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​Finding Obituaries

Finding Birth & Death Dates

To find birth or death dates, the following sources may be useful

Nationwide

Oregon

  • Oregon Death Index State information provided by Heritage Trail Press. Currently 1903-1930 online. UO Libraries also own 1903-1970 on microfilm, 1971-present on microfiche. A death index for Portland goes back to 1854. Ask at the Microforms Desk for these materials.
  • Oregon Historical Records Index from the Oregon State Archives, a growing online index to records held in the state archives. Information available varies from county to county.
  • UO Library Catalog Search by Subject for: Registers of births, etc. Oregon. Lists usually copied from newspapers.
  • See Grave & Cemetery information below.