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Portland Birth Ledger 1864-1905

Early Portland birth certificates were entered into a ledger book.  The book is in the possession of Oregon Vital Records Department.  Copies of each ledger page have been scanned and indexed by the GFO Data Extraction Team.  Information may include maiden name of mother, parents' birthplace, place of birth in Portland of the child, and by whom reported.  

  • 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 letter envelope.

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 Ledger
2505 S.E. 11th Ave., Suite B-18
Portland, OR 97202-1061