Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Lake 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. 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 series for decrees for registration of birth from circa 1943 to circa 1976.
Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Circuit Court Basement West Storage Room:
Circuit Court Case Files [includes case files with interfiled registration of birth petitions, evidences, and decrees documenting births from ca.1855-ca.1940], 1943-1976 (ca.4 cu.ft.).
Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Circuit Court Basement East Storage Room:
Circuit Court Case Index Direct [indexes registration of birth records interfiled with circuit court case files documenting births from ca.1855-ca.1940], 1943-1976 (1 volume).
Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Circuit Court Office Storage Room:
Probate Index [indexes probate, insane commitment, delayed birth, and other cases], n.d.-1983 (1 binder).
Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Petitions for Registration of Birth], 1955-1962 (.10 cu.ft.);
[Vault Index-indexes circuit court, probate, insane, and delayed birth boxes in the clerk's basement south storage room], 1875-ca.1977 (1 binder).