Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Douglas County Records Inventory

Pension and Relief Records


Series documents financial assistance approved by the county court for widows, mothers, dependent children, orphans, the elderly, and indigents. Information includes applicant name and address, children's names and birth dates, amount of pension or monthly support payment, and county court order. Because the provision of relief became primarily a state and federal function in the 1930s, records are inventoried through 1939.

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Archives:
Aid to Widows with Dependent Children [Abstracts from 1913 to 1937-by Genealogical Society of Douglas County], 2004 (1 binder);
Before the Old Age Pension Commission [Minutes and Orders-with index], 1934-1936 (1 volume);
Exhibit of Indigent Soldiers' Fund Warrants [includes names and pension amounts], 1893-1932 (1 volume);
Old Age [Pension Register], 1934-1936 (1 volume);
Old Age Pensions [Application Abstracts from 1933 to 1934-by Genealogical Society of Douglas County], 2005 (1 binder);
Old Age Pensions [Applications and Orders], no. 1-503, 1934-1935 (3 cu.ft.); no. 1-503, 1934-1935 (4 reels of microfilm);
Old Age Pensions [Old Age Pension Commission-Minutes], 1934-1936 (1 reel of microfilm);
Warrants Probably Welfare Warrants, 1915-1923 (1 volume);
Widows with Dependent Children-County Aid [Record], 1913-1937 (1 volume).


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