The Oregon Archives Division, Office of the Secretary of State is the official website for the Oregon State Archives. This site has links to searchable birth records, death records, divorce records, marriage records, land records, naturalization records, photographs, military records, and more.



Birth Marriage and Death records #OnGenealogy

 Birth, Marriage, & Death Records


Vital Records at Oregon Historical Records Index 

Search Portland births, 1881-1902; and deaths 1881-1917

Search Benton County delayed births, 1862-1899; divorces, 1853-1920; and marriages, 1885-1929

Search Clackamas County delayed births, 1869-1899; divorces, 1852-1920; and marriages, 1848-1893, 1910-1921 

Search Clatsop County divorces, 1861-1869; and marriages, 1848-1893, 1910-1921

Search Curry County divorces, 1866-1929

Search Gilliam County divorces, 1909-1924

Search Grant County divorces, 1872-1922

Search Hood River County marriages, 1908-1947; and divorces, 1890-1908

Search Jackson County divorces, 1856-1914

Search Lane County divorces, 1855-1900

Search Lincoln County marriages, 1924-1947

Search Linn County delayed births, 1860-1899; and marriages, 1850-1873

Search Marion County divorces, 1852-1921 

Search Polk County delayed births, 1855-1899; and divorces, 1854-1912

Search Tillamook County divorces, 1875-1909

Search Umatilla County divorces, 1863-1942

Search Wasco County delayed births, 1859-1899; and divorces, 1859-1916 

Search Washington County divorces, 1863-1942

Search Yamhill County divorces, 1857-1930; and marriages, 1856-1875

Vital Records – onsite only with access restrictions, by city and county and year

Adoption Reco​rds – Onsite only



Wills & Probate Records

Oregon Historical Records Index 

1850-1898 Benton County probates

1844-1928 Clackamas County probates

1847-1925 Clatsop County probates

1853 Umpqua/Jackson County probates

1882 Wasco County probates

1856-1922 Curry County probates

1852 Umpqua County probates

1864 Wasco/Umatilla County probates

1889 Grant County probates

1902-1929 Hood River County probates

1853-1925 Jackson County probates

1856 Josephine in Jackson County probates

1882 Klamath in Lake county probates

1874 Lake in Jackson County probates

1852-1928 Lane County probates

1887 Malheur in  Baker County probates

1843-1908 Marion County probates

1885 Morrow in Umatilla County probates

1855-1900 Multnomah County probates

1847-1921 Polk County probates

1889 Sherman in Wasco County probates

1859-1953 Tillamook County probates

1864-1922 Umatilla County probates (surnames A-H)

1864 Union in Baker County probates

1854-1953 Wasco County probates

1899 Wheeler in Grant/Gilliam/Crook County probates

1852-1946 Yamhill County probates

Probate Records Guide – onsite collections


Residence records census land migration voting taxation #OnGenealogy

Residence Records


Census Re​cord​s Guide – primarily onsite

Oregon Historical Records Index – 1865 Marion County Census, 1865 Umatilla County Census, 1875 Lake County Census, 1875 Umatilla County Census, 1885 Umatilla County Census, 1895 Marion County Census, 1895 Morrow County Census, 1895 Multnomah County Census



Early Oregonians Database – Project attempts to document all individuals who lived in Oregon prior to statehood.




Oregon Historical County Records Guide – Includes maps, county and office histories, scenic images and records for Oregon’s 36 counties.​

Provisional and Territorial Records Guide – Includes maps, agency and county histories and descriptions of provisional and territorial government records available at the Oregon State Archives.​​



Land Records

Land Record​​s Guide – use Oregon Historical Records Index to search 4,000 land claims from the early 1840s



Naturalization & Citizenship Records

Oregon Historical Records Index to search 8,000 records starting in the late 1800s

Curry County – Naturalization Declarations of Intention, 1904-1929

Hood River County Naturalization Records, 1880-1940

Josephine County – Naturalization Records, 1854-1970

Linn County – Naturalization Records, 1850-1956

Wasco County – Naturalization Records, 1851-1962

Yamhill County – Naturalization Records, 1849-1959

Naturalization Records Guide – links to what’s available onsite


Daily Life Records school work church court government library social life #OnGenealogy

Daily Life Records


Government Records

Oaths of Office​ for Elected Officials, 2010-2020

Governors Records Guides – Includes biographical notes, records descriptions and container listings for many governors. Earlier governors listings primarily feature governor’s messages and letters.​

Legislative Bill Tracings – Includes committee names, page numbers from minutes, tape numbers and other helpful research information related to selected bills from 1981 to the present.​

Legislative Committee Minutes, Audio Logs and Recordings – Summaries of committee proceedings from 1991 to present.​

Oregon Legislative Records Guide – Includes access information, histories, and records inventories.​

Oregon Legislators and Staff Guide – Includes listings of members of the legislature with their residence, district and party from 1841 to present.​

Provisional and Territorial Records Guide – Includes maps, agency and county histories and descriptions of provisional and territorial government records available at the Oregon State Archives.​​



Libraries, Museums, & Archives

State Agency Records Guides – State agency records held by the Oregon State Archives. Includes agency history, scope and content notes, record series descriptions, image slideshow and links.​




Historical Photograph Collections​Search historical photographs from the holdings of the Salem Public Library, the Oregon State Archives and the Marion County Historical Society




Oregon Historical Records Index – Index of surnames and other entries compiled from a selected list of records held by the Oregon State Archives.​














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