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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oregon, United States Genealogy| Oregon]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Douglas County, Oregon Genealogy|Douglas County]]''
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|title=Oregon, Douglas County Records, 1850-1983
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== Record Description  ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
 
This collection consists of the following:  
 
This collection consists of the following:  
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*Marriage records and indexes (1913-1950)
 
*Marriage records and indexes (1913-1950)
  
For a list of records by locality and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1972896/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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===To Browse This Collection===
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
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== Collection Content ==
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===Coverage Map===
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To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Oregon marriages click [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/OR_FRM.html here].
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Oregon, Douglas County Marriages, 1852-1952." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing County Clerk, Roseburg.}}
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=== Sample Images ===
 
 
[[Oregon, Douglas County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
  
 
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Key genealogical facts found in these marriage records include:  
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
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'''Marriage records''' may include:  
  
 
*Names of the bride and groom  
 
*Names of the bride and groom  
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*Name and title of officiator at ceremony
 
*Name and title of officiator at ceremony
  
Key genealogical facts found in land and property records may include:  
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'''Land and property''' records may include:  
  
 
*Names of interested individuals  
 
*Names of interested individuals  
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*Any other pertinent information such as death or estate information or names of dependent children
 
*Any other pertinent information such as death or estate information or names of dependent children
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
 
 
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
 
  
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To begin your search it is helpful to know at least some of the following:
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*The name of the individual or individuals.
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*The approximate date the event occurred.
 
*The place where the event occurred.  
 
*The place where the event occurred.  
*The approximate date the event occurred.
 
*The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the bride and groom.
 
  
==== Search the Collection ====
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Compare the information on the image to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several images before you find your ancestor.  
  
To search the collection<br>
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'''View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1972896/waypoints Browse Page]'''then:<br> ⇒ Select the Record Type, Volume, Date Range.  
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>  
 
⇒ Select the "Record Type, Volume, Date Range" category which takes you to the images.  
 
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination. Keep in mind:
 
  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
 
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
 
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1972896 Oregon, Douglas County Records, 1850-1983]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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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.  
  
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.  
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*Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.  
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.  
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*Use the information to find additional family members.
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.  
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.  
*Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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*[[Oregon Church Records|Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind ====
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? === 
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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.  Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search. 
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. 
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Oregon, United States Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [[Oregon Archives and Libraries]].
  
*The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
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== Citing this Collection ==
*The name of the undertaker, mortuary, or cemetery could lead you to funeral and cemetery records which often include the names and residences of other family members.
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname. This is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.  
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
 
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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'''Collection citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Oregon, Douglas County Marriages, 1850-1983." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing County Clerk, Roseburg.}}<br><br>
  
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
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'''Image citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
*Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
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For a summary of this information see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
[http://www.co.douglas.or.us/clerk/archives.asp Douglas County Oregon, Archives&nbsp;]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[Oregon|Oregon]]
 
*[[Oregon Land and Property|Oregon Land and Property]]
 
*[[Douglas County, Oregon|Douglas County, Oregon]]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
 
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
 
 
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
 
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
  
“Oregon, Douglas County Records, 1852-1950,” images, "FamilySearch" (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 31 May 2012), Oregon, Douglas County Records, 1852-1950 &gt; Douglas &gt; Deed Records 1853-1859 vol 1 &gt; image 225 of 494, John Collins 27 November 1857; Citing Douglas County Clerk, Roseburg, Oregon, United States
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
[[Category:Oregon|Vital Records]]
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Douglas, Oregon, United States
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Location of Douglas, Oregon
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Location of Oregon
Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1850-1983
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites



What is in the Collection?

This collection consists of the following:

  • Deed records and indexes (1852-1920)
  • Marriage records and indexes (1913-1950)

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Oregon, Douglas County Records, 1850-1983.


Collection Content

Coverage Map

To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Oregon marriages click here.

Sample Images

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

Marriage records may include:

  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Marriage date and place
  • Name of county in which each reside
  • Names of witnesses
  • Name and title of officiator at ceremony

Land and property records may include:

  • Names of interested individuals
  • Date of transaction
  • Monies exchanged
  • Legal description of the land parcel
  • Name of witnesses
  • Any other pertinent information such as death or estate information or names of dependent children

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know at least some of the following:

  • The name of the individual or individuals.
  • The approximate date the event occurred.
  • The place where the event occurred.

Compare the information on the image to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several images before you find your ancestor.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Pagethen:
⇒ Select the Record Type, Volume, Date Range.


For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

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 Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Oregon, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Oregon Archives and Libraries.

Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  

Collection citation:

"Oregon, Douglas County Marriages, 1850-1983." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing County Clerk, Roseburg.

Image citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Oregon, Douglas County Records, 1850-1983.


How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.