Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Lincoln 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 Oregon State Archives:
Marriage Affidavits and Applications, 1942-1947 (.10 cu.ft.);
Marriage Certificates, 1924-1926, 1935-1936 (.25 cu.ft.);
Marriage Records, 1893-1915 (2 reels of microfilm);
Search for 1924-1947 Lincoln County marriages in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Lincoln County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Index to Marriages, 1893-1989 (2 volumes).

Records at the Lincoln County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Copy Room:
Record of Marriage, 1893-1962 (15 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Lincoln County Community Corrections Building, County Archives:
Marriage Applications, 1906-1953 (1 cu.ft.);
Marriage Records [security copy-with gaps], vol. 1-11, 1893-1962 (5 reels of microfilm);
Marriage Record [with index], vol. 1-11, 1893-1962 (11 volumes);
Marriages [Certificates-includes some transcribed marriage returns-includes note that book 1 from 1893 to 1918 is missing-title varies], 1908-1960 (8 cu.ft.).


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