About the OR Bios Project

In May of 1997, the US Biographies Project was organized by the late Jeff Murphy, using the established KY Biographies Project as a model. The intent was to provide a single entry point to all the biography projects.

The coordinator of the OR Biographies Project is Jenny Tenlen, jtenlen -at- drizzle.com. Volunteers are needed to transcribe Oregon biographies. If you would like to volunteer for this project, please see the page, How to Volunteer.

As of 4 Jul 2018, there are 3,628 biographies on this site.

Special Thank-You

This project could not exist without the time and effort of volunteers who transcribe the biographies on this site. I would like to particularly acknowledge the work of Diana Smith and Jeffrey Elmer - together, they have transcribed 90% of the biographies posted on this site. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Using this site

All of the biographies posted on the ORBios Project page were transcribed from sources in the public domain (published before 1921), or contributed directly by the author.

Biographies can be viewed by county or by name. A full-text search is also available.