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[[How to Find United States Marriage Records|How To Find U.S. Marriage Records]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] How To Find Delaware Marriage Records
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== Finding Delaware Marriage Records  ==
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*1805 Michigan laws required counties to record marriages
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*1 April 1867, the county clerk began to forward marriage records to the secretary of state
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*An additional 1905 law resulted in greater statewide compliance
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*Michigan marriage records are not restricted and can be ordered by anyone during any time period
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{{Tip|More marriage information is usually found on the '''marriage license application''' or the '''marriage register'''. Less information is found on the '''marriage certificate'''. }}
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== '''Next Step: When did the marriage occur? '''  ==
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:*'''[[How to Find Michigan Marriage Records#Marriages_Before_1820|Before 1820]]'''
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:*'''[[How to Find Michigan Marriage Records#Marriages_1820_to_1867|1805 to 1867]]'''
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:*'''[[How to Find Michigan Marriage Records#Marriages_1868_to_1925|1867 to 1925]]'''
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:*'''[[How to Find Michigan Marriage Records#Marriages_1926_to_1935|1926 to 1935]]'''
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:*'''[[How to Find Michigan Marriage Records#Marriages_1936_to_Present|1936 to Present]]'''
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:*'''[[How to Estimate United States Marriage Information|Marriage year unknown]]'''
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<br> [[Frequently Asked Questions about United States Marriage Records|'''Learn more about U.S. Marriage Records''']]
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== '''Marriages Before 1820'''  ==
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*Before 1805, no marriages were recorded by the county or state
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*1805 to 1820 very few records exist
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<br> If you cannot locate your ancestor in the databases below, try searching for marriage information in [[Marriage Information Substitute Records|other records]].
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[[Michigan Newspapers|Newspapers]]<br> [[Michigan Military Records|Military Records]]<br> [[United States Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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| [[Michigan Census|Census Records]]
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[[Michigan Cemeteries|Cemetery Records]]<br> [[Michigan Vital Records|Death Records]]<br> [[United States Bible Records|Bible Records]]
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<center>[[How to Find Michigan Marriage Records#Finding_Michigan_Marriage_Records|Return to the Top: Choose another marriage year]]</center> <center><br></center>
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== '''Marriages 1820 to 1867'''  ==
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| align="left" colspan="3" | '''Michigan Marriage Database - Includes Index and Digital Images'''
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| width="25%" | {{RecordSearch|1810350|Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1867}}
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'''Free;''' name index with images online at FamilySearch.
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'''Does not''' include the following counties: Alger, Alpena, Barry, Eaton, Gladwin, Kalkaska, Kent, Lenawee, Missaukee, Monroe, Montmorency, Oceana, Oscoda, Schoolcraft, and Shiawassee.
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|-
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| align="left" colspan="2" | '''Can't find your ancestor in the online index?'''
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| [[Tips for Searching an Online Index|Tips for searching online indexes]]
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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> Some county marriage records may be available on microfilm at your local [http://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c= Family Search Center]. If you know the approximate date and county where the marriage took place, use the&nbsp;[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.
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::*Select the topic Vital Records. Look for records authored by the county clerk.
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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 Michigan Marriage Records#Finding_Michigan_Marriage_Records|Return to the Top: Choose another marriage year]]</center> <center><br></center>
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== '''Marriages 1868 to 1925'''  ==
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| align="left" colspan="3" | '''Michigan Marriage Database - Includes Index and Digital Images'''
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| width="25%" | {{RecordSearch|1452395|Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925}}
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'''Free;''' most counties 1868-1925: Free name index with images online at FamilySearch.
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Records include such information as names of bride and groom, date of license, ages, race, residences, birthplaces, occupations and names of the fathers of the bride and groom.
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| {{RecordSearch|1810350|Michigan, County Marriages, 1868-1925}}
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'''Free;''' name index with images online at FamilySearch.
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<br> '''Does not''' include the following counties: Alger, Alpena, Barry, Eaton, Gladwin, Kalkaska, Kent, Lenawee, Missaukee, Monroe, Montmorency, Oceana, Oscoda, Schoolcraft, and Shiawassee.
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|-
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| align="left" colspan="2" | '''Can't find your ancestor in the online index?'''
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| [[Tips for Searching an Online Index|Tips for searching online indexes]]
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|
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|-
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| align="left" colspan="2" | '''No marriage record for your ancestor?'''
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|
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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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|}
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'''Marriage Records on Microfilm''' <br> Some county marriage records may be available on microfilm at your local [http://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c= Family Search Center]. If you know the approximate date and county where the marriage took place, use the&nbsp;[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.
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::*Select the topic Vital Records. Look for records authored by the county clerk.
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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 Michigan Marriage Records#Finding_Michigan_Marriage_Records|Return to the Top: Choose another marriage year]]</center> <center><br></center>
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== '''Marriages 1926 to 1935'''<br>  ==
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| align="left" colspan="3" | '''Michigan Marriage Database - Includes Index and Digital Images'''
