Summary of Marriage Records in the United States by State

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*City and County civil registrations  
 
*City and County civil registrations  
 
*Chruch records of marriages  
 
*Chruch records of marriages  
*Online records sites like Ancestry, Footnote, World Vital Records, Heritage Quest...  
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*Online records sites like Ancestry, Footnote,[http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/contentlisting.aspx?sb=c&p=usa&title=Marriage&let=a World Vital Records], Heritage Quest...  
 
*FamilySearch in the Advanced Search, Records Search, and Historic Books  
 
*FamilySearch in the Advanced Search, Records Search, and Historic Books  
 
*Newspapers often listed articles about marriages  
 
*Newspapers often listed articles about marriages  
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Georgia_Vital_Records-_Civil_Registration#Marriage_Records Georgia]<br> ==
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Georgia_Vital_Records-_Civil_Registration#Marriage_Records Georgia]<br> ==
  
[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=29467&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Marriage Records of Bolloch County Georgia] is searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>
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[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=29467&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Marriage Records of Bolloch County Georgia] is searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>  
  
== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Hawaii_Vital_Records-_Civil_Registration#Early_Marriage_Records Hawaii]<br> ==
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Hawaii_Vital_Records-_Civil_Registration#Early_Marriage_Records Hawaii]<br> ==
  
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Idaho_Vital_Records Idaho]<br> ==
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Idaho_Vital_Records Idaho]<br> ==
[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/Search.cfm Western States Marriage Index]
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contains some Hawaii Marriages and is searchable online for free.
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Illinois_Vital_Records#Marriages Illinois]<br> ==
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[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/Search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] contains some Hawaii Marriages and is searchable online for free.
  
[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/marrsrch.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763-1900] is searchable online for free at the Illinois State Archives<br>
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Illinois_Vital_Records#Marriages Illinois]<br> ==
  
[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1500 Cook County, Illinois Marriage Index 1930-1960] is searchable online at Ancestry.com
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[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/marrsrch.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763-1900] is searchable online for free at the Illinois State Archives<br>
  
[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3248 Piatt County, Illinois Marriage and Cemetery Records 1841-1852] is searchable online at Ancestry.com
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[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1500 Cook County, Illinois Marriage Index 1930-1960] is searchable online at Ancestry.com  
  
== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Indiana_Vital_Records#Marriages Indiana]<br> ==
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[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3248 Piatt County, Illinois Marriage and Cemetery Records 1841-1852] is searchable online at Ancestry.com
  
[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5059 Indiana Marriage Collection 1800-1941] is searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Indiana_Vital_Records#Marriages Indiana]<br> ==
  
[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=30066&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Marriage records of Kosciusko County, Indiana] is searchable online at Ancestry.com
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[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5059 Indiana Marriage Collection 1800-1941] is searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>
  
[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=30071&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Marriage records St. Joseph County, South Bend, Indiana] is searchable online at Ancestry.com
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[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=30066&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Marriage records of Kosciusko County, Indiana] is searchable online at Ancestry.com  
  
[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=30083&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Whitley County, Indiana Marriage Records 1838-1860] is searchable online at Ancestry.com
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[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=30071&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Marriage records St. Joseph County, South Bend, Indiana] is searchable online at Ancestry.com  
  
[http://208.119.135.17/db/in_marriages_1850/marriages_search.asp Indiana Marriages through 1850] is searchable online at the Indiana State Library
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[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=30083&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Whitley County, Indiana Marriage Records 1838-1860] is searchable online at Ancestry.com
  
[http://208.119.135.17/db/in_marriages_1993_2002/in_marriages_search.asp Indiana Marriages 1993-2002] is searchable online at the Indiana State Library
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[http://208.119.135.17/db/in_marriages_1850/marriages_search.asp Indiana Marriages through 1850] is searchable online at the Indiana State Library  
  
== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Iowa_Vital_Records-_Civil_Registration#Marriage Iowa]<br> ==
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[http://208.119.135.17/db/in_marriages_1993_2002/in_marriages_search.asp Indiana Marriages 1993-2002] is searchable online at the Indiana State Library
  
[http://iagenweb.org/history/marriages/earlyiowamarriages.htm Early Iowa Marriages 1850 and Before] is searchable online at the Iowa GenWeb project<br>
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Iowa_Vital_Records-_Civil_Registration#Marriage Iowa]<br> ==
  
== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kansas_Vital_Records#Marriage_and_Divorce_Records Kansas]<br> ==
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[http://iagenweb.org/history/marriages/earlyiowamarriages.htm Early Iowa Marriages 1850 and Before] is searchable online at the Iowa GenWeb project<br>  
  
[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3444 Kansas Marriage Index 1854-1873] is searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kansas_Vital_Records#Marriage_and_Divorce_Records Kansas]<br> ==
  
[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6267 Leavenworth County, Kansas Marriage Records 1900-1920] is searchable online at Ancestry.com
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[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3444 Kansas Marriage Index 1854-1873] is searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>
  
== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Vital_Records-_Civil_Registration#Marriage_Records Kentucky]<br> ==
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[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6267 Leavenworth County, Kansas Marriage Records 1900-1920] is searchable online at Ancestry.com
  
[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1117&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Kentucky Marriage Records, 1852-1914] is searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Vital_Records-_Civil_Registration#Marriage_Records Kentucky]<br> ==
  
[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8787 Kentucky Marriage Index 1973-1999] is searchable online at Ancestry.com
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[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1117&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Kentucky Marriage Records, 1852-1914] is searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>
  
[http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3DKentucky%20Marriage%26keyword%3D%26 Other Kentucky Marriage Records Databases] are searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>
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[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8787 Kentucky Marriage Index 1973-1999] is searchable online at Ancestry.com  
  
== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Louisiana_Vital_Records#Marriage_Records Louisiana]<br> ==
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[http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3DKentucky%20Marriage%26keyword%3D%26 Some other Kentucky Marriage Databases] are searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>  
  
[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6500 New Orleans, Louisiana Marriage Records Index 1831-1925] is searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Louisiana_Vital_Records#Marriage_Records Louisiana]<br> ==
  
[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5228 Louisiana Marriage Records 1851-1900] is searchable online at Ancestry.com
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[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6500 New Orleans, Louisiana Marriage Records Index 1831-1925] is searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>
  
[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=29706&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Marriage contracts of French Colonial Louisiana] is searchable online at Ancestry.com
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[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5228 Louisiana Marriage Records 1851-1900] is searchable online at Ancestry.com  
  
== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Maine_Vital_Records-_Civil_Registration Maine]<br> ==
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[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=29706&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Marriage contracts of French Colonial Louisiana] is searchable online at Ancestry.com
  
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Maine_Vital_Records-_Civil_Registration Maine]<br>  ==
  
== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Maryland_Vital_Records#Marriage_Records Maryland]<br> ==
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[http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=memarriage Maine Marriages 1892-1966] is searchable online at World Vital Records<br>  
  
[http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3DMaryland%20Marriage%26keyword%3D%26 Some Marriage Records for Maryland Databases] are searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Maryland_Vital_Records#Marriage_Records Maryland]<br> ==
  
== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Massachusetts_Vital_Records Massachusetts]<br> ==
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[http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3DMaryland%20Marriage%26keyword%3D%26 Some Maryland Marriage Databases] are searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>  
  
[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4079 Massachusetts Town Marriage Records] is searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Massachusetts_Vital_Records Massachusetts]<br> ==
  
[http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3DMassachusetts%20Marriage%26keyword%3D%26 Some other Marriage Records for Massachusetts] are searchable online at Ancestry.com
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[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4079 Massachusetts Town Marriage Records] is searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>
  
[http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3DVital%20Records%20Massachusetts%26keyword%3D%26 Vital Records of Massachusetts to the year 1850] books are searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>
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[http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3DMassachusetts%20Marriage%26keyword%3D%26 Some other Massachusetts Marriage Databases] are searchable online at Ancestry.com  
  
[http://books.google.com/books?q=Vital+Records+of+Massachusetts&as_brr=1 Vital Records of Massachusetts to the year 1850] books are searchable online at Google Books
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[http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3DVital%20Records%20Massachusetts%26keyword%3D%26 Vital Records of Massachusetts to the year 1850] books are searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>
  
== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Michigan_Vital_Records-_Civil_Registration#Marriage_and_Divorce_Records Michigan]<br> ==
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[http://books.google.com/books?q=Vital+Records+of+Massachusetts&as_brr=1 Vital Records of Massachusetts to the year 1850] books are searchable online at Google Books
  
