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Oregon, Marion County Records, 1849-1976
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Marion, Oregon, 
United States
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Location of Marion County, Oregon
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Location of Oregon
Record Description
Record Type County Clerk Records
Collection years 1849-1976
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
County Clerk Office, Salem, Oregon

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes birth, marriage, land and property, probate, naturalization, tax and old age pension records from the Marion County Clerk. It cover the years 1849 to 1976.

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Oregon, Marion County Records, 1849-1976.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:


  • Name of primary individual
  • Event date
  • Event place
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Names of parents
  • Biographical information about parents such as date and place of birth
  • Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
  • Names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
  • Names of witnesses
  • Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
  • Description and value of property or land
  • Occupation

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

Record Record Types Year
Land and property Chattel mortgage 1893-1901
Land and property Chattel mortgage index-direct 1877-1908
Land and property Deed index-direct 1855-1976
Land and property Deed index-indirect 1855-1976
Land and property Deeds 1854-1920
Land and property Deeds, land grants 1869-1912
Land and property Miscellaneous deeds, land grants 1858-1906
Land and property Mortgage 1855-1922
Land and property Mortgage index-direct 1855-1975
Land and property Mortgage index-indirect 1858-1976
Land and property Old mortgages and chattels 1858-1908
Land and property Satisfaction of mortgages 1897-1909
Land and property Warrant and claim register 1934-1936
Naturalization Card index 1930-1975
Naturalization Petitions with evidence 1854-1914
Pension Pension 1934-1936
Probate Court register index 1860-1881
Probate probate records 1859-1881
Tax Delinquent tax list 1883-1884
Tax Tax assessment rolls 1895
Vital Delayed birth certificates 1865-1909
Vital Marriage affidavits and consents 1863-1874
Vital Marriage certificates 1881-1960
Vital Marriage index 1849-1967
Vital Marriage index male undated
Vital marriage license application 1953-1960
Vital Marriage license medical certificates 1944-1957
Vital Marriage licenses 1863-1875
Vital Marriage returns 1912-1952
Vital Marriages 1849-1958

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  • The name of your ancestor
  • The date of the event

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View the Images[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Use the probate record to identify adoptions, guardians, heirs and relatives
  • For earlier years, use the probate record or will to substitute for civil birth and death records
  • Search for vital records, such as birth, marriage, and death
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
  • Use the information found in the record to find probate records
  • Search for death or burial information in BillionGraves Index or at Find A Grave
  • If applicable, search for immigration and naturalization records as well

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching a nearby locality
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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