Marriage and Divorce Records
What Information Can Be Found in Marriage and Divorce Records?
Marriage and divorce information can be helpful in finding lost relatives, looking for proof of citizenship,
documenting your family tree or for conducting genealogy research for medical or other reasons.
Such official documentation can clear up the uncertainty of relationships or establish others.
Like birth and death records, these vital records were not routinely maintained in the United States until the early 1900's.
However, subsequent to this period, marriage and divorce records were maintained at the state level.
The type of information that you can find in marriage and divorce records includes:
- Addresses at time of marriage application
- Maiden name
- Birth dates, birth places & occupations
- Blood types
- Place of marriage
- Witness names
Divorce, Annulment and Separation Certificates
- Names of both parties
- Wife's maiden name
- Date and place of marriage
- Addresses at time of record
- Property settlements and child custody decisions
How to Conduct a Marriage or Divorce Records Search?
To conduct a search or obtain copies of marriage licenses or divorce, separation or annulment certificates, you should contact:
- The vital records office in the state where the marriage or marital separation occurred. The location of this office varies from state to state, but in many cases this office or these records are maintained through the state's department of health.
- The family court clerk's office in the county in which the couple lives or divorced.
National Marriage, Divorce, Annulment and Separation Records Resource Links
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Vital Records Resources - Marriage, divorce, annulment, and separation records are handled at the state level, but the CDC does offer a composite list of links to each state's vital records office.
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Clerk of the Coconino Superior Court 200 N. San Francisco St. Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
Contact: P: 928.679.7600
Obtain certified copies of California marriage and divorce records. Certified copies include either 'authorized' copies of 'informational' copies. A notarized sworn statement is required for all certified copies of marriage certificates. Marriage and divorce certificates may also be obtained through the County Recorder's Office where the event took place.
Department of Public Health Vital Records - MS 5103 P.O. Box 997410 1501 Capitol Avenue Sacramento, California 95899-7410
Download the form to request a certified copy of a divorce record through the Vital Records Office.
State Department of Health Office of Health Status Monitoring Issuance/Vital Statistics Section P.O. Box 3378 Honolulu, Hawaii 96801
The Idaho Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics maintains marriage and divorce records from May 1947 to present. Older records may be found in county records where the event occurred. Request a copy of a marriage or divorce certificate with proper identification and/or proof of relation. Certificates may be obtained through the mail or online through third party vendor VitalChek.
Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics 450 West State St. Boise, Idaho 83702
Contact: P: 208.334.5988 E: IVR@DHW.IDAHO.GOV
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment provides interested and qualified parties with access to certified copies of marriage records. The fee for a marriage record search is $15 and will be kept even if a record is not found. Marriage licenses are available from May 1, 1913. Learn how to order a marriage certificate and how to amend or correct a marriage certificate. Learn how to locate marriage records prior to 1913. Download marriage record applications and find information on county
Department of Health and Environment Office of Vital Records Curtis State Office Building 1000 SW Jackson Topeka, Kansas 66612
Contact: P: 785.296.1400
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