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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Lane County Records Inventory

Marriage Records

1852-1965

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:
Lane County Marriage Index, vol. 1-4, 1853-1950 (2 reels of microfilm);
Lane County Marriage Records, vol. A, 2-6, 1852-1890 (3 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Research Library:
Marriage Books, vol. A, 2-69, 1852-1961 (47 reels of microfilm);
Marriage Index Books, vol. 1-6, 1853-1960 (3 reels of microfilm);
Marriage Index, vol. 1-7, 1852-1965 (7 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
[Marriage Applications-location: 19.120.8; 19.119.6; 19.119.33; 19.119.5; 19.120.1], 1953-1960 (3.70 cu.ft.);
[Marriage Returns-location: 19.119.35; 6.53.15; 6.523.25; 19.120.5; 19.119.37; 19.120.8], 1913-1953 (5.75 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Index to Marriage Record [location: c3.s34], vol. 8-9, 13, n.d. (3 volumes);
Marriage Index [location: c3.s34], 1853-1874 (1 volume);
Marriage Record Index [location: c6.s66], 1852-1921 (.50 cu.ft.);
Marriage Record [c2.s29-33], vol. A, 2-6, 1852-1891 (6 volumes).

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