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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Hood River County Records Inventory

Marriage Records

1908-1961

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 [includes certificates, applications, return certificates, and medical certificates], no. 1-2461, 1908-1947 (4 cu.ft.);
Marriage Returns, 1908-1944 (.60 cu.ft.);
Search for 1908-1947 Hood River County marriages in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Records and Assessment Dept. Office:
Marriage Record [with index], vol. 1-3, 1908-1961 (3 volumes);
[Return of Marriage Booklets], 1946-1961 (7 volumes);
[Marriage Certificates [includes some earlier records] no. 2462-3369, 1947-1960 (5.20 cu.ft.).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Hood River Genealogy Database [includes information about over 78,000 individuals gathered from census, marriage, death, and other records], ca.1860-ca.1950 (Rootsweb).

Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722
Phone: (503) 986-1523 • Fax: (503) 986-1616 • oregon.sos@state.or.us

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