Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Clackamas 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 Oregon State Archives:
Clackamas County Marriage Index, 1885-1890 (1 reel of microfilm);
Clackamas County Marriage Records, vol. 1-34, 1853-1948 (16 reels of microfilm);
Marriage Certificates, 1863-1889, 1910-1921, 1931-1935 (2 cu.ft.);
Marriage Certificates [Record], vol. 4, 1885-1892 (1 volume);
Marriage Record [with index], vol. 1, 1848-1864 (1 volume); vol. 3, 1879-1885 (1 volume); vol. 9-42, 1903-1961 (44 volumes);
Record of Marriages [with index] vol. 2, 1864-1879 (1 volume);
Search for 1848-1893, 1910-1921 Clackamas County marriage records in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Clackamas County Clerk's Recording Office Suite 110, Public Research Area:
[Marriage Records-volumes 17 to 42 with index], vol. 1-42, 1853-1961 (20 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives:
Marriage Record [with index], vol. 5-8, 1892-1903 (4 volumes);
Marriage Returns Outside Licenses [with index], vol. 1-7, 1928-1966 (7 volumes);
Return of Marriages, vol. 1-74, 1917-1953 (74 volumes).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives, Security Microfilm Storage:
Marriages [Records], vol. 1-42, 1853-1961 (20 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Library:
Clackamas County Marriage Records [Abstracts-Clackamas County Family History Society], ca.1845-1900 (1 volume);
Clackamas County Marriages [Abstracts-Clackamas County Family History Society-title varies], 1912-1915 (1 volume); 1915-1918 (1 volume);
[Index to Clackamas County, Oregon Marriage Records-Abstracts-Mt. Hood Genealogical Forum of Clackamas County], vol. II, 1900-1912 (1 volume);
Index to Marriage Returns [Abstracts-Clackamas County Family History Society], 1917-1929 (1 volume);
Index to Marriage Returns [Abstracts-Clackamas County Family History Society-title varies], 1929-1948 (2 volumes);
Marriage Licenses Clackamas County [original licenses-with index], 1915-1920 (1 binder);
Marriage Returns [photocopies], vol. 1-74, 1917-1953 (74 volumes).


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