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== Record Description  ==
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== What is in This Collection? ==
  
 
This collection includes digital images of the following:  
 
This collection includes digital images of the following:  
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*Probate records (1853-1856)
 
*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.
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===To Browse This Collection===
 
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County officials began keeping records from the time the county was formed.
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|title=Oregon, Benton County Records, 1856-1984
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].
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The collection covers the years&nbsp;1856 to 1984.&nbsp;
 
 
 
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.
 
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Oregon, Benton County Records, 1856-1984" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing County Clerk, Corvallis.}}
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 
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The records may include the following information:  
[[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.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
The key genealogical facts in the Oregon, Benton County Records may include the following information:  
 
 
 
[[Image:Oregon, Benton County Records DGS 4364006 4.jpg|thumb|right]]
 
  
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Name of deceased  
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*Occupation
 
*Occupation
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== Collection Content ==
 
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=== Sample Images ===
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  ====
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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.
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
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Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
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*The name of your ancestor
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*The date of the event
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the  
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'''{{RecordSearch|1929994|Browse Page|access=browse}}''':<br>
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# Select the'''Record''' category
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# Select the '''Record Type, Year Range and Volume''' to view the images.
  
If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:
 
  
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
*Check for an index. There are often indexes created by local genealogical and historical societies.  
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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 [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
*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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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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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.
  
== Related Websites ==
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Search for vital records, such as birth, marriage, and death
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*Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
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*Search for land and property records
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*Use the information found in the record to find probate records
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*Use the information in a naturalization record to find other records such as a ship manifest
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
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*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
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching a nearby locality
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*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials
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== Known Issues with This Collection ==
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~orbenton/ Benton County Oregon US GenWeb]  
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Oregon, Benton County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
  
*[[Oregon History|Oregon History]]
 
*[[Oregon Land and Property|Oregon Land and Property]]<br>
 
*[[Oregon Military Records|Oregon Military Records]]<br>
 
*[[Oregon Naturalization and Citizenship|Oregon Naturalization and Citizenship]]<br>
 
*[[Oregon Probate Records|Oregon Probate Records]]<br>
 
*[[Benton County, Oregon|Benton County, Oregon]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing This Collection ==
  
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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.
  
== 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.  
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"Oregon, Benton County Records, 1856-1984." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 14 June 2016. County Clerk, Corvallis.
  
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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'''[[#top|Top of Page]]'''
  
"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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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
[[Category:Oregon]]
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Benton, Oregon, United States
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Flag of Oregon
US Locator Map Oregon Benton.PNG
Location of Benton, Oregon
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Location of Oregon
Record Description
Record Type County Clerk Records
Collection years 1856-1984
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites


What is in This Collection?

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)

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Oregon, Benton County Records, 1856-1984.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The records may include the following information:

  • 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

Collection Content

Sample Images

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

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

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

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


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?

  • Search for vital records, such as birth, marriage, and death
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
  • Search for land and property records
  • Use the information found in the record to find probate records
  • Use the information in a naturalization record to find other records such as a ship manifest

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, or even initials

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.


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, Benton County Records, 1856-1984." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. County Clerk, Corvallis.

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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