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About the Oregon Historical Records Index

County Death Records

The registers and related records document deaths as registered by the county. Information typically includes the name of the deceased, date of death, sex, color, marital status, age, place of death, birthplace, occupation, father's name, father's birthplace, full maiden name of mother, mother's birthplace, cause of death, contributory cause of death, and name of person reporting the death.

The records also include some county copies of individual death certificates with similar information. The records were traditionally maintained by the county but custody was transferred later to the Oregon Health Division. Finally, custody was transferred to the Oregon State Archives.

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