Indiana Marriage Records

Enter a first and/or last name to search Indiana marriage records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the Indiana marriage records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain Indiana marriage certificates is available below.

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Indiana marriage records

Marriage records contain information about the marriage of two people, including the date of marriage, place of marriage, sometimes the names of the mothers and fathers, and even the people who witnessed the marriage. Marriage certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residences, and perhaps even the maiden names of the mothers.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Indiana marriage records, Indiana marriage licenses, Indiana marriage indexes, Indiana marriage announcements, and other related Indiana genealogy records.

Marriage records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the marriage takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store marriage records into various online archives. This has brought access to online marriage records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

Newspapers frequently publish notices of marriages, and in addition to marriage certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.

On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing marriage records of Indiana. We also suggest searching for "Indiana marriage records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.

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How to Obtain Indiana Marriage Certificates

Birth and death records were began on a county basis for Indiana in 1882. State level registration began for births in October, 1907, and in January, 1900 for deaths. Marriage records have been mandatory on a county level since before 1800. For birth records before 1907, death records before 1900, and for marriage records, write to the county clerk of the county in question. For birth records after 1907 and death records after 1900, write:

Indiana State Department of Health
Vital Records Section
2 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

For prior records, contact the clerk of the county in question.

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