Oregon, Baker County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Oregon, Baker County Records, 1862-1950 .
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Baker, Oregon, United States
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Record Description
Record Type County Clerk Records
Collection years 1862-1950
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County Clerk's Office, Baker City



What is in This Collection?

This collection includes the following records from the county clerk's office in Baker County:

  • Naturalizations (1868-1946)
  • Military records (1891-1950)
  • Land and property records (1862-1933)
  • Homestead records (1889-1913)
  • Mining claims (1900-1906)
  • Mortgages (1862-1933)

County officials began keeping records from the time the county was formed. Each type of record within the county was created for a different purpose, but most were created to keep track of the vital events happening in the lives of the citizens and to safeguard their legal interests and the legal interests of their heirs. Facts current at the time of the event are generally reliable.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Oregon, Baker County Records, 1862-1950.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The records may include the following information:

  • Name of primary individual
  • Event date
  • Event place
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Names of parents
  • 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
  • Occupation

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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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How Do I Analyze the Results?

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What Do I Do Next?

If these are indexes, the original records may contain additional information than was not indexed, or the information might have been indexed incorrectly. You may want to search for the original record at the Baker County Cleark.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

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.
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Collection Citation

"Oregon, Baker County Records, 1862-1950." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. County Clerk's Office, Baker City.

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