Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Coos 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 Coos County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
[Early Marriage Records], 1854-1913 (5 reels of microfilm);
Index to Marriage Records [printout from computer database], 1854-1948 (4 binders);
Marriage Indexes [Marriage Book], vol. A, 1-17, 1855-1961 (15 reels of microfilm);
Marriage Records [Marriage Licenses-includes certificates, returns, affidavits, and medical certificates], no. AA1-A3838, 1-14781, 1854-1961 (29 reels of microfilm);
Marriage Record [title varies-with index], vol. 1-17, 1864-1961 (17 volumes).

Records at the Coos County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Marriages Book A [with index], 1855-1868 (1 volume).

Records at the Coos History Museum:
[Marriage Records-some include applications, affidavits, certificates, and returns-#A998-19], 1853-1929 (5 cu.ft.).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Marriage List [Coos County], 1854-1900 (US GenWeb Project).


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