Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Clackamas County Records Inventory

Delayed Birth Records


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.

Also see Circuit Court Journals beginning in 1943 (volume 75) for delayed birth records.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Birth Certificates Delayed [includes related records-documents births from 1869-1925], 1940-1941 (.50 cu.ft.);
Search for 1869-1910 Clackamas County delayed birth records in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Clackamas County Courthouse, Circuit Court Records Center Room 12:
[Delayed Birth Certificates-documents births from ca.1872-ca.1910-with index], no. 1-3559, 1943-1982 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Petition for Registration of Birth-documents births from ca.1882-ca.1910], no. 2701-3559, 1954-1981 (1 reel of microfilm).


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