Vital Records

The Oregon Historical Society's Research Library has the following vital records information for the state of Oregon. Please note that the Research Library does not keep actual certificates.

  • Oregon Death Index: 1903 – 1970 (microfilm); 1971 – 2002 (microfiche)
  • Oregon Marriage Index: 1906 – 1924, 1946 – 1960 (microfilm); 1961  – 2002 (microfiche by bride and groom surnames)
  • Oregon Divorce Index: 1946 – 1960 (microfilm); 1961  – 2002 (microfiche by husband's surname)
  • Portland Death Index: 1915  – 1925 (microfilm)
  • Portland Birth Index: 1864  – 1892 (scattered records on microfilm)
  • Portland Death Certificates: 1881  – 1917 (microfilm)

Additional Sources for Vital Records Information

Multnomah County Public Library
801 SW 10th
Portland, Oregon 97205
(503) 248‐5234
www.multcolib.org

Oregon State Archives
800 Summer Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97310
(503) 378‐4241
http://sos.oregon.gov/archives/Pages/default.aspx

Vital Records - Center for Health Statistics
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 205
Portland, Oregon 97232
(503) 731‐4095
https://public.health.oregon.gov/PHD/Directory/Pages/Program.aspx?pid=8

Under the Health Division's Administrative Rule 333‐11‐096, death certificates are restricted for a period of 50 years;birth information for 100 years. You may petition the Oregon Center for Health Statistics and Vital Record for a copy of any restricted document.