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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 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

Other Kentucky Marriage Records 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



Maryland

Some Marriage Records for Maryland Databases are searchable online at Ancestry.com


Massachusetts

Massachusetts Town Marriage Records is searchable online at Ancestry.com

Some other Marriage Records for Massachusetts 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 Records are searchable online at Ancestry.com


Missouri

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

Some other Marriage Records 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 Marriage Records for New Hampshire are searchable online at Ancestry.com


New Jersey

Some Marriage Records for New Jersey 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.



Pennsylvania




Rhode Island




South Carolina




South Dakota




Tennessee



Texas




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



Vermont



Virginia




Washington
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.




 

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