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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Baker County Records Inventory

Delayed Birth Records

1860-1979

Series documents birth records generated by a court in response to a petition. Records may include petitions, decrees or orders, affidavits of correction, registers, and certificates. If the information provided with the petition met the requirements of the court, a decree was issued that served as a legal birth document. Most petitions were filed decades after the actual birth. They were filed in the county of residence at the time of petition, not necessarily in the county of birth. Dates listed in brackets document the range of actual birth dates. Date ranges for court actions such as petitions and decrees are also included. Also see Birth Records series for related records. Access to birth records is restricted for 100 years following the date of birth by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096.

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Clerk's Lower Vault, Back Room:
Birth Certificates [Delayed Birth Registration Applications and Decrees-documents births from ca.1860 to ca.1950-title varies], 1943-1979 (17.35 cu.ft.);
Circuit Court Journal [includes birth registration decrees], vol. 52-72, 1943-1972 (21 volumes).

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Clerk's Upper Vault:
Birth Registrations [Delayed Birth Registration Application and Decree Index], ca.1864-ca.1972 (1 binder);
Register of Birth Certificates [refers to circuit court journal volumes 52 to 72-with index], vol. 1-2, 1943-1979 (2 volumes).

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