, Straight, Ten O'Clock, Zimmerman, and Zion Mennonite

  • Volume II: Marylhurst, Meridian, Oswego Pioneer/IOOF, Perrin Grave, Indian Graves, Pleasant View/Hill, Robert Bird, Sacred Heart, Stafford Baptist, Winona

  • Volume III: Butteville, Champoeg, Champoeg Park, Chinese Graves, Fields, Hodge, Hubbard (partial), Keil, Leisman, St. Paul, Sisters, Catacombs

  • Volume IV: Beavercreek, Clarkes, Damascus, Hazelwood, Fellows, Moehnke, Redland, Viola, Wilson

  • Volume V: Arthur/Logan, Carus, Clackamas, Deardorff, Christilla, Molalla Memorial/Dart, Hughes Graves, Indians Graves, Single Graves, St. Johannes, Sunnyside

  • Volume VI: Mt. View - Old Cemetery, Masonic, and IOOF Sections

  • Volume VII: Old Canby/Baker Prairie, Barlow, Colton Lutheran, Austin/Dibble/Jackson/Larkins

  • Volume VIII: Foster, Douglas/Gibson, Springwater

All books sell for $44.00 each including postage. Mail your check to:

Lucille Geigle, 19105 SE Addie St., Gladstone, OR 97027-1925

Logan Pleasant View Cemetery
researched by Judith A. Rumgay Chambers, May 2001

176 pages, 8 1/2" x 11", plastic comb bound. This wonderful book includes an easy to follow plot map.

Cost is $25.00 including postage. Send your check or money order to:

Judy Chambers, PO Box 311, Brightwood, OR 97011


COOS COUNTY

Cemetery Records for the Following Cemeteries in Bandon, Coos Co., OR; Catholic, Averill Pioneer, G.A.R., I.O.O.F., KP/VFW
by Paul and Jewell Shelton, 2001

Paul and Jewell spent years researching cemeteries in the Bandon area, and they are thankful for assistance from the Coquille River Museum and Historical Society and Mr. and Mrs. McNair, owners of the (Bandon) Western World, for assistance. Names of burials are listed alphabetically by cemetery, the block and lot numbers are given, availability of an obituary is noted along with location if the death was not in Coos County, and whether or not the death is recorded in the Oregon Index of Deaths. Information is compiled into an 8 1/2" x 11" 3-ring notebook with individual cemeteries separated by an index tab.

Cost is $30.00 including shipping. To order, send check or money order to

Paul and Jewell Shelton, Rt. 1, Box 2292-Rosa Rd., Bandon, OR 97411


CROOK COUNTY

  • Crook County, Oregon Cemeteries Lists: Beaver Creek, Camp Creek, Delore, Grizzly, Howard, Juniper Haven, Maury Mountain, Mill Creek, Powell Butte, Roberts, and Suplee, 1998

  • Maury Mountain Cemetery, 1999

GRANT COUNTY

  • Grant County Cemeteries Book I (Cummings, Dayville, Ingle, Fletcher, Moon Creek, Zeiler Ranch [Aldrich], and Cremations)
    by Grant County Genealogical Society, December 1997.

    An 8 1/2" x 11" side stitched book containing 58 pages of burials in the Dayville and Mount Vernon areas of Grant County. Individual cemetery sections give directions to the cemetery, a brief description of the cemetery and its history, and row by row listings of burial information. The back of the book includes a full index. $15.00 plus shipping and handling.

  • Grant County Oregon Cemeteries Book II; Canyon City Cemetery
    by Grant County Genealogical Society, March 2001.

    This 8 1/2" x 11" 120-page plastic comb bound book includes listings through the year 2000. In addition to a cemetery map and the usual gravestone information, the compilers have included descriptions of art and symbols found on markers, genealogical research findings, occupations, and full gravestone inscriptions. Burials are listed by section and row with a full index. $25.00 (includes shipping and handling).

  • Grant County Oregon Cemeteries Book III; St. Andrews & Restlawn Cemeteries, Miscellaneous Burials, Cremations
    by Grant County Genealogical Society, March 2002.

    This plastic comb bound book measures 8 1/2" x 11" and includes 56 pages of information about burials at St. Andrews and Restlawn Cemeteries in the Canyon City/John Day area. In addition to directions, cemetery maps, and histories, this excellent volume documents a great deal of genealogical data and includes, when known, parents' names, occupations, epitaphs, description of tombstone art, cause of death, etc. Cemeteries are recorded by row with an alphabetical index at the back of the book. $15.00 plus shipping and handling
Include $5.00 to cover shipping ($8.50 for two books), and send check or money order to Grant County Genealogical Society, PO Box 418, Canyon City, OR 97820.


JOSEPHINE COUNTY

The Cemetery Chronicles; A Guide to the Cemeteries of Josephine County
by Jean A. Boling for the Josephine County Historical Society, 1999.

