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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Deschutes County Records Inventory

Marriage Records

1916-1975

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 Deschutes County Archives:
Applications for Marriages, 1936-1943 (.25 cu.ft.); 1953-1959 (.25 cu.ft.);
Marriage Record, vol. 1-9, 1916-1962 (9 volumes);
Marriage Returns, 1935-1953 (.50 cu.ft.);
Medical Certificates [Marriage], 1954-1956, 1958 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes County Records Center:
Marriage Applications, Licenses and Certificates [trifolded-alphabetical], 1937-2001 (37 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Research Room:
Deschutes County Marriages [Abstracts-Deschutes Historical Society], 1916-1948 (1 volume);
Index to Marriages Direct and Indirect, vol. 1, 1916-1975 (1 volume);
Marriage Index [alphabetical by groom's last name], 1916-present (2 binders).

Records at the Deschutes Historical Center, First Floor Library:
Deschutes Co. Mar. [County Marriage Abstract Cards], 1916-ca.1922 (.25 cu.ft.);
Oregon Deschutes County Marriages [Abstracts to vol. 1 to 3-Deschutes Historical Society], 1916-1925 (1 volume).

Records at the Bend Public Library:
Oregon Deschutes County Marriages [Abstracts to vol. 1 to 3-Deschutes Historical Society], 1916-1925 (1 volume).

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