Oregon, Yamhill County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Oregon, Yamhill County Records, 1857-1963
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Yamhill, Oregon, United States
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Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1857-1963
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County Recorder. County Clerk, McMinnville


What is in This Collection?

This collection includes images of the following records:

  • Deeds and mortgages (1857-1963)
  • Military service records (1919-1951)
  • Licensing and other miscellaneous records (1899-1957)

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Oregon, Yamhill County Records, 1857-1963.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The records may include any of the following:

  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of event
  • Residence
  • Age and gender of principal
  • Occupation
  • 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

Collection Content

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How Do I Search This Collection?

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

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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

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  2. Select the Record Type, Year Range and Volume to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

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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?

  • Search for vital records, such as birth, marriage, and death
  • Search for land and property records
  • Use the information to find additional family members in census records
  • Search the probate records

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials

Record Finder

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Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation

"Oregon, Yamhill County Records, 1857-1963." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Citing County Recorder. County Clerk, McMinnville.

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