Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Josephine 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 Josephine County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Applications for Marriage Licenses, 1933-1960 (2.50 cu.ft.);
Ledger Record of Marriage Certificates [with index], vol. 2, 1857-1888 (1 volume);
Marriage Certificates, 1857-1960 (4.50 cu.ft.);
Marriage Record [with index], vol. 4-21, 1894-1961 (18 volumes);
Marriage Returns [title varies], 1911-1953 (73 volumes);
Record [Marriage-with index], vol. 3, 1888-1894 (1 volume).

Records at the Josephine County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Index to Marriages, vol. 1-2, 1917-1971 (2 volumes).

State Archives • 800 Summer St. NE • Salem, OR 97310