Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Washington County Records Inventory
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 Records, 1850-1875 ( 1 reel of microfilm).
Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 130, Public Research Area:
Marriages [includes certificates and affidavits], 1900-1960 (53 reels of microfilm);
Marriages [Marriage Record-with index], vol. 1, B, 2-28, 1850-1961 (12 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Walnut Street Center Complex, Building E, County Records Center:
Marriage Certificates, 1850-1895 (2 cu.ft.);
Marriage Certificates [Return of Marriage], 1925-1953 (1 cu.ft.).
Records at the Washington County Historical Museum:
Marriage Records [Washington County Abstracts to vol. 1 and 2 of Marriage Record-Genealogical Forum of Portland], 1842-1896 (1 binder).