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Catalog Number 1994.3.49
Object Name Booklet
Scope & Content Transcribed by Harley Haskins.
Includes index.
Remarks: If you don't find a name you think that should be in this census, look for other spelling and variations of the name. Remember in the early days many people couldn't read or write, and the census taker wrote the name as it sounded to him. Also the pens that they wrote with would scratch causing ink to splatter adding to the difficultity of reading the census. Often the census taker woul get mixed up in his numbering, so occasionally numbers were repeated or left out.
Douglas County was created Jan. 7, 1852 out the eastern portion of Umpqua County. It comprised all that portion of Umpqua County lying east of the Coast Range. On Oct. 16, 1862 it was increased by absorbing the rest of Umpqua County which ceased to exist. It was named for David Douglas. Roseburg is the county seat.
Title 1860 Douglas County, Oregon census
Collection Library
Accession number 1994.3