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Oregon, Yamhill County Records, 1857-1963
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Yamhill, Oregon, United States
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Location of Yamhill County, Oregon
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Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1857-1963
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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Yamhill County Clerk


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

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)

It also includes 6 volumes of "Miscellaneous Records" dated 1899-1957. The miscellaneous records include some land transactions, licensing records and other items. Records will be added to this collection as images become available.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

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?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Sample Image[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

Record Record Types Year
Land and property Deeds 1854-1921
Land and property Index to deeds 1854-1889
Land and property Index to deeds (direct) 1854-1965
Land and property Index to deeds (direct and indirect) 1909-1965
Land and property Mortgage 1871-1942
Land and property Territorial deed 1855-1857
Military Index to discharge 1920-2008
Military Service to discharge 1919-1951
Miscellaneous Index to miscellaneous 1900-1958
Miscellaneous Miscellaneous records 1900-1958
Probate Power of attorney 1918-1927

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 of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  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]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page

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

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 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?[edit | edit source]

  • 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

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 can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
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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