Topical Research Guides

​​These record descriptions and listings are based on useful topics for researchers. Most of the records are available at the Oregon State Archives. ​​Some are indexed online. The guides also give suggestions for records held by other repositories such as the National Archives and Bureau of Land Management.

Birth Certificates

Any birth certificate less than 100 years old is available only through the Oregon Health Authority​

They can also provide death certificates less than 50 years old, and marriage and divorce returns less than 50 years old.
Death certificate of Klondike Kate Van Duren (born Kathleen Eloisa "Kitty" Rockwell) dated March 8, 1957. (Click for larger size)
This death certificate is over 50 years old and so is housed at the Oregon State Archives.