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== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description  ==
  
== Record Description ==
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This collection includes digital images of the following:
  
=== Record Content ===
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*Land and property records (1856-1984)
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*Old age pensions (1934-1936)
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*Naturalization records (1864-1962)
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*Military records (1919-1948)
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*Probate records (1853-1856)
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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More records will be added to the collection as images become available. Other Benton County records are available on microfilm through the Family History Library and family history centers.
  
== Record History ==
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County officials began keeping records from the time the county was formed.
  
=== Why This Record Was Created ===
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For a list of records by event and date currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1929994/waypoints Browse].
  
=== Record Reliability ===
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The collection covers the years&nbsp;1856 to 1984.&nbsp;
  
== Related Websites ==
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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.
  
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.
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Facts current at the time of the event are generally reliable.  
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
  
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{{Collection citation | text= "Oregon, Benton County Records, 1856-1984" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing County Clerk, Corvallis.}}
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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[[Oregon, Benton County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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== Record Content  ==
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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The key genealogical facts in the Oregon, Benton County Records may include the following information:  
  
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection ====
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[[Image:Oregon, Benton County Records DGS 4364006 4.jpg|thumb|right]]
  
*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org&nbsp;: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
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*Name of deceased
*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch ([https://www.familysearch.org&nbsp;: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
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*Event date
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*Event place
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*Residence
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*Age
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*Gender
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*Names of parents
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*Biographical information about parents such as date and place of birth
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*Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
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*Names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
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*Names of witnesses
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*Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)  
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*Description and value of property or land
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*Occupation
  
== Sources of information for This Collection ==
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== How to Use the Record  ==
  
The suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the following article: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]
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To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
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*The place where the event occurred
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*The approximate date the event occurred
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*The name of the individual or individuals
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==== Identify the record to be searched  ====
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From the Record Description list, identify the kind of record you would like to search (land, naturalization, probate, etc.) and click on the title link to select it.
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==== Find the image  ====
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Start searching individual images or pages that you have listed. Compare the information in the records to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.
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==== Using the Information  ====
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:
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*Use the age to calculate the birth date.
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*Use the birth date or age along with the residence or place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
 +
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
 +
*Use the residence and names to locate church and land records.
 +
*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment records or military records.
 +
*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
 +
*The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
 +
*The name of the undertaker, mortuary, or cemetery could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.
 +
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname. This is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
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*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
 +
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 +
 
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==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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 +
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 +
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
 +
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
 +
 
 +
If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:
 +
 
 +
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
 +
*Check for an index. There are often indexes created by local genealogical and historical societies.
 +
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
 +
 
 +
For a summary of this information see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
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== Related Websites  ==
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~orbenton/ Benton County Oregon US GenWeb]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[Oregon History|Oregon History]]
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*[[Oregon Land and Property|Oregon Land and Property]]<br>
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*[[Oregon Military Records|Oregon Military Records]]<br>
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*[[Oregon Naturalization and Citizenship|Oregon Naturalization and Citizenship]]<br>
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*[[Oregon Probate Records|Oregon Probate Records]]<br>
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*[[Benton County, Oregon|Benton County, Oregon]]
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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{{Contributor_invite}}
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
 +
 
 +
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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"Oregon, Benton County Records, 1856-1984," images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 23 May 2012), Oregon, Benton County Records, 1856-1984 &gt; Military records &gt; Military discharge records, 1947-1948 &gt; Image 5 of 292, Daisy Madge McCall, 17 May 1945; citing County Records, Military discharge records, 1947-1948, Benton County Clerk, Corvalis, Oregon, United States.
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Record Description

This collection includes digital images of the following:

  • Land and property records (1856-1984)
  • Old age pensions (1934-1936)
  • Naturalization records (1864-1962)
  • Military records (1919-1948)
  • Probate records (1853-1856)

More records will be added to the collection as images become available. Other Benton County records are available on microfilm through the Family History Library and family history centers.

County officials began keeping records from the time the county was formed.

For a list of records by event and date currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

The collection covers the years 1856 to 1984. 

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.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Oregon, Benton County Records, 1856-1984" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing County Clerk, Corvallis.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts in the Oregon, Benton County Records may include the following information:

Oregon, Benton County Records DGS 4364006 4.jpg
  • Name of deceased
  • Event date
  • Event place
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Gender
  • 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
  • Occupation

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • The place where the event occurred
  • The approximate date the event occurred
  • The name of the individual or individuals

Identify the record to be searched

From the Record Description list, identify the kind of record you would like to search (land, naturalization, probate, etc.) and click on the title link to select it.

Find the image

Start searching individual images or pages that you have listed. Compare the information in the records to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:

  • Use the age to calculate the birth date.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the residence or place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names to locate church and land records.
  • Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment records or military records.
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
  • The name of the undertaker, mortuary, or cemetery could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname. This is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.

If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Check for an index. There are often indexes created by local genealogical and historical societies.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.

For a summary of this information see the wiki article: United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records).

Related Websites

Benton County Oregon US GenWeb

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Oregon, Benton County Records, 1856-1984," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 23 May 2012), Oregon, Benton County Records, 1856-1984 > Military records > Military discharge records, 1947-1948 > Image 5 of 292, Daisy Madge McCall, 17 May 1945; citing County Records, Military discharge records, 1947-1948, Benton County Clerk, Corvalis, Oregon, United States.