Archives

The Archives Division ensures all records are preserved permanently, or for some records, maintained for a specific period of time.

You must contact our office prior to visiting as not all of our archived materials are readily available. Contact can be by telephone 541-440-6113 or our mailing address is:
Douglas County Clerk
Archives Division
P.O. Box 10
Roseburg, OR 97470

Available for Research

  • Adoption Records: Available by Court Order only
  • Birth Records: If less than six months from the date of birth in Douglas County, contact the Douglas County Clerk's Office at 541-440-3513. If it has been six months or longer since the date of birth, contact the State Vital Records office in Portland at 971-673-1190.
  • Circuit Court Cases: 1852 to 1975 only
  • County Court Journal/Commissioner's Proceedings: 1853 to present day
  • Court Delayed Birth Certificates: Various
  • Death Records: If less than six months from the date of death in Douglas County, contact the Douglas County Clerk's Office at 541-440-3513. If it has been six months or longer since the date of death, contact the State Vital Records office in Portland at 971-673-1190.
  • Deed Records: 1853 to present day
  • Election Records: 1900 to 1974 only
  • Inquests: 1896 to 1972 only
  • Insanity Records: Available by Court Order only
  • Marriage Records: 1853 to present day
  • Naturalization records: 1859 to 1975 only
  • Probate Cases: 1853 to 1982 only
  • Voter Registration: Purged prior to 1993
  • Wills: 1859 to 1969 only (these are incomplete)

Obtaining Copies or Searches

To obtain copies of documents or have a search completed, you may visit our office but please call ahead, or send a written request with a check or money order to the Archives Division address. Or, you may order by phone with a credit or debit card; the minimum fee for orders satisfied by mail or phone is $5.

Fees

ServiceFee
Per Certified Copy of Document
$5.00
Per Plain Copy of Document
$7.75