Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Lane 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.
See the Circuit Court Journals records series for more information about possible delayed birth entries after 1966.
Records at the Lane County Courthouse, Court Exhibit Room:
Circuit Court Journal [includes delayed birth entries], vol. 75-99, 1947-1952 (25 volumes);
[Delayed Birth Card Index], 1943-1948 (.35 cu.ft.);
Delayed Birth Certificates [Docket-documents births from ca.1864-ca.1936-with index], 1943-1966 (2 volumes);
Probate Journal [includes delayed birth registrations in volumes 28-30-title varies], vol. 3-68, 1865-1952 (66 volumes).
Records at the Lane County Courthouse, Court Archives:
Circuit Court Journals [includes delayed births], vol. 57-74, 1943-1947 (6 reels of microfilm);
Lane County Circuit Court Journal [includes delayed birth entries], 1952-1966 (130 reels of microfilm).