Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Yamhill County Records Inventory

Pension and Relief Records


Series documents financial assistance approved by the county court for widows, mothers, dependent children, orphans, the elderly, and indigents. Information includes applicant name and address, children's names and birth dates, amount of pension or monthly support payment, and county court order. Because the provision of relief became primarily a state and federal function in the 1930s, records are inventoried through 1939.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Old Age Pension Applications, 1933-1935 (2.50 cu.ft.);
Old Age Pension Reports, 1933-1935 (.05 cu.ft.);
Relief Applications [Military], 1896-1931 (.10 cu.ft.);
State Emergency Relief Administration [Records-Determination of Need Case Files-Yamhill County], 1934 (2 cu.ft.);
State Emergency Relief Administration Records [includes Yamhill County Relief Committee information], 1933-1951 (1.60 cu.ft.);
Veteran's Property Exemption Claims, 1927-1936 (.80 cu.ft.);
Widow's Pension Applications [includes mother's pension applications], 1920-1937 (.35 cu.ft.);
Search for 1933-1935 Yamhill County old age pensions in Oregon Historical Records Index;
Search for 1920-1937 Yamhill County widow's pensions in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office Basement Plat Room:
[Emergency Relief Administration Records], 1934 (1 volume).

State Archives • 800 Summer St. NE • Salem, OR 97310

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