Oregon State LibraryAncestry.com. Oregon, U.S., Motor Vehicle Registrations, 1911-1946 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.Original data: Oregon Secretary of State. Oregon Motor Vehicle Registrations. Oregon State Library, Salem, Oregon.
About Oregon, U.S., Motor Vehicle Registrations, 1911-1946
Oregon began requiring annual vehicle registration in 1911. This collection is a published list of motor vehicle registrations from 1911 to 1946. Each registration includes
- license number
- name and address of the vehicle owner (including county in parentheses)
- make of car
- motor number
- model or year of manufacture
- type of body
See the start of the registry for a key to abbreviations. The details in the automobile description could come in handy when identifying and dating photographs.
Also included is a record of convictions. Ever wondered if Grandpa had a lead foot? You just might find out. The record of convictions lists
- name of the offender
- nature of the offense
- chauffeur or operator's license number
- amount of the fine