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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Yamhill County Records Inventory

Delayed Birth Records

1870-1969

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.

Also see the Circuit Court Journals record series for more documentation of delayed births.

Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office Basement Archives Room:
Delayed Birth Certificates [includes certificates only-documents births from ca.1875-ca.1922], no. D1-D312, 1940-1942 (1 volume);
Index to Delayed Birth Certificates [County and Circuit Court-documents births from ca.1870-ca.1940], vol. 1, 1943-1969 (1 volume).

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