Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Jackson 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 Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Division Basement Vault:
Journal [Marriage Affidavit and Consent Record], 1879-1919 (1 volume);
[Marriage Certificates-includes related records such as marriage applications and medical certificates-trifolded], ca.1891-1960 (35.10 cu.ft.);
[Marriage Record], 1855-1863 (1 reel of microfilm);
Marriage Record Jackson County [photocopies], 1855-1863 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Division Basement Storage Room:
Marriage Record [with index], vol. 1-28, 1855-1964 (28 volumes).

Records at the Access Contracted Records Storage Facility:
[Returns of Marriage-81A.86, Boxes 2416-2418], 1906-1953 (2.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Southern Oregon Historical Society, Research Library:
Marriage Certificates and Licenses [MS 271], 1854-1930 (3 cu.ft.);
Marriage Records [MS 1014], 1854-1862 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Genealogy Library Building, Library:
Jackson County, Oregon Marriages [Abstracts], 1889-1924 (3 volumes);
Marriages of Jackson Co., Oregon [Abstracts], 1853-1924 (6 volumes).

Records at the Jackson County Library, Medford Branch:
Jackson County, Oregon Marriages [Abstracts-with index], vol. 1-6, 1853-1924 (6 volumes).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Jackson County Marriage Record Index, 1853-1970 (Jackson County Genealogy Library Web site).


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