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Donation Land Claims

Donation Land Claims were granted to settlers of the Oregon and Washington Territories who arrived prior to 1853 (see our DLC brochure). The files contain considerable genealogical data. Originals of these claims are located in the National Archives in Washington, D.C. The GFO has copies on microfilm, and we will copy the entire claim file for you. Use our index of claim holders to determine the claim office and claim number.

GFO members:  Copies are free.  Request yours in MemberSpace.

Claims that have been digitized are available to members in MemberSpace

Login to MemberSpace first, then select:
Oregon Donation Land Claims --- or --- Washington Donation Land Claims

Non-members:  The cost is $10 for the first ten pages and 50¢ for each additional page. You may request digital copies (the easiest to read), paper copies, or a CD. If you would like paper copies and a CD, an additional $1 will be added.

To determine the cost for your file, please submit a Donation Land Claim Request Form with information about your order.  After receiving an estimate, you can use the Donation Land Claim Payment Form to make payment.


Land Offices, Territories, and Number of Claims

Land Office Territory # Claims
Oregon City Oregon 5,241
Roseburg Oregon 2,124
The Dalles Oregon 6
LaGrande Oregon 2



Olympia Washington 706
Spokane Washington 4
Vancouver Washington 359
Walla Walla Washington 1