Oregon, Benton County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Oregon, Benton County Records, 1856-1984 .
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Benton, Oregon, United States
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Record Description
Record Type County Clerk Records
Collection years 1856-1984
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What is in the Collection?

This collection includes digital images of the following:

  • Land and property records (1856-1984)
  • Old age pensions (1934-1936)
  • Naturalization records (1864-1962)
  • Military records (1919-1948)
  • Probate records (1853-1856)

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  • Name of deceased
  • Event date
  • Event place
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Names of parents
  • Biographical information about parents such as date and place of birth
  • 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
  • Occupation

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Collection Citation:

"Oregon, Benton County Records, 1856-1984" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing County Clerk, Corvallis.

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