World Archives Project: Willamette, Oregon, Death Records, 1850-2006

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About this project This collection contains various death records from Willamette, Oregon.

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Death Record

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Choose the "Death Record" form type when the image contains any kind of death record. This includes funeral home records, obituaries, cemetery records, and death certificates. For index cards that only contain a name with no obituary notice attached, it should be marked as "Cover page, Section header, etc."

Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.
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Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.
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Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods.
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Prefix

Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr," "Mr," or "Mrs," as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.On death records "stillborn", "baby", "child", "unknown", or "not stated" may appear. Key these as Given names. If "child of Peter Pan" appears, key the complete phrase into the given name field.
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Gender

Key the gender in its full form using the dictionary provided to assist you.
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Death Day

Key the day from the death date.
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Death Month

Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the death date using the dictionary provided to assist you.
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Death Year

Key the year from the death date.
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Death Place

Key the death place as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Geographical locations should be separated by a comma, such as "Salem, Oregon".
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Age at Death

Key the age at the time of death. Valid ages include numeric digits between "0" and "120" and fractions between "1/12" and "11/12". If an age includes years, months, and/or days key only the years. If an age appears in months, such as 10 months, key age as a fraction: "10/12" If an Age includes years plus a fraction, such as 3 3/12, key only the year. If the age is less than one month, key "0."
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Birth Day

Key the day from the birth date.
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Birth Month

Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the birth date, using the dictionary provided to assist you.
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Birth Year

Key the year from the birth date.
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Birth Place

Key the birth place as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Geographical locations should be separated with a comma, such as "Salem, Oregon".
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Burial Day

Key the day from the burial date.
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Burial Month

Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the burial date, using the dictionary provided to assist you.
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Burial Year

Key the year from the burial date.
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Burial Place

Key the burial place as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Geographical locations should be separated with a comma, such as "Salem, Oregon". Cemetery names should be keyed in the cemetery field.
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Cemetery

Key the cemetery name as seen on the record.
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Spouse Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the spouse as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods.
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Spouse Surname

Key the surname of the spouse as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.
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Father Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the father as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods.
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Father Surname

Key the surname of the father as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.
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Mother Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the mother as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods.
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Mother Surname

Key the surname of the father as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.
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Target

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