Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Lake 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 Lake County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Marriage Records [Printed Abstracts], vol. 1-6, 1875-1968 (6 volumes);
Marriage Record [with index], vol. 1-6, 1875-1968 (6 volumes);
Record of Affidavits for Marriage Licenses, 1909-1920 (1 volume).

Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Marriage Certificates [includes some licenses-trifolded], 1876-1960 (2 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement North Storage Room:
Marriage [Application for Marriage License], 1953-1960 (1 volume);
Marriage Returns [includes marriage applications], 1960-1972 (1 volume);
Marriage Returns [Return of Marriage Booklets], 1912-1953 (17 volumes).

Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement South Storage Room:
Marriage Licenses, ca.1928-ca.1937 (.30 cu.ft.);
Medical Certs. for Marriage Licenses [Certificates], ca.1930-ca.1960 (.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lake County Library:
Marriage Records [Printed Abstracts], 1875-1950 (5 volumes).

Records at the Schminck Memorial Museum:
Marriage Records [Printed Abstracts], 1875-1968 (6 volumes).


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