Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Douglas 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:
Marriage Index, 1852-1979 (1 reel of microfilm); 1852-1983 (1 inch of microfiche);
Marriage Record, 1852-1947 (36 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Archives:
Index [Marriage], 1852-1969 (3 reels of microfilm);
Marriage Record [Umpqua County], vol. A, 1853-1860 (1 volume);
Marriage Record [with index], vol. 1-23, 1853-1958 (23 volumes);
Marriages [Certificates, Applications, Affidavits, and Medical Certificates-volume A from Umpqua County], vol. A, 1-28, 1853-1961 (46 cu.ft.);
Marriages [Umpqua County Certificates], 1853-1860 (1 reel of microfilm);
Marriages [volume A is from Umpqua County], vol. A, 1-28, 1853-1961 (50 reels of microfilm);
Out of County Marriages [Abstracts from 1912 to 1950], n.d. (1 binder);
Out of County Marriages [Index], ca.1948-ca.1980 (1 volume computer printouts);
Out of County Marriages [Records], 1920-1941 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Recording Office:
Index to Marriages, vol. 2, 1954-1969 (1 volume);
[Marriage Index], 1852-1953 (1 volume);
Marriage License Index, 1852-2000 (1 binder of microfiche);
Marriages [Certificates], vol. 1-27, 1853-1960 (56 reels of microfilm);
Marriages [Index], 1852-n.d. (9 reels of microfilm).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Marriage Abstracts [Douglas County], 1852-1865 (US GenWeb Project).


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