Oregon Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Oregon, United States
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Location of Oregon
Record Description
Record Type Deaths and Burials
Collection years 1903-1947
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What is in This Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1903 to 1947. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

To begin your search, it is helpful to know at least one of the following:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of birth or death
  • The place where the death occurred
  • The name of a parent or spouse

Collection Content

Coverage Table

The coverage table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1868-1929 Marriages, 1853-1935 Deaths and Burials, 1903-1947
Baker 408 0 0
Benton 284 6,722 0
Clackamas 757 0 0
Clatsop 3,503 13,118 6,227
Columbia 5 2,297 0
Coos 462 0 0
Crook 156 0 0
Deschutes 7 0 0
Douglas 406 1,484 0
Grant 5 2,066 0
Hood River 5 0 0
Jackson 690 0 0
Josephine 120 932 0
Klamath 0 213 0
Lake 111 131 0
Lane 4,754 1,600 837
Linn 2,058 10,144 0
Malheur 13 0 0
Marion 1,246 0 0
Morrow 2,066 2,208 315
Multnomah 4,032 26 0
Oregon 45,198 4,793 21,656
Polk 350 1,272 0
Tillamook 154 0 0
Umatilla 917 0 0
Union 598 10,517 0
Wallowa 117 0 0
Wasco 414 0 0
Washington 507 0 0
Yamhill 910 0 0
Total 70,253 57,523 29,035

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 or burial

Search the Index

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?

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?

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?

  • Use the information to obtain the actual death certificate
  • Use the information to locate funeral home, obituary or cemetery record
  • Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, land and probate record
  • Use the information to find additional family members

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

Research Helps

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

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 Deaths and Burials, 1903-1947." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
Record Citation:
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