About the Oregon Historical Records Index

​The Oregon Historical Records Index​ includes​ entries compiled by examining records held by the Oregon State Archives. The spelling of surnames and other information reflects the original records.

Hints for Searching the Index

This index is the effort of thousands of hours of Archives volunteers’ time. Originally volunteers entered data as it appeared on the record. As such there are many entries using common abbreviations for some given names. Examples include Wm for William and Chas for Charles. It is best to use a surname only search unless you have a common surname. If you get a large search result, add more information such as given name or location/county to narrow the search.

Do not use periods in your search. Although there are some entries with periods, we discontinued thier use in data entry. Including a period will only return items that include periods, not entries were no periods are used. We are editing the entries to be consistent and improve search. 

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Records from the following entities are included in the index. Choose a county or agency to learn more:

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​Dates ​Entries
​Deaths (county)​ ​1905-1944 ​4,270
​Window's Pe​nsions ​1917-1936 ​181
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Dates​ ​Entries
​Delayed Births ​1862-1910 ​780
​Divorces ​1853-1920 ​621
​Marriages ​1885-1929 ​4,376
​Naturalizations ​1903-1929 ​257
​Proba​tes​ ​1850-1898 ​793
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Dates​ ​Entries
​Coroner's Reports ​1860-1883 ​14
​Deaths (county) ​1915-1948 ​8,409
​Delayed Births ​1869-1910 ​464
​Divorces ​1852-1920, 1936-1950 ​10,321
​Insane Commitments ​1854-1889 ​58
​Marriages ​1848-1893, 1910-1921 ​4,756
​Naturalizations ​1887-1931 ​4,909
​Probates ​1844-1928 ​1,701
​Widow's Pensions ​​1913-1930 ​357
​Women's Property Register 1859-1909 ​46
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​Cororner's Reports ​1852-1960 ​2,454
​Divorces ​1861-1928 ​1,206
​Marriages ​1852-1950 ​13,224
​Naturalizations ​1852-1971 ​8,748
​Probates ​1847-1931 ​3,029
​Women's Property Register ​1868-1922 ​​35
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Dates​ ​Entries
​Census ​1865 ​196
​Probates ​1850-1930 ​​1,013
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Dates​ ​Entries
​Assessments ​1885 ​5,885
​Coroner's Reports ​1883-1904 ​​18
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Dates​ ​Entries
​Divorces ​1866-1929 ​162
​Naturalizations ​1904-1929 ​78
​Probates ​1856-1922 ​675
​Women's Property Register ​1885-1907 ​​10
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​World War 1 Service Histories (statewide) ​1917-1918 ​​14,608
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Dates​ ​Entries
​Delayed Births ​1863-1910 ​1,089
​Naturalizations ​1917-1969 ​​809
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​Divorces ​1909-1924 ​​212
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​Divorces ​1872-1922 ​​399
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Dates​ ​Entries
​Register (statewide) ​1863-1894 ​​3,117
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Dates​ ​Entries
​Delayed Birth Evidences (statewide) ​1845-1903 ​16,998
​Delayed Birth Records (statewide) ​1842-1903 ​74,374
​Marriage Returns (statewide) ​1906-1910 ​​22,196
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​Dates ​Entries
​Coroner's Reports ​1908-1926 ​29
​Divorces ​1890-1908 ​162
​Insane Commitments ​1908-1922 ​113
​Marriages ​1908-1947 ​2,641
​Naturalizations ​1880-1940 ​555
​Probates ​1902-1929 ​504
​Widow's Pensions ​1913-1937 ​​172
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​Death Register ​1883-1936 ​​8,102
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​Dates ​Entries
​Divorces ​1856-1914 ​710
​Naturalizations ​1859-1981 ​3,342
​Probates ​1853-1925 ​​3,045
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​Dates ​Entries
​Naturalizations ​1854-1970 ​2,215
​Probates ​1848-1944 ​​2,272
