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== Finding North Dakota Marriage Records  ==
 
== Finding North Dakota Marriage Records  ==
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== '''Next Step: When did the marriage occur? '''  ==
 
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:*'''[[How to Find North Dakota Marriage Records#Marriages_1925_to_Present|1925 to Present]]'''  
 
:*'''[[How to Find North Dakota Marriage Records#Marriages_1925_to_Present|1925 to Present]]'''  
 
:*'''[[How to Estimate United States Marriage Information|Marriage year unknown]]'''
 
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*Before 1805, no marriages were recorded by the county or state  
 
*Before 1805, no marriages were recorded by the county or state  
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::*Select the topic Vital Records. Look for records authored by the county clerk.  
 
::*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.
 
::*For a small fee, [https://familysearch.org/films/ order the microfilm] to view at a local Family Search Center.
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::*Select the topic Vital Records. Look for records authored by the county clerk.  
 
::*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.
 
::*For a small fee, [https://familysearch.org/films/ order the microfilm] to view at a local Family Search Center.
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'''Free;''' most counties ---- - ----: Free name index with images online at FamilySearch.
 
 
 
'''Does not''' include the following counties:
 
 
 
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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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| If you do not find your ancestor in the marriage index you may order a marriage record.Contact the  North Dakota Department of Public Health. If you are unsure about the marriage year, the ----- 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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| [[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.
 
 
 
[[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.
 
 
 
::*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.
 
<center>[[How to Find North Dakota Marriage Records#Finding_North Dakota_Marriage_Records|Return to the Top: Choose another marriage year]]</center> <center><br></center>  
 
 
 
 
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== '''Marriages 1936 to Present'''  ==
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== '''Marriages 1925 to Present'''  ==
  
 
Marriage licenses may be found in the county records where the marriage occurred.  
 
Marriage licenses may be found in the county records where the marriage occurred.  
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:*Copies may be ordered from the [http://www.North Dakota.gov/html county clerk].
 
:*Copies may be ordered from the [http://www.North Dakota.gov/html county clerk].
  
:*Copies may be ordered from the North Dakota Department of Public Health.
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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>  
 
Ask for the marriage license or the marriage register, not the marriage certificate. The license or register usually contains more information.<br> <br>  
<center>[[How to Find Michigan Marriage Records#Finding_North Dakota_Marriage_Records|Return to the Top: Choose another marriage year]]</center> <center><br></center>  
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<center>[[How to Find Michigan Marriage Records#Finding_North_Dakota_Marriage_Records|Return to the Top: Choose another marriage year]]</center> <center><br></center>  
 
== Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Wiki Articles  ==
  
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:*[[North Dakota Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|North Dakota Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues]]
  
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Finding North Dakota 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
  • North Dakota 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 1893

  • 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 1893 to 1899

Michigan Marriage Database - Includes Index and Digital Images
Try:
North Dakota, County Marriages, ---- - ----

Free; name index with images online at FamilySearch.

Does not include the following counties:


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 theFamily 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 1899 to 1925

North Dakota Marriage Database - Includes Index and Digital Images
Try 1st:
North Dakota Marriages, ---- - ----

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:
North Dakota, County Marriages, ---- - ----

Free; name index with images online at FamilySearch.


Does not include the following counties:


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 1925 to Present

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

STEP ONE: Find Marriage Information

  • Copies may be ordered from the North Dakota Department of Public Health.
To Order Marriage Certificates
From County where Marriage occurred From ND 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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