Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Yamhill 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 Index [actually register], 1876-1925 (2 volumes);
Marriage Records [with index], 1856-1892 (3 volumes); vol. E-I, 1892-1925 (5 volumes);
Search for 1856-1875 Yamhill County marriages in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office:
Marriage License, no. 1196-16412, 1882-1962 (32 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office Basement Archives Room:
Index to Marriage Record [title varies], vol. 1-2, 1856-1978 (2 volumes);
Index to Marriage Record, vol. 3, 1922-1942 (1 volume);
Marriage Record [title varies-with index], vol. J-O, 1925-1962 (6 volumes).

Records at the Yamhill County Museum Research Library:
Marriages [Records-trifolded], 1884-1922 (5 cu.ft.).


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