Oregon Marriage Records

Enter a first and/or last name to search Oregon marriage records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the Oregon marriage records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain Oregon marriage certificates is available below.

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Oregon marriage records

Marriage records contain information about the marriage of two people, including the date of marriage, place of marriage, sometimes the names of the mothers and fathers, and even the people who witnessed the marriage. Marriage certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residences, and perhaps even the maiden names of the mothers.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Oregon marriage records, Oregon marriage licenses, Oregon marriage indexes, Oregon marriage announcements, and other related Oregon genealogy records.

Marriage records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the marriage takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store marriage records into various online archives. This has brought access to online marriage records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

Newspapers frequently publish notices of marriages, and in addition to marriage certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.

On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing marriage records of Oregon. We also suggest searching for "Oregon marriage records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.

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How to Obtain Oregon Marriage Certificates

The state of Oregon began recording births and deaths in 1903 and marriages in 1906. The Oregon State Archives in Salem has vital records from fifteen of the thirty-six counties. These include Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Douglas, Jackson, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Multnomah (and Portland), Polk, Tillamook, Umatilla, Wasco, Washington, and Yamhill. All are at the state's Vital Records Bureau.

For birth and death records from 1 January 1903 and for marriage records from 1 January 1906, write:

Oregon Center for Health Statistics, Vital Records
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 205
P.O. Box 14050
Portland, OR 97293-0050
Tel: 503-731-4095 (Recorded message-how to order)
503-731-4108 (To order by phone)
Fax: 503-234-8817 (To order by fax)

For prior records, write to the clerk of the county in question.

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