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Finding Kansas Marriage Records

  • Marriages are kept by the county clerk for each county and begin at the creation of the county
  • 1913 - county clerks began sending copies to the state

Next Step: When did the marriage occur?

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Marriages Before 1913

  • Marriages are kept by the county clerk for each county and 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 Digital Images
Database Name - Index and Image Link or links to access database # of records
FamilySearch, Marriages, 1855-1911 On FamilySearch; free; no index; INCOMPLETE for all counties and years Undisclosed
If you do not locate the marriage in the above, try:
Database Name-Index Only Link or links to access database # of records
FamilySearch, Marriages, 1840-1935 On FamilySearch; free; INCOMPLETE for all counties and years 286,775
Kansas Historical Society, Marriages, 1854-1861 On Kansas Historical Society; free; INCOMPLETE for all counties and years 14,503
Ancestry, Marriages, 1854-1873 Free using Ancestryinstitution at FamilySearch Centers $, Use your own Ancestry subscription 30,293
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.

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 district court 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

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.
Return to the Top: Choose another marriage year

Marriages 1913 to Present

  • Online marriage indexes are incomplete for the years 1913 to the present
  • 1913 - county clerks began sending copies to the state

STEP ONE: Find Marriage Information in Index

Database Name-Index Only Link or links to access database # of records
FamilySearch, Marriages, 1840-1935 On FamilySearch; free; INCOMPLETE for all counties and years 286,775
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.

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

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

OR

To Order Marriage Certificates
From County where Marriage occurred Kansas Department 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 May be more expensive than ordering from the county

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.
Return to the Top: Choose another marriage year

American Indian Records

1901-1933 Birth, marriages and deaths, Pottawatomie Agency. United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs FHL film 1015900 items 1-8

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