Death Records and Death Certificates in Oregon

Oregon Death Records

The population of Oregon was recorded 4,217,737 on July 1, 2019, a 10.09% increase over the 2010 census. Oregon racial composition as of 2016 was 85.1% White, 1.9% Black or African American, 1.1% American Indian and Alaska Native, 4% Asian, 0.4% Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 3.1% some other race, and 4.4% two or more races.

This page is created to provide genealogists and researchers an ultimate guide to the state of Oregon death records. Use the links and the tips below for Oregon death records, certificates, online tools and databases. Additional information on how to obtain Oregon death certificates is available below.

How to Find a Death Record in Oregon

Oregon death records search

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Oregon death records, Oregon death certificates, Oregon death notices, Oregon death indexes, and other related Oregon genealogy records.

Oregon death records free

Below are some of the most comprehensive resource for death records in Oregon.

Oregon Death Index

Oregon death records database

Links to Oregon death and burial indexes and databases are as below:

Oregon social security death index

The Social Security Death Index contains information on millions of deceased individuals in Oregon with social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. Try the links below to search the index:

Public Death Record Oregon

In addition to the indexes and databases above, there are some other resources that gives to almost the same or might even more information about a deceased individual. Here are some to check out:

Oregon Death Certificates

How to get a death certificate in Oregon

The state of Oregon began recording births and deaths in 1903 and marriages in 1906. The Oregon State Archives in Salem has vital records from fifteen of the thirty-six counties. These include Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Douglas, Jackson, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Multnomah (and Portland), Polk, Tillamook, Umatilla, Wasco, Washington, and Yamhill. All are at the state’s Vital Records Bureau. For birth and death records from 1 January 1903 and for marriage records from 1 January 1906, write:

Oregon Center for Health Statistics, Vital Records
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 205
P.O. Box 14050
Portland, OR 97293-0050
Tel: 503-731-4095
Fax: 503-234-8817

Oregon death certificates online

Use the links below to get death certificates and vital records in Oregon.

Oregon Death Notices

Check local newspapers and local online news websites which frequently publish notices. Use the link below for more information on Oregon news agencies.

Oregon counties for death record research

  • Baker County
  • Benton County
  • Clackamas County
  • Clatsop County
  • Columbia County
  • Coos County
  • Crook County
  • Curry County
  • Deschutes County
  • Douglas County
  • Gilliam County
  • Grant County
  • Harney County
  • Hood River County
  • Jackson County
  • Jefferson County
  • Josephine County
  • Klamath County
  • Lake County
  • Lane County
  • Lincoln County
  • Linn County
  • Malheur County
  • Marion County
  • Morrow County
  • Multnomah County
  • Polk County
  • Sherman County
  • Tillamook County
  • Umatilla County
  • Union County
  • Wallowa County
  • Wasco County
  • Washington County
  • Wheeler County
  • Yamhill County