Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wheeler 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:
Wheeler County Marriages [Certificates-Oregon Health Division], 1896-1960 (1 cu.ft.);
Search for 1896-1952 Wheeler County marriages in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Wheeler County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Marriage Record [1961 & Prior-includes miscellaneous certificates, applications, affidavits, and related records], ca.1915-1961 (.10 cu.ft.);
Marriage Record [with index], vol. 1-3, 1899-1977 (3 volumes).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Wheeler County Marriage List, 1899-1901 (US GenWeb Project).


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