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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Washington County Records Inventory

Delayed Birth Records

1857-1988

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 Oregon State Archives:
Birth Petitions AKA Delayed Birth Certificates [documents births from ca.1857 to ca.1920], 1946-1960 (.60 cu.ft.);
Delayed Birth Certificates [documents births from ca.1857 to ca.1920], 1943-1950 (.75 cu.ft.);
Delayed Birth Certificates [Miscellaneous-primarily petitions without decrees], no. 42-2353, 1943-1988 (.20 cu.ft.);
Delayed Birth Evidences Register [Notepad], 1974 (.05 cu.ft.);
Register of Birth Certificates [no. 1992 to 2353-documents births from ca.1875 to ca.1950-with index], vol. 2, 1961-1988 (1 volume);
Registration of Births [Delayed Births-documents births from ca.1880 to ca.1950], no. 828-2325, 1950-1977 (2 cu.ft.);
Supporting Proof Birth Certificates [Alphabetical Index Cards-describes supporting documents that include births from ca.1886 to ca.1947], n.d. (.10 cu.ft.);
Search for 1857-1910 Washington County delayed births in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Register of Birth Certificates [no. 1 to 1991-documents births from ca.1865 to ca.1920-with index], vol. 1, 1943-1961 (1 volume).

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