Source Information

Oregon State Library Oregon, U.S., Adoptions and Name Changes, 1876-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data: Laws of the State of Oregon [1876, 1880, 1882, 1885, 1887, 1889, 1891, 1893, 1895, 1898, 1899, 1901, 1903, 1905, 1907, 1909, 1911, 1913, 1915, 1917, 1919]. Oregon State Library, Salem, Oregon.

About Oregon, U.S., Adoptions and Name Changes, 1876-1918

An 1864 Oregon statute began requiring judges to report name changes and adoptions. The reports are published biennially, and this collection includes reports dating from 1876 through 1919. Records include the date, present name, former name, adoptive parents, and the county.

The state of Oregon also maintains a voluntary registry to facilitate adoption research for eligible parties. More information on adoption research in Oregon can be found on the Oregon Department of Human Services website.