|The names and dates, especially on the early Klickitat County Births are often subject to the memories of those who lived at that time or the
transcription of nearly illegible documents, and just plain human error. They should be looked upon as the "likely" names, dates and places as opposed to the absolute names, dates and places. I have come
upon many a family recollection that Great Grandma was born and/or died in Klickitat County, and later found an official record that in reality either their birth or death was in Wasco County or Portland,
where they had gone for emergency treatment.
What we have attempted to do is to create a fuller context of those who were born in this wonderful Klickitat County. It is a work in progress, and it has been done before.
(Please go to our Legends & Resources page for links to other Birth Record sites).
So why THIS effort? Technology has advanced, and more and more research material is available online. As I can, I am linking online resources to augment the information already available.
We encourage you to go to the original documents as our process is certainly not error free. We are most happy to hear from you about errors on our part, or correction to transcriptions. As we can,
we are trying to correct names for these entries, as so many of them are incorrect on the transcription. Also, many of the first and middle names are not cited, but merely the surname. As possible,
we have looked for later documents that identify the first/middle names.
We will focus on "Pre-1900 Births" and "1900-1915 Births". Of course, there are a multitude of people born after 1915, and they are no less deserving of recognition. Two reasons exist for the choice of these
dates. One, it is increasingly rare for someone born in or before 1915 to still be alive at 100+ years of age, and therefore, their information is less likely to be exploitable. And two, because of sheer
human effort and hours it would take to go beyond 1915.
Ellen Rowley, Researcher