This fascinating book is filled with directions to and histories of many Josephine County cemeteries, many close up photos of gravestones, contact information, and an interesting conglomeration of graveyard terms, art, rubbings, customs, stories, and "epitaphia." While it does not contain full listings of burials, this 134-page, 8 12/" x 11", plastic comb bound book is a must for travelers to Josephine County, Oregon history buffs, and descendants of Josephine County pioneers.

Cost is $22.00 plus $3.00 shipping. To purchase, visit www.webtrail.com/jchs or email jchs@terragon.com. Or, for more information, write to JCHS, 512 SW 5th St., Grants Pass, OR 97526 or call (541) 579-7827.


LANE COUNTY

Cemeteries in the Florence Area - Florence Centennial Edition
Compiled by Eileen H. Gray, 1993 Edition Reprinted July 1999, Published by Siuslaw Genealogical Society.

In addition to a bibliography and list of abbreviations, this volume provides cemetery listings, maps, histories, and directions for Ada, Alma, Chief Drew Memorial, Deadwood, Glenada IOOF, Haring Pioneer, Indian Creek, Knowles Creek, Linslaw Pioneer, Maderis' Grave, Mapleton IOOF, Pacific Sunset Memorial Park, Spruce Point, Stonefield Beach burials, and Sweet Creek cemeteries. Most listings include row and plot or block and lot references with surnames listed alphabetically. This 137-page, 8 1/2" x 11", plastic comb bound book is an excellent resource of burials in and around Florence, Oregon.

Cemeteries in the Florence Area - Second Edition - 1999

This volume builds upon the Centennial Edition by providing supplemental listings from 1993 through 1999. Also included are Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Valley cremation entries, Fair Grove Cemetery, and National Cemeteries (Willamette, Hawaii, and Eagle Point). Plastic comb bound, 68-pages, 8 1/2" x 11".

Cost for the Centennial Edition $12.50 and the Second Edition sells for $8.50. Shipping cost is $2.40 per book. You may purchase both books for $20.00 plus $2.80 shipping. To purchase, send check or money order payable to Siuslaw Genealogical Society to SGS, PO Box 1540, Florence, OR 97439.


LINN COUNTY

Lebanon Pioneer Cemetery - The End of the Trail

Compiled by Patricia Dunn and Jeanne Gentry, 1995, Published by City of Lebanon, Oregon. Proceeds are placed in a fund to restore, maintain, and protect the cemetery.

Hardbound editions are $35.00, paperback $20.00. Mail checks to City Hall, 925 Main St., Lebanon, OR 97355


WALLOWA COUNTY

Gone But Not Forgotten - Pioneers of the Hurricane Creek IOOF Cemetery, Joseph, Oregon

This 65 page booklet, compiled by the Hurricane Creek Grange Community Service Committee, 1998, lists gravestone information and includes interesting family histories, drawings, maps, photos, and more.

For price and ordering information, contact Helen Stonebrink, 203 Litch, Enterprise, OR 97828, (541) 426-3935.

The Stones Speak books are 8 1/2" x 11" and contain cemetery listings, maps to cemeteries, cemetery histories, and some photographs. Information has been taken from records of several area funeral homes as well as multiple histories and family stories. Proceeds benefit the Wallowa County Museum.

  • The Stones Speak: Smith Mountain, Downard Meadows, Howard Meadows, Middle Point, Sickfoot, Promise, Powwatka, Diamond Prairie, and Dougherty Ranch (2000)

  • The Stones Speak - Flora Area Edition: Paradise, Flora, Martin-Nicoson, and Lost Prairie (2000)

  • The Stones Speak - Imnaha Area Edition: Imnaha Bridge, Marks, Park, Leggett, Horse Creek, Cache Creek, and the recounting of several area tragedies (2001)

  • The Stones Speak - Bartlett Area Edition: Hafer, Russell, Silver, Friddles, and Bartlett/Union Cemeteries, as well as the Hopwood Story (2001)

Book prices vary. For cost and to place orders, contact Jo Bollman at JoLen Printing, (541) 432-4848, Wallowa Lake, Oregon


WASHINGTON COUNTY

Cemeteries of Washington County, Oregon, Volume I
Compiled by Ken and Phyllis Hoggatt, 1996

Includes Farm and Home burials, Gibbs (Yamhill Co.), Helvetia, Hillside, Jackson, Lewis, Maple Lane, Meridian, Middleton, Mountain Side, Mt. Olive / Laurel, Oak Grove (aka Guenther, Pitman), Oak Knoll (aka Parsons, Ritchey), Pacific University Memorial, Purdin, St. Mary's, St. Paul Lutheran, Tigard Evangelical, Visitation, West Union, Winona, and Zimmerman. 

For price and ordering information, contact Phyllis Hoggatt at phoggatt@comcast.net