World Archives Project: Marion County, Oregon, Marriage Records, 1849-1900

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About this project This is a collection of Marriage records from Marion County Oregon.

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Title Page

List

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Choose the "List" form type when the image contains names with relating information concerning their marriage, application or licence dates.

Prefix

Key any titles before the Given name, such as "Dr", "Rev", "Mr" or "Mrs", using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a prefix does not appear in the dictionary then key the prefix as seen. Only prefix values should go in the prefix field.When provided, the Prefix can be located before the Given Name.
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Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person to whom the record pertains using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen.A new record will list on the left side of the image the Given Surname and below the Spouse Surname all in upper case.The name order should be ("Given", "Surname", "Spouse Given", "Spouse Surname").See samples for examples.
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Surname

The Surname is the last name of the primary person to whom the record applies. Key the Surname using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the surname as seen.The name order should be ("Given", "Surname", "Spouse Given", "Spouse Surname".See samples for examples.
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Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person to whom the record applies using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a suffix does not appear in a dictionary then key the suffix as seen.
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Alias Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the alias name as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods.When provided, the Alias Given can be located in parentheses between the Given and Surname.If there are two names in parentheses after the Surname then the name order will be ("Alias Given", "Alias Surname").If the Alias Name is descriptive and not a name, do not key.
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Alias Surname

Key the Surname of the Alias name as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. If an Alias Surname is not provided in the dictionary then key as seen.When provided, the Alias Surname can be located after the Surname in parentheses.If there are two names in parentheses after the Surname then the name order will be ("Alias Given", "Alias Surname").If the Alias Name is descriptive and not a name, do not key.
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Marriage Age

When provided, key the Marriage Age, which can be located after the Surname and will usually have the word "over" with the age, key both age and "over" together.See samples for examples.
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Spouse Given

The Spouse Given is the first name or initial and any middle names of the spouse of the primary person to whom the record applies. Key the Spouse Given name using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a spouse given name does not appear in the dictionary then key the spouse given name as seen.The Spouse Given can be located after the Given and Surname.The name order should be ("Given", "Surname", "Spouse Given", "Spouse Surname".See samples for examples.
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Spouse Surname

The Spouse Surname is the last name of the spouse of the primary person to whom the record applies. Key the Spouse Surname using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a spouse surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the spouse surname as seen.The Spouse Surname can be located after the Given and Surname.The name order should be ("Given", "Surname", "Spouse Given", "Spouse Surname".See samples for examples.
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Spouse Alias Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the spouse alias name as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods.When provided, the Spouse Alias Given can be located in parentheses between the Spouse Given and Spouse Surname.If there are two names in parentheses after the Spouse Surname then the name order will be ("Spouse Alias Given", "Spouse Alias Surname").If the Alias Name is descriptive and not a name, do not key.
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Spouse Alias Surname

Key the surname of the spouse alias name as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. If a name does not appear in the dictionary, then key as seen.When provided, the Spouse Alias Surname can be located in parentheses after the Spouse Surname.If there are two names in parentheses after the Spouse Surname then the name order will be ("Spouse Alias Given", "Spouse Alias Surname").If the Alias Name is descriptive and not a name, do not key.
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Spouse Marriage Age

When provided, key the Spouse Marriage Age, which can be located after the Spouse Surname and will usually have the word "over" with the age, key both age and "over" together.See samples for examples.
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Event Type

Key the Event Type in its expanded form using the dictionary provided to assist you.The Event Type will be located after the Given and Spouse names and before the Event Date.The Event Type will be Marriage, Application or License.Marriage will be abbreviated as: "m", Application will be "apl", "app",  or "application" and License will be "lic".
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Event Day

The Event Day is the first element in the marriage date. Key as seen.When provided, the Event Date can be identified as following the letters: "m", "apl", "app", "lic" or "application". The date order should be ("Day", "Month", "Year").See samples for examples.
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Event Month

The Event Month is the second element in the marriage date. Using the dictionary provided, key the three letter month.When provided, the Event Date can be identified as following the letters: "m", "apl", "app", "lic" or "application". The date order should be ("Day", "Month", "Year").See samples for examples.
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Event Year

The Event Year is the third element in the marriage date. The Year must be either two or four digits.When provided, the Event Date can be identified as following the letters: "m", "apl", "app", "lic" or "application". The date order should be ("Day", "Month", "Year").See samples for examples.
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Index

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Choose the "Index" form type when the image contains an internal index. It will be a list of names, and will typically say "Index" at the top.

Title Page

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The Title Page will usually have the title: "Marion County Oregon Marriage Records" in the header of the image.



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