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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Multnomah County Records Inventory

Marriage Records

1855-1968

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 Affidavit and Certificate Books, 1923-1967 (82 volumes);
Marriage License Index, 1903-1960 (8 reels of microfilm);
Marriage License Index and Record, 1855-1903 (3 reels of microfilm);
Marriage Licenses, 1903-1947 (49 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Multnomah Building, Suite 175:
[Licenses Outside County], 1920-1968 (2 reels of microfilm);
[Marriage License Index], 1875-1944 (6 reels of microfilm);
[Marriage License Index and Books], vol. 1-15, 1855-1903 (3 reels of microfilm);
[Marriage Licenses], vol. 16-127, 1903-1961 (76 reels of microfilm);
Marriage Records [Index], 1924-1960 (2 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Yeon Building, Multnomah County Archives:
Marriage Index, 1924-1960 (2.50 inches of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Multnomah County Central Library:
Marriage License Index, 1903-1960 (8 reels of microfilm);
Marriage License Index and Record, 1855-1903 (3 reels of microfilm);
Marriage Licenses, vol. 16-127, 1903-1961 (76 reels of microfilm);
Marriage Records of Multnomah County Oregon [Abstracts-Genealogical Forum of Portland], 1855-1904 (ca.16 volumes).

Records at the Genealogical Forum of Oregon, Rare Book Area:
Marriage Affidavits and Certificates, vol. 38-56, 1915-1923 (19 volumes); vol. 60, 1924 (1 volume);
Marriage Affidavits [title varies], vol. 1-21, 1903-1915 (21 volumes);
Marriage License Index, 1875-1960 (20 volumes);
Marriage Record [title varies-with index], vol. 1-26, 1855-1910 (26 volumes);
Marriage Record, vol. 27-37, 1910-1915 (11 volumes).

Records at the Genealogical Forum of Oregon, Research Library:
Marriage License Index & Bks. [Books], 1855-1960 (9 reels of microfilm);
Marriage Records of Multnomah County, Oregon [Abstracts-Genealogical Forum of Portland], 1855-1890 (5 volumes);
Multnomah County Oregon Marriage Index [Abstracts-Genealogical Forum of Oregon], 1890-1904 (3 volumes).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1275 Marriage Certificates, 1879-1913 (3.75 cu.ft.).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Multnomah County Marriage Records Index [Alphabetical Register], 1855-1904 (Genealogical Forum of Oregon).

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