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Finding United States Marriage Records
About United States Marriage Records
- Most marriages are recorded on the county level. Most counties began recording marriages when the county was formed.
- Marriages recorded by state-level agencies vary widely by date and availability.
How to Find A Marriage Record
When searching for a marriage record ask yourself the following questions:
How to Start: Where Did the Marriage Occur?
To find a marriage record, choose the state where the marriage occurred:
- What if you don't know the state? — Go to Estimating Marriage Information