Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wallowa 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 were 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 Wallowa County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Marriage Licenses], 1879-ca.1935 (7 reels of microfilm);
[Marriage Licenses-includes related records], 1879-1925 (3 inches of microfilm jackets);
[Marriage Records-includes certificates, medical certificates, and affidavits], 1879-1960 (6 cu.ft.);
Marriage Record [with index], vol. A-J, 1887-1970 (10 volumes);
[Return of Marriage], 1911-1951 (21 volumes).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Wallowa County Marriage Database [Searchable Abstracts], 1887-1983 (oregongenealogy.com).


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