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Oregon, Baker County Records, 1862-1950
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Baker, Oregon, 
United States
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Location of Oregon
Record Description
Record Type County Clerk Records
Collection years 1862-1950
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County Clerk's Office, Baker City, Oregon


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Oregon, Baker County Records, 1862-1950.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name of primary individual
  • Event date
  • Event place
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Gender
  • 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
  • Description and value of property or land
  • Occupation

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • The name of your ancestor
  • The date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • 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
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I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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