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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Marion County Records Inventory

Delayed Birth Records

1865-1983

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 Marion County Courthouse, County Clerk's Recording Office Vault:
Delayed Birth Certificate Book [Register-indexes certificate files and probate journal entries in vol. 52 to 263-no. 1 to 3394], 1939-1983 (1 volume).

Records at the Marion County Archives:
Delayed Birth Cert. [Delayed Birth Petitions and Decrees-documents births from ca.1865-ca.1940], no. 1-1968, 1939-1957 (3 cu.ft.); no. 3050-3394, 1960-1983 (1 cu.ft.).

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