Oregon, Deaths of Alaskans Recorded at Morningside Hospital, Portland, Oregon - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, 
United States
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Location of Oregon
Record Description
Record Type Vital
Collection years 1900-1929
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection is an index of deaths for the years 1900 to 1929 of Alaskans recorded at the Morningside Hospital in Portland, Oregon. The original index may be viewed at the Morningside Hospital website. You may also view Death Certificates.

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

Death records may contain:

  • The name of deceased
  • The date of death
  • Place of death
  • Residence
  • Gender
  • Age at death
  • Birthdate
  • Certificate Number
  • Names of relatives

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the deceased
  • The approximate date of death

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Search for an obituary in local newspapers
  • Search for a cemetery record
  • Use the information found to search for the family in census records
  • Search for probate records for the individual

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
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  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials

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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Oregon.

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