Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wasco 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 Certificates, 1879-1898 (.10 cu.ft.);
Marriage Records, 1939-1947 (2 reels of microfilm);
Marriage Record, vol. A, 1856-1865 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Index to Marriage Record, vol. 1-2, 1854-1972 (2 volumes);
Marriage Records [Certificates-includes applications, returns, medical certificates, and affidavits in many cases after circa 1906], 1854-1960 (16.50 cu.ft.);
Marriage Record, vol. C-T, 1856-1962 (18 volumes);
Marriage Record [with index], vol. B, 1865-1869 (1 volume);
[Return of Marriage-Record], ca.1949-ca.1952 (.10 cu.ft.);
Vital Records Births Marriages Deaths [Abstracts-from local newspapers], 1865-1891 (1 volume);
Wasco County Marriages [Abstract], 1900-1914 (1 volume).

Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Marriages [Record], vol. A, 1856-1865 (1 volume);
Proceedings [Marriages-Record], vol. A, 1856-1865 (1 reel of microfilm).


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