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​Dates ​Entries
​Assessments ​1875, 1890, 1895 ​3,464
​Census ​1875 ​327
​Electors Register ​1887 ​631
​Military List ​1900-1901 ​874
​Old Age Pensions ​1933-1935 ​​22
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Dates​ ​Entries
​Divorces ​1855-1900 ​316
​Probates ​1852-1937 ​​7,158
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Dates​ ​Entries
​Marriages ​1824-1947 ​​300
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​Coroner's Reports ​1909-1960, 1969-1970 ​1,932
​Deths (county) ​1915-1946 ​385
​Delayed Births ​1860-1910 ​2,942
​Marriages ​1850-1873 ​1,504
​Military List ​1874 ​1,223
​Naturalizations ​1850-1956 ​1,628
​Women's Property Register ​1862-1912 ​64
​Widow's Pensions ​1913-1937 ​​308
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Dates​ ​Entries
​Delayed Births ​1861-1910 ​125
​Divorces ​1887-1930 ​​556
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Dates​ ​Entries
​Census ​1865-1895 ​31,362
​Divorces ​1852-1921 ​2,076
​Naturalizations ​1841-1904 ​1,424
​Probates ​1843-1908 ​1,575
​Widow's Pensions ​1913-1916 ​20
​Women's Property Register ​1859-1897 ​​107
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Dates​ ​Entries
​Enlistment and Service Records (statewide) ​1848-1928 ​21,975
​​Soldier Home Applications (statewide) ​1894-1933 ​2,069
Soldier Home Histories​ (statewide) ​1894-1933 ​1,850
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Dates​ ​Entries
​Census ​1895 ​​3,368
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​Dates ​Entries
​Census (precincts, 17-46, 55-77) ​1895 ​53,003
​Probates ​1855-1900 ​​3,692
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​Dates ​Entries
​Inmate Registers (Oregon) ​1854-1932 ​​12,440
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Dates​ ​Entries
​Deaths (county) ​1903-1906 ​97
​Delayed Births ​1855-1910 ​971
​Divorces ​1854-1912 ​438
​Probates ​1847-1921 ​2,011
​Women's Property Register ​1859-1897 ​​56
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​Births ​1881-1902 ​13,015
​Deaths ​1881-1917 ​​50,828
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Dates​ ​Entries
​Census (Oregon) ​1845-1859 ​14,848
​Divorces (Oregon) ​1844-1859 ​118
​Tax Rolls (Oregon) ​1846-1859 ​​28,032
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Dates​ ​Entries
​Land Claims (Oregon) ​1845-1849 ​​4,057
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​Deaths (county) ​1916-1941 ​185
​Delayed Births ​1857-1910 ​147
​Divorces ​1933-1964 ​​129
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Dates​ ​Entries
​Delayed Births ​1867-1910 ​686
​Divorces ​1875-1909 ​484
​Naturalizations ​1860-1954 ​4,051
​Probates ​1859-1953 ​2,276
​Widow's Pensions ​1913-1937 ​​82
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Dates​ ​Entries
​Census ​1865,1875, 1885 ​6,295
​Coroner's Reports ​1902-1916 ​203
​Divorces ​1863-1942 ​3,009
​Insane Commitments ​1863-1929 ​941
​Probates ​1864-1922 ​2,400
​Women's Property Register ​1871-1881 ​​6
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​Deaths ​1815-1929 ​​300
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Dates​ ​Entries
​Coroner's Reports ​1855-1908 ​46
​Delayed Births ​1859-1910 ​1,762
​Divorces ​1859-1916 ​771
​Military Lists ​1863-1865, 1872 ​1,153
​Naturalizations ​1851-1962 ​2,291
​Probates ​1854-1953 ​​3,488
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Dates​ ​Entries
​Coroner's Reports ​1869-1919 ​51
​Delayed Births ​1857-1910 ​1,680
​Divorces ​1850-1899, 1917-1939 ​1,030
​Insane Commitments ​1895-1927 ​569
​Naturalizations ​1844-1956 ​4,228
​Old Age Pensions ​1933-1936 ​420
​Probates ​1842-1921 ​2,599
​Women's Property Register ​1881-1882 ​​22
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​Marriages ​1896-1952 ​​714
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​Dates ​Entries
​Coroner's Reports ​1861-1940 ​274
​Divorces ​1857-1930 ​1,386
​Marriages ​1856-1875 ​826
​Naturalizations ​1849-1959 ​673
​Old Age Pensions ​1933-1935 ​390
​Probates ​1852-1946 ​4,918
​Widow's Pensions ​1920-1937 ​​86
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