How to Find Maryland Marriage Records

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:*'''[[How to Find Maryland Marriage Records#Marriages_Before_1776|Before 1776]]'''  
:*'''[[How to Find District of Columbia Marriage Records#Marriages_1811_to_1950|1811 to 1950]]'''  
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:*'''[[How to Find Maryland Marriage Records#Marriages_1777_to_1864|1777 to 1864]]'''  
:*'''[[How to Find District of Columbia Marriage Records#Marriages_1951_to_Present|1951 to Present]]'''  
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:*'''[[How to Find Maryland Marriage Records#Marriages_1865_to_1885|1865 to 1885]]'''
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:*'''[[How to Find Maryland Marriage Records#Marriages_1886_to_1913|1886 to 1913]]'''
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:*'''[[How to Find Maryland Marriage Records#Marriages_1914_to_Present|1914 to Present]]'''  
 
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== '''Marriages Before 1811'''  ==
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== '''Marriages Before 1776'''  ==
  
 
*Before 1811, no marriages were recorded by the District. For records before 1801, search [[Virginia|Virginia]] and [[Maryland|Maryland]] records also.
 
*Before 1811, no marriages were recorded by the District. For records before 1801, search [[Virginia|Virginia]] and [[Maryland|Maryland]] records also.
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== '''Marriages 1811 to 1950'''  ==
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== '''Marriages 1777 to 1864'''  ==
  
 
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| align="left" colspan="3" | '''Order a copy of the original marriage record'''
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| width="25%" | Order a copy of the license from the [http://www.dccourts.gov/internet/public/aud_marriage/marriage.jsf District of Columbia Superior Court]&nbsp;($)
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*You must provide full names, maiden names, and date of the marriage.
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*Plain copies are less expensive than certified copies.<br>
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*'''Indexes and copies are available on microfilm thru 1986'''. See Marriage Records on Microfilm below.&nbsp;
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*You may order a copy in person or by mail.
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*Clerk of the Superior Court of Washington D.C.
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:500 Indiana Ave NW, Room 2500
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:Washington, D.C. 20001
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| align="left" colspan="2" | '''No marriage record for your ancestor?'''
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[[Gretna Greens in the United States|Search for Gretna Greens]]-- locations away from the home county where marriage laws were less restrictive.
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[[Substitute Records for United States Marriage Information|Other records with marriage information]]
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'''Marriage Records on Microfilm''' <br>District marriage records are available on microfilm at your local [http://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c= Family Search Center]. Use the&nbsp;[http://familysearch.org/catalog-search Family History Library Catalog (FHLC)] to see what is available.
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::*{{FHL|682872|item|disp=District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950; Index 1811-1986}}
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::*For a small fee, [https://familysearch.org/films/ order the microfilm] to view at a local Family Search Center.
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<center>[[How to Find Maryland Marriage Records#Finding_Maryland_Marriage_Records|Return to the Top: Choose another marriage year]]</center> <center><br></center>
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== '''Marriages 1886-1913''' ==
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="6" border="0"
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|-
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| align="left" colspan="3" | '''Order a copy of the original marriage record'''
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|-
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| width="10%" | ''Try''
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|-
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| width="25%" | Order a copy of the license from the [http://www.dccourts.gov/internet/public/aud_marriage/marriage.jsf District of Columbia Superior Court]&nbsp;($)
 +
| width="65%" |
 +
*You must provide full names, maiden names, and date of the marriage.
 +
*Plain copies are less expensive than certified copies.<br>
 +
*'''Indexes and copies are available on microfilm thru 1986'''. See Marriage Records on Microfilm below.&nbsp;
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*You may order a copy in person or by mail.
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*Clerk of the Superior Court of Washington D.C.
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 +
:500 Indiana Ave NW, Room 2500
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:Washington, D.C. 20001
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|-
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| align="left" colspan="2" | '''No marriage record for your ancestor?'''
 +
|
 +
[[Gretna Greens in the United States|Search for Gretna Greens]]-- locations away from the home county where marriage laws were less restrictive.
 +
 
