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[[User:Mcbridelw/Sandbox 2|Finding United States Marriage Records]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] FAQs about U.S. Marriage Records  
 
[[User:Mcbridelw/Sandbox 2|Finding United States Marriage Records]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] FAQs about U.S. Marriage Records  
 
'''How do I find my ancestor’s marriage record?''' <br>
 
 
:#Check online indexes and digital images
 
:#Check repositories, such as archives and libraries (FHL)
 
:#Obtain certificate from the government agency ($$)
 
  
 
'''Why would I want to search for a marriage record?'''<br>  
 
'''Why would I want to search for a marriage record?'''<br>  
  
 
:*May give the exact date and place where the marriage took place.  
 
:*May give the exact date and place where the marriage took place.  
:*May indicate where the bride and/or groom were born.
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:*May indicate where the bride and/or groom were born.  
:*May give you ages of the bride and/or groom.
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:*May give you ages of the bride and/or groom.  
 
:*May give parents of the bride and/or groom.  
 
:*May give parents of the bride and/or groom.  
:*May indicate other relatives who were witnesses or bondsmen for the marriage.
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:*May indicate other relatives who were witnesses or bondsmen for the marriage.  
 
:*Help you extend a generation to the parents of the bride and/or groom.
 
:*Help you extend a generation to the parents of the bride and/or groom.
  
 
'''What information does a marriage record include?'''<br> Information gathered by state and county officials differs from each state. Generally the following was included:  
 
'''What information does a marriage record include?'''<br> Information gathered by state and county officials differs from each state. Generally the following was included:  
  
:*Names of the bride and groom
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:*Names of the bride and groom  
:*Date and place of the marriage
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:*Date and place of the marriage  
 
:*Who performed the marriage
 
:*Who performed the marriage
May include:
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:*Ages of the bride and groom
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May include:  
:*Birthplaces of the bride and groom
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:*Residences of the bride and groom
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:*Ages of the bride and groom  
:*Father’s name (bride and groom)
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:*Birthplaces of the bride and groom  
:*Mother’s name including maiden (bride and groom)
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:*Residences of the bride and groom  
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:*Father’s name (bride and groom)  
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:*Mother’s name including maiden (bride and groom)  
 
:*Previous marriages of either the bride or groom
 
:*Previous marriages of either the bride or groom
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'''What you need to know about marriage records in the U.S.:'''
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:*Each state has a different year when marriage began to be recorded depending on when their state law was passed.
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:*Information gathered by state and county officials differs from each state.
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:*Most states began recording marriages from the date counties were formed.
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:*New England states started recording marriages on the town level starting as early as the first residents of the town.
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'''How do I find my ancestor’s marriage record?''' <br>
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:#Check online indexes and digital images
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:#Check repositories, such as archives and libraries (FHL)
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:#Obtain certificate from the government agency ($$)
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=== <br> ''Step 1: Where Did the Marriage Occur?''  ===
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Choose one of the following:
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:*I know the state — [[User:Mcbridelw/Sandbox 4|'''Michigan''']]
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:*I don't know the state — Go to [[User:Mcbridelw/Sandbox Sandbox 5|'''Estimating Marriage Information''']]

Revision as of 18:33, 28 February 2013

FAQs about United States Birth Records

Finding United States Marriage Records go to FAQs about U.S. Marriage Records

Why would I want to search for a marriage record?

  • May give the exact date and place where the marriage took place.
  • May indicate where the bride and/or groom were born.
  • May give you ages of the bride and/or groom.
  • May give parents of the bride and/or groom.
  • May indicate other relatives who were witnesses or bondsmen for the marriage.
  • Help you extend a generation to the parents of the bride and/or groom.

What information does a marriage record include?
Information gathered by state and county officials differs from each state. Generally the following was included:

  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Date and place of the marriage
  • Who performed the marriage

May include:

  • Ages of the bride and groom
  • Birthplaces of the bride and groom
  • Residences of the bride and groom
  • Father’s name (bride and groom)
  • Mother’s name including maiden (bride and groom)
  • Previous marriages of either the bride or groom

What you need to know about marriage records in the U.S.:

  • Each state has a different year when marriage began to be recorded depending on when their state law was passed.
  • Information gathered by state and county officials differs from each state.
  • Most states began recording marriages from the date counties were formed.
  • New England states started recording marriages on the town level starting as early as the first residents of the town.


How do I find my ancestor’s marriage record?

  1. Check online indexes and digital images
  2. Check repositories, such as archives and libraries (FHL)
  3. Obtain certificate from the government agency ($$)


Step 1: Where Did the Marriage Occur?

Choose one of the following: