Here are a few websites that I’ve found to be very helpful when researching genealogy in Oregon:
1. Historic Oregon newspapers. This is a free site and searchable. It was mentioned on “Who Do You Think You Are” and has proven to be a great resource.
2. FamilySearch.org has a large repository of Oregon records. Many are indexed, but I was able to find some significant documents just by going through the scanned images. Scanned images include volumes of deeds, delayed birth certificates, marriage affidavits and consents, marriage certificates, even marriage license medical certificates.
3. Historic Map Works has a number of historic Oregon maps. Many of them identify lots of land by the last name of the owner. I was able to find land that my great grandfather owned in 1929 on this site. Takes a little work, but well worth the effort. http://www.historicmapworks.com/Browse/United_States/Oregon/
4. Salem Pioneer Cemetery has a searchable database at http://www.salempioneercemetery.org/
5. Links to other pioneer cemeteries in Oregon have been collected at a website put together by Stephanie Flora: http://www.oregonpioneers.com/piocems.htm