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Jackson County Marriage Records and Newspaper Wedding/Anniversary Announcements




Photo of Barbara's Grandparents Wedding

Volunteers at the Rogue Valley Genealogy Society have been collecting marriage records and wedding/anniversary announcements for Jackson County for many years. Marriage records are for the years 1853-1970 and wedding/anniversary announcements are for the years 1942-2013. Marriage records were gathered from the Jackson County Courthouse and wedding/anniversary announcements were gathered from Jackson County Periodicals. The indexes for these are now on our website.

If we have copies of the marriage records in our library, you can obtain your own copy of our copy of the actual marriage courthouse record from us for $10. This holds true for Marriage Books 1-25 (1853-1956).

NOTE: Marriage Books 26-30 contain only the affidavit--not the "marriage certificate". The affidavit has the names of the bride and groom, the date, the name of a person acquainted with each, the "marriage certificate" number, and the numbers for any consent forms filed for underage persons. Because we are supplying only the marriage affidavit, our charge for copies from Marriage Books 26-30 is just $5. Because we must make a special trip to the courthouse and also pay a fee, our charge for a copy of both the affidavit and the certificate for the years covered by these books is $15.

Please Note: These records, written in “old fashioned” handwriting, are sometimes very difficult to read. A surname can be written two or three ways in a single document. The transcribers have made every effort to determine the most common spelling of a surname and to accurately copy the information in each record. Researchers should be aware that a surname they are looking for might be spelled differently than they think it should be and decide if the marriage listed is their ancestor. In a few cases, a bride’s surname is entirely different in the license application than it is in the marriage certificate. In those cases, we have tried to include both surnames in the index. We assume one name may be the maiden name and the other a married name, but it could also just be a mistake on the recorders part. In either case, a researcher may recognize one name, but not the other. Lastly, when the bride was a Native American various terms were used including “Native American” “Indian” and “Squaw”. Sometimes the Tribe was given, but not always. For consistency, the index uses the term “Indian” as a surname regardless of the term used in the actual document.

Beginning with 1942 we have clippings of wedding announcements and major anniversaries from local Jackson County Periodicals, which usually contain more information than the courthouse records. A copy from these records can be obtained from us for $10.

For those years where there is an overlap between our marriage records and our wedding/anniversary announcements (1942-1970), you can obtain both for a single fee of $10 ($15 if you also wish us to provide a certified copy of a marriage license from Marriage Books 26-30). You must complete separate request forms for the two types of records with the required volume and page reference for each, but both forms should be submitted at the same time. You can ignore the request for a $10 payment on the Wedding/anniversary announcement index page if you have already made the $15 payment for the certified wedding certificate from the courthouse.

If you find a name of interest to you and would like a copy of our record containing the reference, fill out a request form and mail it to us along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and a check for the appropriate amount. Be sure to include the referenced name, the volume year or year range, and the page reference(s) for that name. There is a link to the request form at the top of each index.

For faster turnaround, you can make your payment and request online. The procedure is outlined on the page containing the index.

Indexes for Copies of Marriage Certificates We Hold in Our Library

Alphabetical by the Bride's Surname Alphabetical by the Groom's Surname
Marriage Records for 1853-1879 Marriage Records for 1853-1879
Marriage Records for 1863-1884 Marriage Records for 1863-1884
Marriage Records for 1884-1888 Marriage Records for 1884-1888
Marriage Records for 1888-1892 Marriage Records for 1888-1892
Marriage Records for 1892-1895 Marriage Records for 1892-1895
Marriage Records for 1895-1898 Marriage Records for 1895-1898
Marriage Records for 1898-1903 Marriage Records for 1898-1903
Marriage Records for 1903-1907 Marriage Records for 1903-1907
Marriage Records for 1907-1910 Marriage Records for 1907-1910
Marriage Records for 1910-1912 Marriage Records for 1910-1912
Marriage Records for 1912-1915 Marriage Records for 1912-1915
Marriage Records for 1915-1921 Marriage Records for 1915-1921
Marriage Records for 1921-1926 Marriage Records for 1921-1926
Marriage Records for 1926-1928 Marriage Records for 1926-1928
Marriage Records for 1928-1930 Marriage Records for 1928-1930
Marriage Records for 1930-1932 Marriage Records for 1930-1932
Marriage Records for 1932-1935 Marriage Records for 1932-1935
Marriage Records for 1935-1937 Marriage Records for 1935-1937
Marriage Records for 1937-1940 Marriage Records for 1937-1940
Marriage Records for 1940-1943 Marriage Records for 1940-1943
Marriage Records for 1943-1944 Marriage Records for 1943-1944
Marriage Records for 1944-1946 Marriage Records for 1944-1946
Marriage Records for 1946-1948 Marriage Records for 1946-1948
Marriage Records for 1948-1951 Marriage Records for 1948-1951
Marriage Records for 1951-1954 Marriage Records for 1951-1954


Indexes for Copies of Marriage Affidavits We Hold in Our Library

Alphabetical by the Bride's Surname Alphabetical by the Groom's Surname
Marriage Records for 1954-1956 Marriage Records for 1954-1956
Marriage Records for 1956-1960 Marriage Records for 1956-1960
Marriage Records for 1960-1964 Marriage Records for 1960-1964
Marriage Records for 1964-1967 Marriage Records for 1964-1967
Marriage Records for 1967-1970 Marriage Records for 1967-1970


Newspaper Wedding/Anniversary Announcements

Wedding Announcements for 1942-1980
Wedding Announcements for 1988-1989
Wedding Announcements for 1990-1993
Wedding Announcements for 1994-1995
Wedding Announcements for 1996
Wedding Announcements for 1997
Wedding Announcements for 1998
Wedding Announcements for 1999
Wedding Announcements for 2000
Wedding Announcements for 2001
Wedding Announcements for 2002
Wedding Announcements for 2003
Wedding Announcements for 2004
Wedding Announcements for 2005
Wedding Announcements for 2006
Wedding Announcements for 2007
Wedding Announcements for 2008
Wedding Announcements for 2009
Wedding Announcements for 2010
Wedding Announcements for 2011
Wedding Announcements for 2012
Wedding Announcements for 2013