Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Marion County Records Inventory

Assumed Business Names Registers


Series documents the registration of business names with the county clerk or recorder. Information includes assumed business name; description of business; filing date; and business owner, notary public, witness, clerk or recorder, and deputy's name. Series may also include an index arranged alphabetically by business name. Businesses which were registered were typically automotive sales, motorcycle repair, merchandise shops, butchers, and feed stores. Since 1964, assumed business names have been filed with the Secretary of State. Assumed business names have been inventoried through 1964. For more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Business Registry Section.

Records at the Marion County Archives:
[Assumed Business Name Cards-accession no. 90.001.002], 1960-1980 (3 cu.ft.);
[Assumed Business Names-Index Cards], ca.1913-1964 (1 cu.ft.);
[Index to Certificates of Assumed Business Names], 1913-1964 (2 volumes);
Record of Assumed Business Names [title varies], vol. 3-20, 1936-1964 (18 volumes);
Record of Assumed Business Names [title varies-with index], vol. 1-2, 1913-1936 (2 volumes);
[Retired Assumed Business Names-accession no. 90.001.002], 1913-1964 (.40 cu.ft.).

State Archives • 800 Summer St. NE • Salem, OR 97310