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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Linn County Records Inventory

Marriage Records

1850-1969

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 Books [Licenses and Affidavits], 1863-1873 (1 reel of microfilm);
Marriage Record Index Female, 1850-1969 (1 reel of microfilm);
Marriage Record Index Male, 1850-1969 (1 reel of microfilm);
Marriage Records, vol. A-Z, 1-2, 1850-1948 (13 reels of microfilm);
[Marriage Record-with index], vol. A, 1850-1861 (1 volume);
Record [Marriage], vol. A, 1863-1870 (1 volume);
Records [Marriage-with index], 1870-1873 (1 volume);
Rec'rd [Marriage Record-with index], vol. B, 1861-1870 (1 volume);
Register of Marriage Licenses Granted in Linn County, 1870-1873 (1 volume);
Search for 1850-1873 Linn County marriages in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Marriage Record [with index] vol. D-E, 1873-1882 (2 volumes).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Public Area:
Index to Marriage Record-Female Book, vol. 1, 1850-1969 (1 volume);
Index to Marriage Record-Male Book, vol. 1, 1850-1969 (1 volume);
Marriage Record Indexes [Index to Marriage Record-Female], vol. 1, 1850-1969 (1 reel of microfilm);
Marriage Record Indexes [Index to Marriage Record-Male], vol. 1, 1850-1969 (1 reel of microfilm);
Marriage Records, vol. A-Z, 1850-1946 (13 reels of microfilm); vol. 1-11, 1946-1961 (25 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's South Basement Records Storage Room:
Marriage License [Certificates-includes medical certificates and affidavits], no. 599-3258, 1931-1944 (9 cu.ft.);
[Marriage Returns], 1906-1953 (4 cu.ft.);
[Marriage Receipts], 1906-1912 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Marriage Record Abstracts [Linn County], 1890, 1900-1910 (linncountyroots.com).

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