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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Harney County Records Inventory

Marriage Records

1889-1966

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 Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Marriage Record, vol. B, 1912, 1920 (1 volume);
Marriage Record [with index], vol. A-D, 1889-1966 (4 volumes);
Marriages [Return of Marriage], 1929-1930 (1 volume);
Return of Marriage, 1911-1921 (4 volumes).

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Records Room:
[Marriage Certificate-includes applications and licenses], 1952-1960 (.60 cu.ft.);
Marriage Record [trifolded], 1889-1960 (4.85 cu.ft.);
[Marriages-Record], vol. A-D, 1889-1966 (2 reels of microfilm).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Harney County Marriage Abstracts, 1889-1891 (US GenWeb Project).

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