Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Columbia 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:
Marriages [Records], 1854-1865 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
[Return of Marriage-Records], 1906-1953 (.75 cu.ft.).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Vault:
Marriage Index, 1854-ca.1865 (1 volume);
Marriage Licenses, Book A-K, 1854-1960 (9 cu.ft.);
Marriage Record [title varies], vol. A-K, 1859-1961 (12 volumes);
Miscellaneous and Marriages [Record], vol. A, 1854-1865 (1 volume).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Clerk's Office:
Columbia County Marriage Records [Abstract], 1855-1900 (1 volume).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Marriage Index [includes document images], 1854-1899 (familysearch.org);
Marriage Records and Miscellaneous [Record-includes document images], vol. A, 1854-1865 (familysearch.org);
Marriage Records [Case Files-includes related documents such as affidavits and certificates-also includes document images], 1854-1960 (familysearch.org);
Marriage Records [Volumes-includes document images], vol. A-K, 1854-1961 (familysearch.org).


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