Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Klamath County Records Inventory

Marriage Records


Series documents the recording of marriages by the county and includes applications, marriage certificates and licenses, and indexes to marriage records. Information includes the names and residences of bride and groom; justice of the peace, minister, or name of individual officiating; fees charged; date filed; volume and page numbers where recorded; certificate number; date and place of marriage; and signatures of witnesses and county officials. Beginning in 1906 marriages have been officially registered with the state of Oregon. Currently these records are filed with the State Registrar, Vital Statistics Section of the Health Division. Marriage records have been inventoried through 1960.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Office Public Research Room:
Index to Marriage Records, 1882-1990 (3 volumes);
Index to Marriage Records [compiled by Klamath Basin Genealogy Society], 1882-1935 (2 volumes).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Office:
Marriage Licenses [Applications], 1953-1960 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Marriage Licenses [Return of Marriage-includes some stub books], 1906-1953 (3.25 cu.ft.);
Marriage Record [title varies-with index], vol. 1-33, 1882-1963 (33 volumes);
Marriages [Records], vol. 1-33, 1882-1961 (10 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Klamath County Library:
Index to Marriage Records Klamath County Oregon, 1882-1925 (1 volume); 1925-1935 (1 volume).


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