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Vital Records

Portland Birth Certificates

This is an index to the Portland, Oregon Birth Certificates from 1903–1905 which were not bound and not included with the Oregon Birth Certificate books for the same period. The birth certificates are available at the GFO library, as well as the state of Oregon.

The information usually given on the certificate is the date of birth, place of birth, father’s and mother’s names, father’s and mother’s residence, father’s and mother’s birthplace, maiden name of mother. When a birth was not filed within a year, there may be attachments which give additional family information.

  • Digital images may be ordered for $5 per record
    • These will be emailed.
  • Printed hard copies are $7 per record.
    • These copies are letter-size, folded in thirds and mailed in a business envelope.

These copies are not certified. Any attachments will be included with the certificates. 

Please place orders by completing this form.

You can also order a copy of the certificate by sending your return address, index information, and $5.00 per request (check made payable to GFO) to:
Genealogical Forum of Oregon, Inc.
ATTN: Portland Birth Certificate
2505 S.E. 11th Ave., Suite B-18
Portland, OR 97202-1061

Links below point to the first name on each of 12 index pages.​


Year Records
1901 1 (Hawes)
1902 1 (Fisher
1903 1,495
1904 1,645
1905 1,695