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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Multnomah County Records Inventory

Married Women's Property Registers

1859-1923

Series documents property held by women independently and separately from their husbands. Registration of property usually is in relation to a marriage or divorce settlement. Information includes a description of property (land, livestock, and farm and household goods) to be considered separate and declarations stating that the woman in question is not responsible for her husband's debts.

Records at the Towne Storage Building, Multnomah County Circuit Court Records Area:
Permanent Files [Women's Separate Property Records], 1895-1913 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Yeon Building, Multnomah County Archives, Microfilm Storage:
Register of Married Women's Separate Property, 1859-1923 (1 reel of microfilm).

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