Oregon, Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Oregon Death Index, 1903-1998 .
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|Oregon, United States|
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|Location of Oregon|
|Record Type||Death Index|
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 What Can this Collection Tell Me?
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing this Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in the Collection?
The collection consists of an index to deaths from the Oregon State Archives and Record Center for the years 1903 to 1998. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.
To Browse This Collection
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Oregon Death Index, 1903-1998.|
What Can this Collection Tell Me?
The index lists the following information:
- Age at Death
- Estimated Birth Year
- Date of Death
- Certificate Number or page number
- Name of Deceased
- Name of Father
- Name of Mother
- Name of Spouse
- Place of Death
How Do I Search the Collection?
To begin your search, it is helpful to know at least one of the following:
- The name of your ancestor.
- The approximate date of birth or death.
- The place where the death occurred.
- The name of a parent or spouse
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.
Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
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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?
- Use the information to obtain the actual death certificate.
- Use the information to locate funeral home, obituary or cemetery record.
- Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, land and probate records.
- Use the information to find additional family members.
- Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
- Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?
- Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
- Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
- Search the indexes and records of Oregon, United States Genealogy.
- Search in the Oregon Archives and Libraries.
Citing this Collection
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
- "Oregon, Death Index, 1903-1998." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing "Oregon, Death Index, 1898-2008." Ancestry.com. www.ancestry.com : 2000.
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