[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=27353&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Michigan Marriage Records 1870-1887] is searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Michigan_Vital_Records-_Civil_Registration#Marriage_and_Divorce_Records Michigan]<br> ==
  
== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Minnesota_Vital_Records-Civil_Registration#County_Records_of_Marriages Minnesota]<br> ==
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[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=27353&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Michigan Marriage Records 1870-1887] is searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>  
  
[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8721 Minnesota Marriage Collection 1958-2001] is searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Minnesota_Vital_Records-Civil_Registration#County_Records_of_Marriages Minnesota]<br> ==
  
== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Mississippi_Vital_Records-_Civil_Registration#State_Records_of_Marriages Mississippi]<br> ==
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[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8721 Minnesota Marriage Collection 1958-2001] is searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>  
  
[http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3DMississippi%20Marriage%26keyword%3D%26 Some Mississippi Marriage Records] are searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Mississippi_Vital_Records-_Civil_Registration#State_Records_of_Marriages Mississippi]<br> ==
  
== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Missouri_Vital_Records-_Civil_Registration#Marriage_Records Missouri]<br> ==
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[http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3DMississippi%20Marriage%26keyword%3D%26 Some Mississippi Marriage Databases] are searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>  
  
[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1171&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Missouri Marriage Records 1805-2002] is searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Missouri_Vital_Records-_Civil_Registration#Marriage_Records Missouri]<br> ==
  
[http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3DMissouri%20Marriage%26keyword%3D%26 Some other Marriage Records Databases] are searchable online at Ancestry.com
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[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1171&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Missouri Marriage Records 1805-2002] is searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>
  
== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Montana_Vital_Records-_Civil_Registration Montana]<br> ==
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[http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3DMissouri%20Marriage%26keyword%3D%26 Some other Missouri Marriage Databases] are searchable online at Ancestry.com
  
[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/Search.cfm Western States Marriage Index contains] some Hawaii Marriages and is searchable online for free.
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Montana_Vital_Records-_Civil_Registration Montana]<br>  ==
  
== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Nebraska_Vital_Records-_Civil_Registration#Marriage_Records Nebraska]<br> ==
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[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/Search.cfm Western States Marriage Index contains] some Hawaii Marriages and is searchable online for free.
  
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Nebraska_Vital_Records-_Civil_Registration#Marriage_Records Nebraska]<br>  ==
  
== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Nevada_Vital_Records-_Civil_Registration#Marriage_Records Nevada]<br> ==
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[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/Search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] contains some Hawaii Marriages and is searchable online for free.
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Nevada_Vital_Records-_Civil_Registration#Marriage_Records Nevada]<br>  ==
  
[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1100&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Nevada Marriage Index 1956-2005] is searchable online at Ancestry.com
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[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/Search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] contains some Hawaii Marriages and is searchable online for free.  
  
[http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3DNevada%20Marriage%26keyword%3D%26 Some other Nevada Marriage Databases] are searchable online at Ancestry.com
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[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1100&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Nevada Marriage Index 1956-2005] is searchable online at Ancestry.com  
  
== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/New_Hampshire_Vital_Records-_Civil_Registration New Hampshire]<br> ==
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[http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3DNevada%20Marriage%26keyword%3D%26 Some other Nevada Marriage Databases] are searchable online at Ancestry.com
  
[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=30178&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Some Marriage Records for New Hampshire] are searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/New_Hampshire_Vital_Records-_Civil_Registration New Hampshire]<br> ==
  
== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/New_Jersey_Vital_Records-_Civil_Registration#Marriage_Records New Jersey]<br> ==
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[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=30178&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Some New Hampshire Marriage Databases] are searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>  
  
[http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3DNew%20Jersey%20Marriage%26keyword%3D%26 Some Marriage Records for New Jersey] are searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/New_Jersey_Vital_Records-_Civil_Registration#Marriage_Records New Jersey]<br> ==
  
== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Portal:New_Mexico New Mexico]<br> ==
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[http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3DNew%20Jersey%20Marriage%26keyword%3D%26 Some New Jersey Marriage Databases] are searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>
[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/Search.cfm Western States Marriage Index]
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/New_York_Vital_Records#Marriage_Records New York]<br> ==
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Portal:New_Mexico New Mexico]<br> ==
  
[http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3DNew%20York%20Marriage%26keyword%3D%26 Some New York Marriage Databases] are searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>
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[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/Search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] contains some Hawaii Marriages and is searchable online for free.  
  
== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/North_Carolina_Vital_Records-_Civil_Registration#Marriage_Records.2C_Early_to_1868 North Carolina]<br> ==
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/New_York_Vital_Records#Marriage_Records New York]<br> ==
  
[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8909&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 North Carolina Marriage Collection 1741-2004] is searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>
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[http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3DNew%20York%20Marriage%26keyword%3D%26 Some New York Marriage Databases] are searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>  
  
[http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3DNorth%20Carolina%20Marriage%26keyword%3D%26 Some other North Carolina Marriage Databases] are searchable online at Ancestry.com
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/North_Carolina_Vital_Records-_Civil_Registration#Marriage_Records.2C_Early_to_1868 North Carolina]<br>  ==
  
== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/North_Dakota_Vital_Records North Dakota]<br> ==
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[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8909&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 North Carolina Marriage Collection 1741-2004] is searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>  
  
== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ohio_Vital_Records#Marriage_and_Divorce_Records Ohio]<br> ==
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[http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3DNorth%20Carolina%20Marriage%26keyword%3D%26 Some other North Carolina Marriage Databases] are searchable online at Ancestry.com
  
[http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3DOhio%20Marriage%26keyword%3D%26 Some Ohio Marriage Databases] are searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/North_Dakota_Vital_Records North Dakota]<br> ==
  
[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=2;c=1494476;t=browsable;w= Ohio Diocese of Toleto Catholic Parish Records 1784-2004] is searchable online for free at FamilySearch Record Search.
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ohio_Vital_Records#Marriage_and_Divorce_Records Ohio]<br>  ==
  
== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Oklahoma_Vital_Records#Marriage_and_Divorce_Records Oklahoma]<br> ==
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[http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3DOhio%20Marriage%26keyword%3D%26 Some Ohio Marriage Databases] are searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>  
  
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[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=2;c=1494476;t=browsable;w= Ohio Diocese of Toleto Catholic Parish Records 1784-2004] is searchable online for free at FamilySearch Record Search.
  
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Oklahoma_Vital_Records#Marriage_and_Divorce_Records Oklahoma]<br>  ==
  
<br>Oregon<br>
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[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/Search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] contains some Oregon Marriage records and is searchable online for free.<br>
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Oregon_Vital_Records#Marriage_and_Divorce_Records Oregon]<br>  ==
  
<br>Pennsylvania<br>
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[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/Search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] contains some Oregon Marriage records and is searchable online for free.<br>  
  
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[http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3DOregon%20Marriage%26keyword%3D%26 Some Oregon Marriage Databases] are searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>
  
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<br>Rhode Island<br>
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Pennsylvania_Vital_Records#Marriage_Records Pennsylvania]<br> ==
  
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[http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3DPennsylvania%20Marriage%26keyword%3D%26 Some Pennsylvania Marriage Databases] are Searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>  
  
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<br>South Carolina<br>
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Rhode_Island_Vital_Records Rhode Island]<br> ==
  
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[http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/contentlisting.aspx?sb=c&p=usa&title=Rhode+Island&let=a Some Rhode Island Marriage Databases] are searchable online at World Vital Records<br>  
  
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[http://books.google.com/books?id=svYLAAAAYAAJ&pg=PR2&dq=Vital+Records+Rhode+Island&as_brr=1&ei=M3RdSa_KGoL8lQSjn9nVDQ Vital Records of Rhode Island 1636-1850] book is searchable online at Google Books<br>  
  
<br>South Dakota<br>
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/South_Carolina_Vital_Records-_Civil_Registration South Carolina]<br> ==
  
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[http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3DSouth%20Carolina%20Marriage%26keyword%3D%26 Some South Carolina Marriage Databases] are searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>  
  
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/South_Dakota_Vital_Records-_Civil_Registration South Dakota]<br>  ==
  
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Tennessee_Vital_Records#Marriage_Records Tennessee]<br>  ==
  
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[http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3DTennessee%20Marriage%26keyword%3D%26 Some Tennessee Marriage Databases] are searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>  
  
