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Oregon Marriage Returns now on Ancestry

You’ve heard of marriage licenses and certificates. How about a “marriage return?” These can contain slightly different information from the other marriage records.

The Oregon State Archives shared a great tip on its Facebook page: Oregon marriage returns spanning the years 1906-1910 and 1946-1966 and consist of 1,441,718 entries are now available on Ancestry.com.

The Archives writes, "These are the first of several vital records series that will be available through a cooperative project between Ancestry and the Oregon State Archives. Probably the most unique (and perhaps useful) information on the form is the number of marriages for each individual. You would be surprised how often people will see that it was the 2nd or 3rd marriage for one of the parties. The returns also provide place of birth and nativity for the parents which can provide good information for pursuing additional genealogical information.”

To search the records at Ancestry.com, you can find them at Oregon, State Marriages, 1906-1966.

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