Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Clatsop County Records Inventory
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:
Marriage Returns, 1930-1939 (.20 cu.ft.); 1941-1953 (.80 cu.ft.);
Marriages Records, 1852-1961 (18 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Record-includes some marriage, land claim, and mortgage entries-with index], 1853-1874 (1 volume);
Search for 1852-1961 Clatsop County marriages in Oregon Historical Records Index.
Records at the Clatsop County Courthouse, Upper Main Vault:
Marriage License & Certificate Record, vol. 4-11, 1890-1917 (8 volumes);
Marriage License Index Female, vol. 1-2, 1851-1985 (2 volumes);
Marriage License Index Male, vol. 1-2, 1851-1985 (2 volumes);
Marriage Recordings, vol. 3, 1884-1890 (1 volume);
Marriage Record, vol. 2, 1874-1884 (1 volume); vol. 12-25, 1917-1951 (14 volumes);
Record of Marriages [with index], vol. A, 1860-1874 (1 volume);
Return of Marriage, 1913-1929 (16 volumes); 1954-1963 (2 volumes);
Return of Marriage [Stub Books], 1910-1913 (6 volumes).
Records at the Clatsop County Public Services Bldg. 820, Clerk, Records & Elections Division Office, Public Microfilm Cabinet:
[Marriage License Index-Male and Female], 1860-1985 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Marriage Record-title varies], vol. A, 1-31, 1860-1969 (16 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Clatsop County Public Services Bldg. 820, Clerk, Records & Elections Division Office, Microfilm Cabinet:
Marriage Records [Marriage License Index-Male and Female], 1860-1985 (1 reel of microfilm);
Marriage Records, vol. A, 1-31, 1860-1969 (16 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Clatsop County Judge Guy Boyington Building, Vault #1:
Marriage Licenses [Applications], 1954-1963 (2 volumes).