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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Hood River County Records Inventory

Delayed Birth Records

1870-1978

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. Access to birth records is restricted for 100 years following the date of birth by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096.

Records at the Hood River County Courthouse, Small Jury Room:
Registration of Birth [Delayed Birth Petitions and Decrees-documents births from ca. 1870 to ca.1920-with index], 1943-1978 (.75 cu.ft.). 

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Delayed Birth Certificates [documents births from 1883 to 1921-with index], 1940-1941 (.10 cu.ft.).

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