How to Find Maryland Marriage Records

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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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'''Marriage Records on Microfilm''' <br> <br> Some records may also be available at your local FamilySearch Center. Use the [http://familysearch.org/catalog-search Family History Library Catalog (FHLC)] to see what is available.  
  
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::*Search the [http://familysearch.org/catalog-search FHLC] by county, then vital records.
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::*Select the topic Vital Records.
 
::*For a small fee, [https://familysearch.org/films/ order the microfilm] to view at a local Family Search Center.
 
::*For a small fee, [https://familysearch.org/films/ order the microfilm] to view at a local Family Search Center.
 
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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.


Next Step: When did the marriage occur?

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Marriages 1640 thru 1776

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



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

1. Look first in 2. Then search
Church Records

Newspapers
Military Records
Obituaries

Census Records

Cemetery Records
Death Records
Bible Records


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Marriages 1777 thru 1864

District of Columbia Marriage Database - Includes Index and Digital Images
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Maryland Marriages, 1666-1970

Free; name index online at FamilySearch.


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

Marriage Records on Microfilm

Some records may also be available at your local FamilySearch Center. Use the Family History Library Catalog (FHLC) to see what is available.

  • Search the FHLC by county, then vital records.
  • Select the topic Vital Records.
  • For a small fee, order the microfilm to view at a local Family Search Center.
Return to the Top: Choose another marriage year

Marriages 1865 thru 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 thru 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 1914 thru 2003

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 2004 thru Present

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