Summary of Marriage Records in the United States by StateEdit This Page

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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 where to find Marriage Records online for each 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
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming


 

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