Oregon, Deschutes County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Oregon, Deschutes County Records, 1871-1985 .
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|Deschutes, Oregon, United States|
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|Location of Deschutes, Oregon|
|Location of Oregon|
|Record Type||County Courthouse Records|
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 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?
This collection includes records from 1871 to 1985. It consists of images of county records filmed at the county courthouse in Bend, Oregon. The collection includes marriage, probate and land records and is being published as images become available.
To Browse This Collection
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Oregon, Deschutes County Records, 1871-1985.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?
The information varies between the types of records. You may find any of the following:
- Name or names of the primary individuals
- Event date
- Event place
- Names of parents, spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
- Biographical information about parents such as date and place of birth
- 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
To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Oregon marriages click here.
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
You can search the index or view the images or both.
Search the Index
View the Images
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- Select County
- Select Record type, year range and volume number or letter
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.
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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?
- In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation below in the Citing This Collection section. You can keep track of your research on this sample Research Log .
- Use the age or estimated birth date to find other county or Oregon Vital Records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records.
- 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.
- Use the information found in the record to find United States, Internal Revenue Assessment Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records).
- Use the information found in the record to find Oregon Land or 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.
- Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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.
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. Below are the proper citations to use for this whole collection as well as for individual images:
- “Oregon, Deschute County Records, 1871-1985.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Deschute County Courthouse, Bend, Oregon.
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