 +
[[Substitute Records for United States Marriage Information|Other records with marriage information]]
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|}
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'''Marriage Records on Microfilm''' <br>District marriage records are available on microfilm at your local [http://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c= Family Search Center]. Use the&nbsp;[http://familysearch.org/catalog-search Family History Library Catalog (FHLC)] to see what is available.
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::*{{FHL|682872|item|disp=District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950; Index 1811-1986}}
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::*For a small fee, [https://familysearch.org/films/ order the microfilm] to view at a local Family Search Center.
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<center>[[How to Find Maryland Marriage Records#Finding_Maryland_Marriage_Records|Return to the Top: Choose another marriage year]]</center> <center><br></center>
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== Wiki Articles  ==
 
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:*[[Maryland Vital Records: Marriages|Maryland Vital Records: Marriages]]
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:*[[Maryland Vital Records: Marriages|Maryland Vital Records: Marriages]]  
 
:*[[How to Find United States Marriage Records#Tips_about_Searching_United_States_Marriage_Records|Learn more about U.S. marriage records]]  
 
:*[[How to Find United States Marriage Records#Tips_about_Searching_United_States_Marriage_Records|Learn more about U.S. marriage records]]  
 
:*[[How to Find United States Birth Records|How to find U.S. birth records]]  
 
:*[[How to Find United States Birth Records|How to find U.S. birth records]]  

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Finding Maryland Marriage Records

  • In 1801, District of Columbia was created from the states of Virginia and Maryland. Statewide registration of marriages began in 1811.


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Marriages Before 1776

  • Before 1811, no marriages were recorded by the District. For records before 1801, search Virginia and Maryland records also.



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Marriages 1777 to 1864

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District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950

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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

Marriage Records on Microfilm
District marriage records are available on microfilm at your local Family Search Center. Use the Family History Library Catalog (FHLC) to see what is available.

Return to the Top: Choose another marriage year

Marriages 1865-1885

Order a copy of the original marriage record
Try
Order a copy of the license from the District of Columbia Superior Court ($)
  • You must provide full names, maiden names, and date of the marriage.
  • Plain copies are less expensive than certified copies.
  • Indexes and copies are available on microfilm thru 1986. See Marriage Records on Microfilm below. 
  • You may order a copy in person or by mail.
  • Clerk of the Superior Court of Washington D.C.
500 Indiana Ave NW, Room 2500
Washington, D.C. 20001
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

Marriage Records on Microfilm
District marriage records are available on microfilm at your local Family Search Center. Use the Family History Library Catalog (FHLC) to see what is available.

Return to the Top: Choose another marriage year

Marriages 1886-1913

Order a copy of the original marriage record
Try
Order a copy of the license from the District of Columbia Superior Court ($)
  • You must provide full names, maiden names, and date of the marriage.
  • Plain copies are less expensive than certified copies.
  • Indexes and copies are available on microfilm thru 1986. See Marriage Records on Microfilm below. 
  • You may order a copy in person or by mail.
  • Clerk of the Superior Court of Washington D.C.
500 Indiana Ave NW, Room 2500
Washington, D.C. 20001
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

Marriage Records on Microfilm
District marriage records are available on microfilm at your local Family Search Center. Use the Family History Library Catalog (FHLC) to see what is available.

Return to the Top: Choose another marriage year

Marriages 1913-Present

Order a copy of the original marriage record
Try
Order a copy of the license from the District of Columbia Superior Court ($)
  • You must provide full names, maiden names, and date of the marriage.
  • Plain copies are less expensive than certified copies.
  • Indexes and copies are available on microfilm thru 1986. See Marriage Records on Microfilm below. 
  • You may order a copy in person or by mail.
  • Clerk of the Superior Court of Washington D.C.
500 Indiana Ave NW, Room 2500
Washington, D.C. 20001
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

Marriage Records on Microfilm
District marriage records are available on microfilm at your local Family Search Center. Use the Family History Library Catalog (FHLC) to see what is available.

Return to the Top: Choose another marriage year



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