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Texas_Vital_Records#Marriage_Records Texas]<br>  ==
  
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[http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=texasmarriages_live Texas Marriages 1968-2003] is searchable online at World Vital Records.<br>  
  
<br>Utah<br>
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[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection 1814-1909 and 1966-2002] is searchable online at Ancestry.com
[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/Search.cfm Western States Marriage Index]
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contains some Hawaii Marriages and is searchable online for free.
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[http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3DTexas%20Marriage%26keyword%3D%26 Some other Texas Marriage Databases] are searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>  
  
<br>Vermont<br>
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== [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Utah_Vital_Records#County_Marriage_Records <br>Utah]<br> ==
  
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[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/Search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] contains some Hawaii Marriages and is searchable online for free.
  
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Vermont_Vital_Records-_Civil_Registration Vermont]<br>  ==
  
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[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8956 Vermont Marriage Index 1981-1984 and 1989-2001] is searchable online at Ancestry.com<br>  
  
<br>Washington<br>
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== <br>[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Virginia_Vital_Records-_Civil_Registration#Marriage_Records Virginia]<br>  ==
[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/Search.cfm Western States Marriage Index]
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contains some Hawaii Marriages and is searchable online for free.
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== <br>Washington[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/Search.cfm ]<br> ==
  
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[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/Search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] contains some Hawaii Marriages and is searchable online for free.
  
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[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/Search.cfm Western States Marriage Index]
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[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/Search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] contains some Hawaii Marriages and is searchable online for free.
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Contents

Places to look for Marriage Records

  • State Archives
  • City and County civil registrations
  • Chruch records of marriages
  • Online records sites like Ancestry, Footnote,World Vital Records, Heritage Quest...
  • FamilySearch in the Advanced Search, Records Search, and Historic Books
  • Newspapers often listed articles about marriages
  • Family Bibles and personal histories
  • Obituraries sometimes give marriage dates
  • Submitted genealogies posted by others
  • Google and other web site search sites, and don't forget to search Google Books

Look for more detailed information on each of these areas in the Wiki under each State Portal page by clicking on the link for each of these different types of Records. You can also find more information on marriage records at United States Vital Records.


Summary of online Marriage Records by State

For more details about marriage records in each state go to the State Vital Records page for that state.  This listing is just a summary of places online where you can search for marriage records for each State.

Alabama

Alabama Marriage Collection 1800-1969 searchable online at Ancestry.com


Alaska

Western States Marriage Index has some Alaska Marriage Records available to search for free online.


Arizona

Western States Marriage Index has some Arizona Marriage Records available to search for free online.

Arizona Marriage Collection 1864-1982 is searchable online at Ancestry.com


Arkansas

Arkansas Marriage Index 1933-1939 is searchable online at Ancestry.com


California

California Marriage Index 1960-1985 is searchable online at Ancestry.com

Western States Marriage Index has some California Marriage Records available to search for free online.


Colorado

Western States Marriage Index has some Colorado Marriage Records available to search for free online.

Arapahoe County including Denver Colorado Marriage Records 1861-1868 is searchable online at the Colorado State Archives.

Gilpin County Marriage Index 1864-1944 is searchable online at the Colorado State Archives.


Connecticut

Connecticut Marriage Index 1959-2001 is searchable online at Ancestry.com

Connecticut Town Marriage Records pre-1970 is searchable online at Ancestry.com


Delaware

Deleware Marriage Records 1744-1912 is searchable online at Ancestry.com


Florida

Florida Marriage Records 1822-1875 and 1927-2001 is searchable online at Ancestry.com



Georgia

Marriage Records of Bolloch County Georgia is searchable online at Ancestry.com


Hawaii



Idaho

Western States Marriage Index contains some Hawaii Marriages and is searchable online for free.


