Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Jackson 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.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Delayed Birth Cert. [Certificates-includes petitions-documents births from ca.1860 to ca.1940], no. 1-10466, 1943-1964 (3 cu.ft.);
Delayed Certificates of Birth [documents births from ca.1863 to ca.1923-with index], vol. 1, 1939-1941 (1 volume);
Index Cards to Delayed Birth Certs. [Certificates], 1943-1964 (.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Genealogy Library Building, Library:
Birth Records Jackson Co. Oregon [Delayed Birth Abstracts], 1863-1910 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Library, Medford Branch:
Jackson County Oregon Births [Delayed Birth Abstracts], 1863-1910 (1 volume).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Delayed Birth Record Index, 1863-1910 (Jackson County Genealogy Library Web site).


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