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Jackson County Cemetery/Death Records




Picture of a pioneer headstone

For many years, our RVGS volunteers have been collecting information on the deaths and/or burials that have occurred in Jackson County, Oregon. The information was gathered from mortician records, donation land claims, diaries, death certificates, headstones and obituaries. The information was put on cards for a cemetery/death card file. The card file has been retired, but the online file currently contains more than 86,000 names. Our volunteers are continuing to take headstone photos and more names and photos are being added to the online database as they are completed.

The Cemetery/death File Data Entry Project and the Cemetery Photography Project are funded in part by the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

The online database includes last name, first name, middle names (which may include maiden name), suffix, year of birth (if available), year of death (if available), cemetery (if known), source of the information (if known) and photograph of headstone (if available). Symbols used to identify sources in the cemetery database are: "O" for obituary; "W" for a cemetery walk-through; "D" for death certificate; "S" for sexton's records. There may be more than one source listed for each individual.

We can provide a larger image for many of the headstones for $5. Send an email message with your request to librarian@rvgslibrary.org. If a larger image is available, the librarian will reply to your message with the procedure for making a payment. The larger image will be attached to an email message to you.

(Click on the initial letter of the individual's surname)



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Our volunteers have also photographed the entrances to each of the Jackson County cemeteries and have prepared driving instructions to help you find each of them. These directions include coordinates suitable for use with a GPS system. Follow this link, Cemetery Pictures and Directions to access this information.

Follow this link, Google Maps, for a map showing all of our cemeteries.

Follow this link, Friends of the Jacksonville Cemetery to visit the new website for the Friends of the historic Jacksonville Cemetery.

Our library volunteers will research and copy obituaries for $10.00 per individual. This includes all newspaper references for the same person. Follow this link to see the obituary index: Obituary Index

Our volunteers will also research and copy death certificates for $10.00 per individual. The years available in the library thus far are 1904-1935. Follow this link to see our death certificate index: Death Certificate Index