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.

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This index is the effort of thousands of hours of Archives volunteers’ time. 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.

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​Dates ​Entries
Assessment​ ​1892-1897 ​8456
Birth (county)​ ​1905-1916 5,058
​Deaths (county)​ ​1905-1944 ​4,170
Poll Tax ​1897 ​368
​Widow's Pe​nsions ​1917-1936 ​181
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​Delayed Births ​1862-1915 896
​Divorces ​1853-1920 ​621
Estates​ ​1850-1898 ​548
Guardianships​ ​ca.1852-1898 ​246
​Marriages ​1885-1929 ​4,376
​Naturalizations ​1898-1929 ​256
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Dates​ ​Entries
Change of Name ​1878-1928 ​30
​Coroner's Reports ​1860-1883 ​13
​Deaths (county) ​1915-1948 ​8,409
​Delayed Births ​1869-1915 ​600
​Divorces ​1852-1922, 1936-1960 ​10,345
Estates​ ​1844-1907 ​1,153
Guardianships​ ​1848-1925 ​516
​Insane Commitments ​1854-1889 ​58
​Marriages ​1848-1896, 1910-1935 ​4,752
​Naturalizations ​1887-1931 ​4,909
​Probates ​1847-1849 ​19
​Widow's Pensions ​​1913-1930 ​357
​Women's Property Register 1859-1909 ​46
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Dates​ Entries​
Births (county)​ ​1905-1917 ​2,530
​Coroner's Reports ​1852-1960 ​2,454
​Divorces ​1856-1933 ​1,336
Estates​ ​1847-1931 ​2,438
​Guardianships ​1856-1931 ​508
​Marriages ​1841-1961 ​13,228
​Naturalizations ​1851-1971 ​11,439
​Women's Property Register ​1868-1922 ​​35
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Dates​ ​Entries
Births (county)​ ​1902-1917 ​1,621
​Census
​1865 ​196
Coroner Reports​ ​1911-1958 ​1,183
Delayed Births​ ​1869-1917 ​441
Estates​ ​1850-1930 ​943
Guardianships​ ​1869-1928 ​70
Marriage Records​ ​1854-1910 ​1,335
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Dates​ ​Entries
​Assessments ​1885 ​5,885
​Coroner's Reports ​1883-1904 ​​18
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Coroner's Reports​ ​1952-1960 ​29
​Delayed Births ​1877-1916 ​79
​Divorces ​1866-1929 ​162
​Estates ​1856-1931 ​318
Guardianships​ ​1872-1920 ​57
Insane Commitments​ ​1919-1920 ​4
​Naturalizations ​1904-1929 ​78
Probates​ ​1892-1919 ​6
Widow's Pensions ​1919-1920 ​3
​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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​Delayed Births ​1863-1910 740
​Naturalizations ​1917-1969 ​​809
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Births (county)​ ​1906 ​6
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Deaths (county​) ​1914-1915 ​20
Delayed Births​ ​1882-1914 ​67
​Divorces ​1884-1930 ​​457
​Insane Commitments ​1885-1903 ​39

