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Vital records from Multnomah County are extant from the time of the county's establishment.

Birth Records

By statute, birth records are open records only after 100 years. A few Portland births were recorded before statewide registration began, and they are available at the Oregon State Archive's Website.

Marriage records

exist beginning in 1855.

DIVORCE records

Earliest divorces were granted by the state legislature. Later, records were kept by the counties.

Death records

As kept by a government body began for the City of Portland in 1881. A listing of early death records can be found on the Oregon State Archives website.

Name changes

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