Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Marion 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 Marion County Courthouse, County Clerk's Vault:
Foreign Marriages [Records-outside of Marion County], no. 28000-38891, 1947-1960 (.70 cu.ft.);
[Index to Marriages-unbound], 1849-1967 (2 cu.ft.);
Marriage Certificates, no. 26800-42101, 1946-1960 (2.75 cu.ft.);
Marriage Certificates [Record-no. 18-1383], vol. 2, 1858-1871 (1 volume);
Marriage Certificates [Record-no. 1384 to 1720], vol. 2, 1871-1874 (1 volume);
Marriage Index, n.d. (1 volume);
Marriage Licenses [Record], vol. 1, 1863-1875 (1 volume);
Marriage Record [no. 1721 to 42614-with index], vol. 3-43, 1874-1961 (41 volumes).

Records at the Courthouse Square Building, Clerk's Office, Room 2130, Public Research Room:
[Marriage Index], 1849-1967 (ca.120 sheets of microfiche);
[Marriage License Applications & Medicals-Certificates], no. 25741-42999, 1945-1962 (15 reels of microfilm);
[Old Marriage Certificates], no. 1-1383, 1849-1871 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Marion County Archives:
Marriage Apps. & Medicals [Applications and Medical Certificates-title varies], no. 25741-42087, 1945-1960 (14 cu.ft.);
Marriage Certificates, no. ca.593-24331, 1849-1942 (8 cu.ft.);
Return on Marriages [Records-accession no. 91.021.003], 1912-1953 (5 cu.ft.).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Marriage Affidavits and Consents [scroll down], 1863-1874 (Familysearch.org);
Marriage Certificates [scroll down], 1876-1960 (Familysearch.org);
Marriage Certificates Marriage Licenses [scroll down], 1892-1893, 1906 (Familysearch.org);
Marriage Index [scroll down], 1849-1967 (Familysearch.org);
Marriage License Application [scroll down], no. 34915-42105,1953-1961 (Familysearch.org);
Marriage License Medical Certificates [scroll down], no. 25741-30622,1944-1957 (Familysearch.org);
Marriage Licenses [scroll down], 1863-1875 (Familysearch.org);
Marriage Returns [scroll down], no. 9531-34914, 1912-1953 (Familysearch.org);
Marriages [Records-includes unnumbered records-scroll down], no. 1-40126, 1849-1958 (Familysearch.org).


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