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Summary of Marriage Records in the United States by State

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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[edit | edit source]

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
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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[edit | edit source]

Alaska[edit | edit source]

Arizona[edit | edit source]

Arkansas[edit | edit source]

California[edit | edit source]

Colorado[edit | edit source]

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index (FamilySeach Historical Records)

Connecticut[edit | edit source]

Delaware[edit | edit source]

District of Columbia or Washington DC[edit | edit source]

Florida[edit | edit source]

Georgia[edit | edit source]

Hawaii[edit | edit source]

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

Idaho[edit | edit source]

Illinois[edit | edit source]

Indiana[edit | edit source]

Iowa[edit | edit source]

Kansas[edit | edit source]

Kentucky[edit | edit source]

Louisiana[edit | edit source]

Maine[edit | edit source]

Maryland[edit | edit source]

Massachusetts[edit | edit source]

Michigan[edit | edit source]

Minnesota[edit | edit source]

Mississippi[edit | edit source]

Missouri[edit | edit source]

Montana[edit | edit source]

Nebraska[edit | edit source]

Nevada[edit | edit source]

New Hampshire[edit | edit source]

New Jersey[edit | edit source]

New Mexico[edit | edit source]

New York[edit | edit source]

North Carolina[edit | edit source]

North Dakota[edit | edit source]

Ohio[edit | edit source]

Oklahoma[edit | edit source]

Oregon[edit | edit source]

Pennsylvania[edit | edit source]

Rhode Island[edit | edit source]

South Carolina[edit | edit source]

South Dakota[edit | edit source]

Tennessee[edit | edit source]

Texas[edit | edit source]

Utah[edit | edit source]

Vermont[edit | edit source]

Virginia[edit | edit source]

Washington[edit | edit source]

West Virginia[edit | edit source]

Wisconsin[edit | edit source]

Wyoming[edit | edit source]