Summary of Marriage Records in the United States by State

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United States Gotoarrow.png U.S. Vital Records Gotoarrow.png Summary of Marriage Records in the United States by State

Places to look for Marriage Records

Marriage Certificate, USA 1890

Look for more detailed information on each of these areas in the Wiki under each State 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.

Places to Search for a Maiden Name

Marriage certificate USA 1890

Marriage records: application, license, certificate (Church and Civil)

Cemetery records: burial, saxton, purchase and maintenance of plot, headstone

Census records:  Federal and State

Land records: deeds, morgages

Church records: death, marriage and christening, membership

Probate records: Will,

Newspaper records: birth, marriage and death announcements, society pages

Death records: certificate (Church and Civil)

Military records: service and pension, elistment,

Naming  patterns: name passed on as a given or middle name, name multi generational


Summary of online Marriage Records by State

For more details about marriage records in each state click on the State below to 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

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index (FamilySeach Historical Records)

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia or Washington DC

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Marriage Certificate of John Owen Dominis and Lydia K. Paki.jpg

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