Oregon Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Oregon, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Deaths and Burials
Collection years 1903-1947
FamilySearch Resources
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Archive
Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City



What is in the Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1903 to 1947. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Oregon Deaths and Burials, 1903-1947.

Collection Content

Coverage Table

The coverage table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1868-1929 Marriages, 1853-1935 Deaths and Burials, 1903-1947
Baker 408 0 0
Benton 284 6,722 0
Clackamas 757 0 0
Clatsop 3,503 13,118 6,227
Columbia 5 2,297 0
Coos 462 0 0
Crook 156 0 0
Deschutes 7 0 0
Douglas 406 1,484 0
Grant 5 2,066 0
Hood River 5 0 0
Jackson 690 0 0
Josephine 120 932 0
Klamath 0 213 0
Lake 111 131 0
Lane 4,754 1,600 837
Linn 2,058 10,144 0
Malheur 13 0 0
Marion 1,246 0 0
Morrow 2,066 2,208 315
Multnomah 4,032 26 0
Oregon 45,198 4,793 21,656
Polk 350 1,272 0
Tillamook 154 0 0
Umatilla 917 0 0
Union 598 10,517 0
Wallowa 117 0 0
Wasco 414 0 0
Washington 507 0 0
Yamhill 910 0 0
Total 70,253 57,523 29,035

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Deaths and Burials Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

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:


For 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?

  • 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.


Collection Citation:

"Oregon, Deaths and Burials, 1903-1947" Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Oregon Deaths and Burials, 1903-1947.


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