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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Douglas County Records Inventory

Delayed Birth Records

1865-1984

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 Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Archives:
1801 [Delayed Birth Orders-documents births from ca.1870-ca.1933], 1939-1942 (.50 cu.ft.);
Births [1801-Delayed Birth Orders-documents births from ca.1870-ca.1933], 1939-1942 (1 reel of microfilm);
Births/Deaths [Delayed Birth Records], no. 1-3631, 1943-1984 (9 reels of microfilm);
Births/Deaths [Index to Delayed Births], 1939-1984 (1 reel of microfilm);
Births/Deaths [Registration of Birth Decrees-title varies], 1943-1967 (3 reels of microfilm);
Delayed Birth Applications [Abstracts from ca.1865 to ca.1941-by Genealogical Society of Douglas County], 2006 (1 binder);
Delayed Birth Applications Incomplete [documents births from ca.1868-ca.1930], 1938-1968 (.10 cu.ft.);
Delayed Birth [Certificates-documents births from ca.1865-ca.1941], no. 1-3631, 1943-1984 (8 cu.ft.);
Delayed Birth Records Index [documents births from ca.1865-ca.1941], n.d. (1 binder of computer printouts);
Record of Delayed Birth Certificates [Index], 1939-1942 (1 volume);
Registration of Birth [Delayed Births-Index to Certificates], 1943-1984 (7 volumes).

Records at the Douglas County Justice Building, 3rd Floor Trial Court Records Room:
Delayed Birth Records [Applications and/or Certificates of County Court Delayed Birth Records], no. 1-288, 1939-1942 (1 reel of microfilm);
Delayed Birth Records [documents births from ca.1865-ca.1930], no. 1-2564, 1943-1956 (6 reels of microfilm);
Delayed Birth Records [Findings and Orders for Registration of Birth], no. 1-1349, 1943-1949 (1 reel of microfilm);
Delayed Birth Records [Index-for the first 6 books of delayed birth records], 1939-1967 (1 reel of microfilm);
Delayed Birth Records [Registration of Birth Decrees], no. 1350-3477, 1949-1967 (2 reels of microfilm).

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