Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Morrow 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.

Most of the records located in the clerk's vault are available as digital images in a searchable database at the clerk's office.

Records at the Morrow County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Birth Certificates Delayed [documents births from 1879-1918], 1939-1941 (1 volume);
Birth Register [documents births from ca.1880-ca.1920-with index], vol. 1, 1943-1968 (1 volume);
[Birth Registration Petitions and Decrees-includes births from ca.1890-ca.1920], 1952-1955 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Morrow County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Birth Abstracts [Delayed], 1968-1982 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Morrow County Road Department Yard, Courthouse Shipping Container:
Clerk Save [Delayed Birth Records-includes births from ca.1889-ca.1920], 1939-1968 (.10 cu.ft.).


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