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Oregon, Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Oregon Death Index, 1903-1998
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Oregon, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Death Index
Collection years 1903-1998
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Oregon State Archives and Records Center, Salem, Oregon


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

The collection consists of an index to deaths from the Oregon State Archives and Record Center for the years 1903 to 1998. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.

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

The following information may be found in these records:

Death

  • Age at Death
  • Estimated Birth Year
  • Date of Death
  • Certificate Number or page number
  • Name of Deceased
  • Name of Father
  • Name of Mother
  • Name of Spouse
  • Place of Death
  • Gender

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The date and place of death

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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?[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

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

  • Search for other vital records such as birth and marriage on the state and county level
  • Search for the family in census records
  • Search for an obituary in a local newspaper
  • Search for a burial or cemetery record
  • Search for land and probate records

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • 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

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Oregon.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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