Oregon, Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)
|Access the Records|
Oregon Death Index, 1903-1998 .
|This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.|
|Oregon, United States|
|Flag of Oregon|
|Location of Oregon|
|Record Type||Death Index|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Citing This Collection
- 6 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
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?
The index lists the following information:
- 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
How Do I Search This Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor.
- The date and place of death.
Search the Index
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.
What Do I Do Next?
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?
- In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation below in the Citing This Collection section. You can keep track of your research on this sample Research Log .
- Use the age or estimated birth date to find other county or Oregon Vital Records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records.
- Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in the United States Census, 1900 (FamilySearch Historical Records) or the United States Census, 1920 (FamilySearch Historical Records) or the United States Census, 1940 (FamilySearch Historical Records). Search the state censuses as well.
- Use the information found in the record to find United States, Internal Revenue Assessment Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records).
- Use the information found in the record to find Oregon Land or Probate Records.
- Search for additional death or burial information in BillionGraves Index or at Find A Grave.
- Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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. Try searching for these names as well.
- Check the infobox above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.
Citing This Collection
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
"Oregon Death Index, 1903-1998." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. From "Oregon, Death Index, 1898-2008." Database and images. Ancestry. http://www.ancestry.com : 2000. Citing State of Oregon. Oregon Death Index, 1903-1998. Salem, OR, USA: Oregon State Archives and Records Center.
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
| We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records. |
Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.