Illinois

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763-1900 is searchable online for free at the Illinois State Archives

Cook County, Illinois Marriage Index 1930-1960 is searchable online at Ancestry.com

Piatt County, Illinois Marriage and Cemetery Records 1841-1852 is searchable online at Ancestry.com


Indiana

Indiana Marriage Collection 1800-1941 is searchable online at Ancestry.com

Marriage records of Kosciusko County, Indiana is searchable online at Ancestry.com

Marriage records St. Joseph County, South Bend, Indiana is searchable online at Ancestry.com

Whitley County, Indiana Marriage Records 1838-1860 is searchable online at Ancestry.com

Indiana Marriages through 1850 is searchable online at the Indiana State Library

Indiana Marriages 1993-2002 is searchable online at the Indiana State Library


Iowa

Early Iowa Marriages 1850 and Before is searchable online at the Iowa GenWeb project


Kansas

Kansas Marriage Index 1854-1873 is searchable online at Ancestry.com

Leavenworth County, Kansas Marriage Records 1900-1920 is searchable online at Ancestry.com


Kentucky

Kentucky Marriage Records, 1852-1914 is searchable online at Ancestry.com

Kentucky Marriage Index 1973-1999 is searchable online at Ancestry.com

Some other Kentucky Marriage Databases are searchable online at Ancestry.com


Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana Marriage Records Index 1831-1925 is searchable online at Ancestry.com

Louisiana Marriage Records 1851-1900 is searchable online at Ancestry.com

Marriage contracts of French Colonial Louisiana is searchable online at Ancestry.com


Maine

Maine Marriages 1892-1966 is searchable online at World Vital Records


Maryland

Some Maryland Marriage Databases are searchable online at Ancestry.com


Massachusetts

Massachusetts Town Marriage Records is searchable online at Ancestry.com

Some other Massachusetts Marriage Databases are searchable online at Ancestry.com

Vital Records of Massachusetts to the year 1850 books are searchable online at Ancestry.com

Vital Records of Massachusetts to the year 1850 books are searchable online at Google Books


Michigan

Michigan Marriage Records 1870-1887 is searchable online at Ancestry.com


Minnesota

Minnesota Marriage Collection 1958-2001 is searchable online at Ancestry.com


Mississippi

Some Mississippi Marriage Databases are searchable online at Ancestry.com


Missouri

Missouri Marriage Records 1805-2002 is searchable online at Ancestry.com

Some other Missouri Marriage Databases are searchable online at Ancestry.com


Montana

Western States Marriage Index contains some Hawaii Marriages and is searchable online for free.


Nebraska



Nevada

Western States Marriage Index contains some Hawaii Marriages and is searchable online for free.

Nevada Marriage Index 1956-2005 is searchable online at Ancestry.com

Some other Nevada Marriage Databases are searchable online at Ancestry.com


New Hampshire

Some New Hampshire Marriage Databases are searchable online at Ancestry.com


New Jersey

Some New Jersey Marriage Databases are searchable online at Ancestry.com


New Mexico

Western States Marriage Index contains some Hawaii Marriages and is searchable online for free.


New York

Some New York Marriage Databases are searchable online at Ancestry.com


North Carolina

North Carolina Marriage Collection 1741-2004 is searchable online at Ancestry.com

Some other North Carolina Marriage Databases are searchable online at Ancestry.com


North Dakota


Ohio

Some Ohio Marriage Databases are searchable online at Ancestry.com

Ohio Diocese of Toleto Catholic Parish Records 1784-2004 is searchable online for free at FamilySearch Record Search.


Oklahoma




Oregon

Western States Marriage Index contains some Oregon Marriage records and is searchable online for free.

Some Oregon Marriage Databases are searchable online at Ancestry.com



Pennsylvania

Some Pennsylvania Marriage Databases are Searchable online at Ancestry.com



Rhode Island

Some Rhode Island Marriage Databases are searchable online at World Vital Records

Vital Records of Rhode Island 1636-1850 book is searchable online at Google Books


South Carolina

Some South Carolina Marriage Databases are searchable online at Ancestry.com


South Dakota



Tennessee

Some Tennessee Marriage Databases are searchable online at Ancestry.com


Texas

Texas Marriages 1968-2003 is searchable online at World Vital Records.

Texas Marriage Collection 1814-1909 and 1966-2002 is searchable online at Ancestry.com

Some other Texas Marriage Databases are searchable online at Ancestry.com


Utah

Western States Marriage Index contains some Hawaii Marriages and is searchable online for free.



Vermont

Vermont Marriage Index 1981-1984 and 1989-2001 is searchable online at Ancestry.com


Virginia




Washington[1]

Western States Marriage Index contains some Hawaii Marriages and is searchable online for free.



West Virginia




Wisconsin




Wyoming

Western States Marriage Index contains some Hawaii Marriages and is searchable online for free.