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== Record Description  ==
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== What is in the 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] link from the collection landing page.
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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|Oregon, Benton County Records DGS 4364006 4.jpg]]
 
  
 
*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:  
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*The place where the event occurred
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
*The approximate date the event occurred
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You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
*The name of the individual or individuals
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*Name of the person
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*The location or date of the event
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=== Search the Index ===
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the  
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# Select '''Record Category'''
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# Select '''Record Type, Year Range and Volume'''
  
==== Identify the record to be searched  ====
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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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.
  
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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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
==== Find the image ====
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1929994 Oregon, Benton County Records, 1856-1984]. Some catalog records link to multiple digital image records. In this case, click on a digital image record to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
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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== 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.
  
==== Using the Information ====
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
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*In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation below in the [[#Citing This Collection|Citing This Collection]] section. You can keep track of your research on this sample [https://s3.amazonaws.com/ps-services-us-east-1-914248642252/s3/research-wiki-elasticsearch-prod-s3bucket/images/5/50/Research_Log.pdf Research Log] .
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*Use the age or estimated birth date to find other county or [http://genealogy.state.or.us/ Oregon Vital Records] such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records.
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*Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in the [[United States Census, 1870 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] or the [[United States Census, 1900 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  or the [[United States Census, 1920 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] or the [[United States Census, 1940 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  Search the state censuses as well.
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*Use the information found in the record to find [[United States, Internal Revenue Assessment Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
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*Use the information found in the record to find [http://genealogy.state.or.us/ Oregon Land or Probate Records].
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*Use the information in a naturalization record to find other records such as emigrations, port records, ship’s manifests, birth, christening, census, and land records.
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*Use a naturalization record to Learn foreign and “Americanized” names
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*Search for death or burial information in [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2026973 BillionGraves Index] or at [https://www.findagrave.com/ Find A Grave].
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  
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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=== 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. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Check the infobox above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.
  
*Use the age to calculate the birth date.
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
*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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{{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.
  
*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.
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== Citing This Collection ==
*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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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.
  
== Related Websites  ==
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;Collection Citation:
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~orbenton/ Benton County Oregon US GenWeb]
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*[[Oregon Military Records|Oregon Military Records]]<br>
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*[[Oregon Naturalization and Citizenship|Oregon Naturalization and Citizenship]]<br>
 
*[[Oregon Probate Records|Oregon Probate Records]]<br>
 
*[[Benton County, Oregon|Benton County, Oregon]]
 
 
 
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== 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 &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? ==
  
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Benton, Oregon, United States
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Location of Benton, Oregon
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Location of Oregon
Record Description
Record Type County Clerk Records
Collection years 1856-1984
FamilySearch Resources
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What is in the 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 the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • The location or date of the event

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

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page. br>

  1. Select Record Category
  2. Select Record Type, Year Range and Volume

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.

For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

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 Who 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.
  • Check the infobox above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.

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

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