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| width="10%" | ''Try 1st:''
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| width="25%" | {{RecordSearch|1810350|Michigan, County Marriages, 1926-1935}}
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'''Free;''' most counties 1925-1936: Free name index with images online at FamilySearch.
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'''Does not''' include the following counties: Alger, Alpena, Barry, Eaton, Gladwin, Kalkaska, Kent, Lenawee, Missaukee, Monroe, Montmorency, Oceana, Oscoda, Schoolcraft, and Shiawassee.
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| width="10%" | ''Try 2nd:''
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| [http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633_8723_11893_41510-143215--,00.html County Clerk]
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| If you do not find your ancestor in the marriage index you may order a marriage record. Contact the [http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633_8723_11893_41510-143215--,00.html county clerk] where you think the marriage took place. It is usually less expensive to order a marriage record from the county clerk, so begin your search with the county clerk.
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| [http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-4645---,00.html Michigan Department of Health]
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| If you do not find your ancestor in the marriage index you may order a marriage record.Contact the [http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-4645---,00.html Michigan Department of Public Health]. If you are unsure about the marriage year, the Michigan Department of Public Health charges $12 more for each year searched. It is usually less expensive to order a marriage record from the county clerk, so begin your search with the county clerk.
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<br>
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|-
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| align="left" colspan="2" | '''Can't find your ancestor in the online index?'''
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| [[Tips for Searching an Online Index|Tips for searching online indexes]]
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|-
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| align="left" colspan="2" | '''No marriage record for your ancestor?'''
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|
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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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|}
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'''Marriage Records on Microfilm''' <br> Some county marriage records may be available on microfilm at your local [http://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c= Family Search Center]. If you know the approximate date and county where the marriage took place, use the&nbsp;[http://familysearch.org/catalog-search Family History Library Catalog (FHLC)] to see what is available.
 +
 +
::*Search the [http://familysearch.org/catalog-search FHLC] by county.
 +
::*Select the topic Vital Records. Look for records authored by the county clerk.
 +
::*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 Michigan Marriage Records#Finding_Michigan_Marriage_Records|Return to the Top: Choose another marriage year]]</center> <center><br></center>
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{| width="99%" border="0" align="center"
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! valign="middle" bgcolor="#302040" scope="col" |
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|}
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== '''Marriages 1936 to Present'''  ==
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Marriage licenses may be found in the county records where the marriage occurred.
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'''STEP ONE: Find Marriage Information'''
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:*Copies may be ordered from the [http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633_8723_11893_41510-143215--,00.html county clerk].
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:*Copies may be ordered from the [http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-4645---,00.html Michigan Department of Public Health].
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="6" border="1"
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| align="center" colspan="4" | '''To Order Marriage Certificates'''
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| width="50%" align="center" colspan="2" | [http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633_8723_11893_41510-143215--,00.html From County where Marriage occurred]
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| width="50%" align="center" colspan="2" | [http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-4645---,00.html From MI Dept. of Health State office]
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| width="25%" align="center" | '''Pros'''
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| width="25%" align="center" | '''Cons'''
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| width="25%" align="center" | '''Pros'''
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| width="25%" align="center" | '''Cons'''
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|-
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| May be less expensive and faster than ordering from the state
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| County websites can be more difficult to use
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| Offers a search of the state index for an additional fee
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| May be more expensive than ordering from the county
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|}
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{{Tip|'''''When ordering Michigan marriage records:'''''}}
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Ask for the marriage license or the marriage register, not the marriage certificate. The license or register usually contains more information.<br> <br>
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<center>[[How to Find Michigan Marriage Records#Finding_Michigan_Marriage_Records|Return to the Top: Choose another marriage year]]</center> <center><br></center>
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== Wiki Articles  ==
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:*[[How to Find United States Marriage Records#Tips_about_Searching_United_States_Marriage_Records|Learn more about U.S. marriage records]]
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:*[[How to Find United States Birth Records|How to find U.S. birth records]]
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:*[[How to Find United States Marriage Records|How to find U.S. marriage records]]
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:*[[How to Find United States Death Records|How to find U.S. death records]]
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:*[[United States Record Selection Table|United States Record Selection Table ]]
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:*[[United States, How to Use Marriage Records|United States, How to Use Marriage Records]]
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:*[[United States Marriage Records|United States Marriage Records]]
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:*[[United States Vital Records|United States Vital Records]]
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:*[[U.S. Vital Records Overview|U.S. Vital Records Overview]]
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:*[[Locating United States Vital Records|Locating United States Vital Records]]
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:*[[Michigan Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Michigan Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues]]
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Revision as of 20:03, 11 June 2013


