Oregon, Marion County Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Oregon, Marion County Records, 1849-1976
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|Marion, Oregon, United States|
|Flag of Oregon|
|Location of Marion County, Oregon|
|Location of Oregon|
|Record Type||County Clerk Records|
|County Clerk Office, Salem, Oregon|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection includes birth, marriage, land and property, probate, naturalization, tax and old age pension records from the Marion County Clerk. It cover the years 1849 to 1976.
To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Name of primary individual
- Event date
- Event place
- 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
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample Images[edit | edit source]
Coverage Table[edit | edit source]
|Land and property||Chattel mortgage||1893-1901|
|Land and property||Chattel mortgage index-direct||1877-1908|
|Land and property||Deed index-direct||1855-1976|
|Land and property||Deed index-indirect||1855-1976|
|Land and property||Deeds||1854-1920|
|Land and property||Deeds, land grants||1869-1912|
|Land and property||Miscellaneous deeds, land grants||1858-1906|
|Land and property||Mortgage||1855-1922|
|Land and property||Mortgage index-direct||1855-1975|
|Land and property||Mortgage index-indirect||1858-1976|
|Land and property||Old mortgages and chattels||1858-1908|
|Land and property||Satisfaction of mortgages||1897-1909|
|Land and property||Warrant and claim register||1934-1936|
|Naturalization||Petitions with evidence||1854-1914|
|Probate||Court register index||1860-1881|
|Tax||Delinquent tax list||1883-1884|
|Tax||Tax assessment rolls||1895|
|Vital||Delayed birth certificates||1865-1909|
|Vital||Marriage affidavits and consents||1863-1874|
|Vital||Marriage index male||undated|
|Vital||marriage license application||1953-1960|
|Vital||Marriage license medical certificates||1944-1957|
Coverage Map[edit | edit source]
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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
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- The name of your ancestor
- The date of the event
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
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?[edit | edit source]
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?[edit | edit source]
- Use the probate record to identify adoptions, guardians, heirs and relatives
- For earlier years, use the probate record or will to substitute for civil birth and death records
- 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
- Use the information found in the record to find probate records
- Search for death or burial information in BillionGraves Index or at Find A Grave
- If applicable, search for immigration and naturalization records as well
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- 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
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Oregon.
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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