If you’re searching through records and news paper articles for information about your family history, consider performing a search through the state to reveal long lost data about your ancestors. You can request a search of Oregon marriage records for a fee of $20 ($15 for each additional copy) and by providing some information about the event if it occurred from 1910 until the present day. If the marriage took place at an earlier time, the Oregon State Archives would have those records. Gather as much information as you can before you conduct the search to ensure the accuracy of the data you’ll receive. So many names are spelled identically, that it’s helpful if you provide the middle names of persons on the certificate, date of the event and the county, if known. After you’ve gathered the data and filled out the form, send it, the fee and also proof of how you’re related to at least one of the persons on the certificate (if the record is over fifty years old, it’s available to anyone) to the following address:
Oregon Dept. of Human Services
P.O. Box 14050
Portland, OR 97293-0050
Phone: (971) 673-1154
Oregon marital records can be a great resource if you’re delving into genealogical information about your family – but, it can also be a good source for legal data that can prove you were married and where and when the event took place.
Oregon Marriage License Records
There are now vast amounts of this type of data on the Internet and many professional online search sites have sprung up as a result. Most charge a reasonable fee to perform the search and you don’t have to provide information about who you are or why you’re requesting the marriage certificate. These online sites encrypt your payment information so that no one ever needs to know that it was you who conducted the search. You’ll receive a thorough report that’s as accurate and up-to-date as possible and likely receive much more data than you would through a state-based search. The report will be sent to your personal home or office computer and you can read it at your leisure. Many professionals that deal in legal or genealogical research use these sites on a monthly basis, but you can perform a one-time search if that’s all you need. The databases and search engines used by these professional sites are much more sophisticated and far-reaching than those used by the state, so data can be cross-referenced in other states to provide you with even more information about your search subjects. It’s easy to use an online search site. To find out more about how the Internet can help you find Oregon marriage records, click on the link.