Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Grant 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 Records, 1864-1951 (3 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Marriage Index, vol. A, 1865-1898 (1 volume);
Marriage Licenses Issued, 1864-1883 (1 volume);
Marriage Record License, vol. B, 1892-1908 (1 volume);
Marriage Records/Licenses [includes applications and certificates-with annual registers], 1864-1961 (38 binders);
Marriage Record [with index], vol. 1-6, 1864-1970 (6 volumes);
Return of Marriage, 1930-1934 (2 volumes); 1907-1911 (5 volumes); 1925-1927 (1 volume); 1950-1953 (1 volume).

Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Side Room:
Grant County, Oregon Marriages [Abstracts], vol. I-II, 1900-2000 (2 volumes);
[Marriage Abstracts], 1865-1908 (1 volume);
Marriage and Cemetery Index, 1865-1908 (1 binder);
Marriage Record [Return of Marriage], 1934-1944 (3 volumes); 1947-1950 (2 volumes).

Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Break Room:
Marriage Records, 1864-1960 (2 inches of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Grant County Historical Society Museum:
Letters Marriage [Marriage Licenses-incomplete], 1937-1938 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Marriage Index, vol. A, 1865-1898 (FamilySearch.org);
Marriage Records, 1864-1959 (FamilySearch.org);
Marriage Returns, 1907-1953 (FamilySearch.org).


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