How To Find U.S. Marriage Records go to How To Find Delaware Marriage Records

Finding Delaware Marriage Records

  • 1805 Michigan laws required counties to record marriages
  • 1 April 1867, the county clerk began to forward marriage records to the secretary of state
  • An additional 1905 law resulted in greater statewide compliance
  • Michigan marriage records are not restricted and can be ordered by anyone during any time period


Next Step: When did the marriage occur?

Marriage Records
Choose a time period:


Learn more about U.S. Marriage Records


Marriages Before 1820

  • Before 1805, no marriages were recorded by the county or state
  • 1805 to 1820 very few records exist


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


Return to the Top: Choose another marriage year


Marriages 1820 to 1867

Michigan Marriage Database - Includes Index and Digital Images
Try:
Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1867

Free; name index with images online at FamilySearch.

Does not include the following counties: Alger, Alpena, Barry, Eaton, Gladwin, Kalkaska, Kent, Lenawee, Missaukee, Monroe, Montmorency, Oceana, Oscoda, Schoolcraft, and Shiawassee.


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 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 Family History Library Catalog (FHLC) to see what is available.

  • Search the FHLC 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 Family Search Center.
Return to the Top: Choose another marriage year

Marriages 1868 to 1925

Michigan Marriage Database - Includes Index and Digital Images
Try 1st:
Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925

Free; most counties 1868-1925: Free name index with images online at FamilySearch.

Records include such information as names of bride and groom, date of license, ages, race, residences, birthplaces, occupations and names of the fathers of the bride and groom.

Try 2nd:
Michigan, County Marriages, 1868-1925

Free; name index with images online at FamilySearch.


Does not include the following counties: Alger, Alpena, Barry, Eaton, Gladwin, Kalkaska, Kent, Lenawee, Missaukee, Monroe, Montmorency, Oceana, Oscoda, Schoolcraft, and Shiawassee.


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 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 Family History Library Catalog (FHLC) to see what is available.

  • Search the FHLC 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 Family Search Center.
Return to the Top: Choose another marriage year

Marriages 1926 to 1935

Michigan Marriage Database - Includes Index and Digital Images
Try 1st:
Michigan, County Marriages, 1926-1935

Free; most counties 1925-1936: Free name index with images online at FamilySearch.

Does not include the following counties: Alger, Alpena, Barry, Eaton, Gladwin, Kalkaska, Kent, Lenawee, Missaukee, Monroe, Montmorency, Oceana, Oscoda, Schoolcraft, and Shiawassee.

Try 2nd:
County Clerk If you do not find your ancestor in the marriage index you may order a marriage record. Contact the county clerk where you think the marriage took place. It is usually less expensive to order a marriage record from the county clerk, so begin your search with the county clerk.
Try 3rd:
Michigan Department of Health If you do not find your ancestor in the marriage index you may order a marriage record.Contact the Michigan Department of Public Health. If you are unsure about the marriage year, the Michigan Department of Public Health charges $12 more for each year searched. It is usually less expensive to order a marriage record from the county clerk, so begin your search with the county clerk.


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 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 Family History Library Catalog (FHLC) to see what is available.

  • Search the FHLC 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 Family Search Center.
Return to the Top: Choose another marriage year

Marriages 1936 to Present

Marriage licenses may be found in the county records where the marriage occurred.

STEP ONE: Find Marriage Information

To Order Marriage Certificates
From County where Marriage occurred From MI Dept. of Health State office
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

Ask for the marriage license or the marriage register, not the marriage certificate. The license or register usually contains more information.

Return to the Top: Choose another marriage year

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