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Finding Florida Marriage Records

  • Colonial marriages were recorded by the Catholic Church
  • Marriages are kept by the county clerk for each county and usually begin at the creation of the county
  • 1927 - duplicate copies of the marriages were required to be sent to the state

Next Step: When did the marriage occur?

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Marriages Before 1927

  • Colonial marriages were recorded by the Catholic Church
  • Marriages are kept by the county clerk for each county and usually begin at the creation of the county

If you cannot locate your ancestor in the databases below, try searching for marriage information in other records.

STEP ONE: Find Marriage Information in Index

Marriage Indexes and Digital Images
Database Name - Index and Image Link or links to access database # of records
FamilySearch, Marriages, 1830-1993 On FamilySearch; free; INCOMPLETE for all counties and years 571,766
If you do not locate the marriage in the above, try:
Database Name-Index Only Link or links to access database # of records
Ancestry, Marriages, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001 Free using Ancestryinstitution at FamilySearch Centers $, Use your own Ancestry subscription 11,734,901
FamilySearch, Marriages, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001 On FamilySearch; free; INCOMPLETE for all counties and years 11,718,373
FamilySearch, Marriages, 1837-1974 On FamilySearch; free; INCOMPLETE for all counties and years 859,969
Ancestry, Marriages, 1822-1850 Free using Ancestryinstitution at FamilySearch Centers $, Use your own Ancestry subscription 5,659
Can't access Ancestry? Visit your local Family History Center or your local public library.
No marriage record for your ancestor?

Search for Gretna Greens-- locations away from the home county where marriage laws were less restrictive.
Search other records with marriage information.

Can't find your ancestor in the online index? Tips for searching online indexes
No marriage record for your ancestor?

Search for Gretna Greens-- locations away from the home county where marriage laws were less restrictive.
Other records with marriage information

STEP TWO: Obtain the Record

If you did not find your ancestor in the databases above, follow the instructions below:

PART A: You don't know the exact date or place of marriage

  • If you know the county of marriage, you can request a search for a fee from the county clerk.
  • If you don't know the date or county of marriage, you can also try searching for marriage information in other records.

PART B: You know the exact date and place of marriage from your records

  • Order a copy of a marriage record for a fee from the county clerk.

OR

  • View a copy of a marriage record on microfilm at a Family Search Center:

Some images of county marriage records may be available on microfilm at your local Family Search Center. If you know the approximate date and county where the marriage took place, use the FamilySearch Catalog to see what is available.

  • Search the FamilySearch Catalog by county.
  • Select the topic Vital Records. Look for records authored by the county clerk.
  • For a small fee, order the microfilm to view at a local FamilySearch Center.
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Marriages 1927 to Present

  • 1927 - duplicate copies of the marriages were required to be sent to the state
Marriage Indexes and Digital Images
Database Name - Index and Image Link or links to access database # of records
FamilySearch, Marriages, 1830-1993 On FamilySearch; free; INCOMPLETE for all counties and years 571,766
If you do not locate the marriage in the above, try:
Database Name-Index Only Link or links to access database # of records
Ancestry, Marriages, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001 Free using Ancestryinstitution at FamilySearch Centers $, Use your own Ancestry subscription 11,734,901
FamilySearch, Marriages, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001 On FamilySearch; free; INCOMPLETE for all counties and years 11,718,373
FamilySearch, Marriages, 1837-1974 On FamilySearch; free; INCOMPLETE for all counties and years 859,969

Obtain the Certificate

PART A: You don't know the exact date or place of marriage

PART B: You know the exact date and place of marriage from your records

  • Order a copy of a marriage record for a fee from the county clerk.

OR

To Order Marriage Certificates
From County of Marriage From FL Dept. of Health
Pros Cons Pros Cons
May be less expensive and faster than ordering from the state County websites can be more difficult to use Offers a search of the state index for an additional fee May be more expensive than ordering from the county
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