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Dates​ ​Entries
​Divorces ​1872-1922 ​​399
Estates​ ​1888 ​1
​Guardianships ​1888 ​1
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​Register (statewide) ​1863-1894 ​​3,117
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Dates​ ​Entries
Births (statewide)​ ​1916-1917 ​2,175
​Delayed Birth Evidences (statewide)​ ​1849-1910 ​22,080
​Delayed Birth Records (statewide) ​1842-1902 ​74,024
​Marriage Returns (statewide) ​1906-1910 ​​22,906
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​Dates ​Entries
Change of Name​ ​1910-1928 ​4
​Coroner's Reports ​1908-1926 ​29
​Divorces ​1890-1908 ​162
Estates​ ​1864-1929 ​475
Guardianships​ ​1890-1929 ​133
​Insane Commitments ​1907-1922 77
​Marriages ​1908-1947 ​2,641
​Naturalizations ​1880-1940 ​578
​Probates 1929 1
​Widow's Pensions ​1913-1937 ​​169
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​Death Register ​1883-1936 ​​8,102
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Births (county)​ ​1901-1910 ​918
Delayed Births​ ​1857-1915 ​2,381
​Divorces ​1856-1914 ​708
Estates​ ​1853-1925 ​2,433
​Guardianships ​1853-1926 ​614
​Naturalizations ​1859-1981 6,679
​Probates ​1908-1922 4
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​Dates ​Entries
​Change of Name ​1908-1909 ​3
Estates​ ​1848-1844 ​1,784
Guardianships​ ​1848-1844 ​482
​Naturalizations ​1854-1970 ​2,305
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​Dates ​Entries
​Assessments ​1875, 1890, 1895 ​3,464
​Census ​1875 ​326
​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
​Estates ​1852-1937 ​5,413
Guardianships​ ​1853-1937 ​1,420
Partnerships ​1889-1936 38
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​Marriages ​1924-1947 ​​300
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Births (county) ​1903-1914 ​3,504
​Coroner's Reports ​1909-1960 ​1,934
​Deaths (county) ​1915-1946 ​385
​Delayed Births ​1860-1910 3,518
​Marriages ​1850-1873 ​1,503
​Military List ​1874 ​1,223
​Naturalizations ​1850-1956 ​1,890
​Women's Property Register ​1862-1912 ​64
​Widow's Pensions ​1913-1937 ​​308
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Dates​ ​Entries
Births (county) ​1907-1908 ​44
Coroner's Reports​ ​1926-1950 ​53
​Delayed Births ​1861-1910 ​125
​Divorces ​1887-1930 ​​556
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Dates​ ​Entries
​Census ​1865, 1895 ​31,362
​Divorces ​1852-1921 ​2,075
Estates​ ​1843-1907 ​1,114
Guardianships​ ​1848-1908 ​460
Insane Commitments​ ​1894-1898 ​5
​Naturalizations ​1841-1910 ​1,422
​Probates ​1862-1896 ​17
​Widow's Pensions ​1913-1916 ​20
​Women's Property Register ​1859-1897 ​​107
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Dates​ ​Entries
​Enlistment and Service Records (statewide) ​1847-1929 ​21,935
​​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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​Census (precincts, 17-46, 55-77) ​1895 ​53,003
​Change of Name ​1873-1900 ​​30
Estates​ ​1855-1900 ​2,760
​Guardianships ​1857-1900 ​903
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​Inmate Registers (Oregon) ​1854-1932 ​​14,513
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Dates​ ​Entries
​Deaths (county) ​1903-1906 193
​Delayed Births ​1857-1910 ​1071
​Divorces ​1854-1912 ​437
​Estates ​1847-1921 1,530
Guardianships​ ​1852-1921 ​481
​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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​Census (Oregon) ​1845-1859 ​14,710
​Divorces (Oregon) ​1844-1859 ​594
​Tax Rolls (Oregon) ​1846-1860 ​​52,536
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​Land Claims (Oregon) ​1845-1849 ​​4,106
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​Deaths (county) ​1916-1941 ​185
​Delayed Births ​1857-1910 ​163
​Divorces ​1933-1964 ​​129
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Dates​ ​Entries
Change of Name ​1901-1904 ​2
​Delayed Births ​1867-1910 ​754
​Divorces ​1875-1908 ​483
Estates​ ​1859-1953 ​1,782
​Guardianships ​1878-1953 ​492
​Naturalizations ​1860-1954 ​4,051
​Widow's Pensions ​1913-1937 ​​82
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Dates​ ​Entries
Births (county)​ ​1892-1897 ​210
​Census ​1865,1875, 1885 ​6,295
Change of Name​ ​1889-1927 ​11
​Coroner's Reports ​1902-1916 ​203
Deaths (county)​ ​1892-1897 ​79
​Divorces ​1863-1942 ​3,009
Estates​ ​1864-1937 ​2,372
Guardianships​ ​1868-1939 ​745
​Insane Commitments ​1863-1929 ​941
​Women's Property Register ​1871-1883 ​​7
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Coroner's Reports​ ​1906-1950 ​5
​Deaths (Health) ​1815-1929 ​​300
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Dates​ ​Entries
Change of Name​ ​1895-1952 ​23
​Coroner's Reports ​1855-1908 ​46
​Delayed Births ​1859-1910 ​1,960
​Divorces ​1859-1916 ​771
Estates​ ​1854-1953 ​2,752
Guardianships​ ​1862-1953 ​708
​Military Lists ​1863-1865, 1872 ​1,155
​Naturalizations ​1851-1962 ​2,350
​Probates ​1855-1864 ​​3
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Dates​ ​Entries
​Coroner's Reports ​1869-1919 ​51
​Delayed Births ​1857-1910 ​1,688
​Divorces ​1850-1899, 1917-1939 ​1,031
Estates​ ​1842-1921 ​2026
​Guardianships ​1844-1921 ​572
​Insane Commitments ​1895-1931 ​569
​Naturalizations ​1844-1956 ​4,226
​Old Age Pensions ​1933-1936 ​420
​Women's Property Register ​1881-1882 ​​2
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​Marriages (Health) ​1896-1952 ​​714
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​Dates ​Entries
Change of Name​ ​1895-1941 ​14
​Coroner's Reports ​1861-1940 ​274
​Divorces ​1857-1930 ​1,385
Estates​ ​1843-1942 ​3,977
Guardianships​ ​1850-1951 ​926
​Marriages ​1856-1875 ​829
​Naturalizations ​1849-1959 ​674
​Old Age Pensions ​1933-1935 ​391
​Widow's Pensions ​1920-1937 ​​86
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