Oregon Death Records

Enter a first and/or last name to search Oregon death records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the Oregon death records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain Oregon death certificates is available below.

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Death records contain information about a person's death, including the date of death, place of death, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the death. Death certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Oregon death records, Oregon death ceritificates, Oregon death notices, Oregon death indexes, and other related Oregon genealogy records.

Death records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store death records into various online archives. This has brought access to online death records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

Newspapers frequently publish notices of deaths, and in addition to death certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.

On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing death records of Oregon. We also suggest searching for "Oregon death records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.

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How to Obtain Oregon Death Certificates

The state of Oregon began recording births and deaths in 1903 and marriages in 1906. The Oregon State Archives in Salem has vital records from fifteen of the thirty-six counties. These include Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Douglas, Jackson, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Multnomah (and Portland), Polk, Tillamook, Umatilla, Wasco, Washington, and Yamhill. All are at the state's Vital Records Bureau.

For birth and death records from 1 January 1903 and for marriage records from 1 January 1906, write:

Oregon Center for Health Statistics, Vital Records
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 205
P.O. Box 14050
Portland, OR 97293-0050
Tel: 503-731-4095 (Recorded message-how to order)
503-731-4108 (To order by phone)
Fax: 503-234-8817 (To order by fax)

For prior records, write to the clerk of the county in question.

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