Oregon, Baker County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Oregon, Baker County Records, 1862-1950
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|Baker, Oregon, United States|
|Flag of Oregon|
|Location of Oregon|
|Record Type||County Clerk Records|
|County Clerk's Office, Baker City|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Known Issues with This Collection
- 7 Citing This Collection
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This collection includes the following records from the county clerk's office in Baker County:
- Naturalizations (1868-1946)
- Military records (1891-1950)
- Land and property records (1862-1933)
- Homestead records (1889-1913)
- Mining claims (1900-1906)
- Mortgages (1862-1933)
County officials began keeping records from the time the county was formed. Each type of record within the county was created for a different purpose, but most were created to keep track of the vital events happening in the lives of the citizens and to safeguard their legal interests and the legal interests of their heirs. Facts current at the time of the event are generally reliable.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?
The following information may be found in these records:
- Name of primary individual
- Event date
- Event place
- Names of parents
- Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
- Names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
- Names of witnesses
- Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
- Description and value of property or land
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How Do I Search This Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- The date of the event
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How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Search for vital records, such as birth, marriage and death on the state and county level
- Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
- Search for land and property records
- Search for probate records
- If applicable, search for immigration and naturalization records as well
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?
- If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching a nearby locality
- Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials
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Known Issues with This Collection
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Citing This Collection
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- Collection Citation
- "Oregon, Baker County Records, 1862-1950." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. County Clerk's Office, Baker City.
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