Ohio Marriage Records

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

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Ohio 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 Ohio marriage records, Ohio marriage licenses, Ohio marriage indexes, Ohio marriage announcements, and other related Ohio 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 Ohio. We also suggest searching for "Ohio marriage records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.

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How to Obtain Ohio Marriage Certificates

Ohio statewide vital records registration began in 1908. Two previous attempts to enact such legislation were largely unsuccessful, though fragments exist. Check the local county Probate Clerk for these earlier records.

For more information on birth records - Dec. 29, 1908 to the present write:

Ohio Department of Health
Division of Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 15098
Columbus, OH 43215-0098
Tel: 614-466-2531

For prior records, write to the clerk of the county in question.

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