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== Collection Time Period  ==
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The collection covers the years 1857 to 1963.
 
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
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Records will be added to this collection as images become available. At present, many other county records are available on microfilm at the Family History Library and family history centers.  
 
Records will be added to this collection as images become available. At present, many other county records are available on microfilm at the Family History Library and family history centers.  
  
=== Record Content ===
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County officials began keeping records from the time the county was formed. &nbsp;
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For a list of record categories currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1930095/waypoints Browse].
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The collection covers the years 1857 to 1963.&nbsp;
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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.
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Facts current at the time of the event are generally reliable.
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
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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, Yamhill County Records, 1857-1963" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing County Recorder. County Clerk, McMinnville.}}
  
The record content varies by record type. It may include any of the following pieces of information:
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[[Oregon, Yamhill County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
*Name of primary individual
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== Record Content  ==
*Event date
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*Event place  
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The key genealogical facts in the Oregon, Yamhill County Records may include the following information:
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[[Image:Oregon, Yamhill County Records DGS 4474740 38.jpg|thumb|right|Oregon, Yamhill County Records DGS 4474740 38.jpg]]
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*Name of deceased
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*Date and place of event
 
*Residence  
 
*Residence  
*Age  
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*Age and gender of principal
*Sex
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*Occupation
 
*Names of parents  
 
*Names of parents  
 
*Biographical information about parents such as date and place of birth  
 
*Biographical information about parents such as date and place of birth  
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*Names of witnesses  
 
*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)  
 
*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  
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*Description and value of property or land
*Occuptaion
 
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
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*The name of the individual or individuals
 
*The name of the individual or individuals
  
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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==== Identify the record to be searched  ====
  
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 that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.  
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From the Record Description list, identify the kind of record you would like to search (land, naturalization, probate, marriages, etc.) and click on the title link to select it.  
  
For example:  
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==== Check the surname index  ====
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With each type of records, there is an index page for each letter of the alphabet. Search the index for your ancestor. If you find you ancestor’s name in the index, make note of the page or image number listed.
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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:  
  
 
*Use the age to calculate the birth date.  
 
*Use the age to calculate the birth date.  
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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.
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  
Keep in mind:
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==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
  
*The information in the records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
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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 more recent records.  
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*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.
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
  
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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)]].  
 
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)]].  
 
== Record History  ==
 
 
County officials began keeping records from the time the county was formed.
 
 
=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
 
 
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.
 
 
=== Record Reliability  ===
 
 
Facts current at the time of the event are generally reliable.
 
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
[http://www.kindredtrails.com/OR_Yamhill.html Yamhill County Oregon Kindred Trails]&nbsp;
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[http://www.kindredtrails.com/OR_Yamhill.html Yamhill County Oregon Kindred Trails]  
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[Yamhill County, Oregon|Yamhill County, Oregon]]  
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*[[Oregon Land and Property|Oregon Land and Property]]
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*[[Oregon Military Records|Oregon Military Records]]
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*[[Yamhill County, Oregon]]
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should 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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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: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
 
 
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
 
 
 
*“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.
 
*“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.
 
  
== Sources of information for This Collection  ==
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
  
<!--bibdescbegin-->"Oregon, Yamhill County Records, 1857-1963." ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org). Yamhill County Clerk, McMinnville, Oregon. FHL digital images, 299 digital folders. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
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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"Oregon, Yamhill County Records, 1857-1963," images, ''FamilySearch'', ([https://www.familysearch.org https://familysearch.org]: accessed 7 June 2012), Oregon, Yamhill County Records, 1857-1963 &gt; Military records &gt; Service discharge records..., v. 9 pt. 2 (p. 397-800)&gt; Image 7 of 439 images, James W McLelland, 26 October 1946; citing Yamhill County Clerk, McMinnville, Oregon, United States.  
  
 
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Record Description

This collection includes images of the following records:

  • Deeds and mortgages (1857-1963)
  • Military service records (1919-1951)
  • Licensing and other miscellaneous records (1899-1957)

Records will be added to this collection as images become available. At present, many other county records are available on microfilm at the Family History Library and family history centers.

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

For a list of record categories currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

The collection covers the years 1857 to 1963. 

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, Yamhill County Records, 1857-1963" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing County Recorder. County Clerk, McMinnville.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

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

Oregon, Yamhill County Records DGS 4474740 38.jpg
  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of event
  • Residence
  • Age and gender of principal
  • Occupation
  • 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

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, marriages, etc.) and click on the title link to select it.

Check the surname index

With each type of records, there is an index page for each letter of the alphabet. Search the index for your ancestor. If you find you ancestor’s name in the index, make note of the page or image number listed.

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

Yamhill County Oregon Kindred Trails

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, Yamhill County Records, 1857-1963," images, FamilySearch, (https://familysearch.org: accessed 7 June 2012), Oregon, Yamhill County Records, 1857-1963 > Military records > Service discharge records..., v. 9 pt. 2 (p. 397-800)> Image 7 of 439 images, James W McLelland, 26 October 1946; citing Yamhill County Clerk, McMinnville, Oregon, United States.