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What Info Can You Find in Marriage Records?

Curious about the relationship status of a relative or other loved one? With a search of marriage records, you can find out if someone is married now or has ever been married in the past. Marriage records can give you information about:

  • The date when a marriage took place
  • The groom’s name
  • The bride’s maiden name
  • The bride’s and groom’s ages at the time of the ceremony
  • The county in which a marriage took place
  • The state in which a marriage took place

How to Search for Marriage Records

To make your marriage records search as quick and complete as possible, you will want to provide as much info as you can about one of the people involved in the search fields above. Include the first and last name of the bride or groom, as well as a state and/or city.

Example Searches:

  • John Smith
  • John Smith CA

Performing a Marriage Records Search

Marriage records databases are compiled from state and local government agencies. The availability of such records varies by state and, these days, tends to be fairly limited. The states and date ranges of available marriage records include:

  • California (1960-1985)
  • Colorado (1975-2004)
  • Connecticut (1966-2002)
  • Florida (1970-1999)
  • Iowa (1835-1926)
  • Illinois (1793-1920)
  • Kentucky (1973-1999)
  • Maine (1892-1996)
  • Minnesota (1975-2003)
  • Nevada (1968-2000)
  • Ohio (1970-2004)
  • Texas (1968-1998)
  • Utah (1800-1999)
  • West Virginia (1931-1970)

Reasons to Lookup Marriage Records

There are lots of reasons why you may want to search for marriage records, including:

  • Finding out if someone is currently married
  • Investigating whether a significant other was previously married
  • Completing research during a comprehensive background check
  • Checking up on an old boyfriend or girlfriend
  • Helping to pinpoint ancestry information
  • Lookup someone’s maiden name

No matter your reason for wanting to lookup marriage records, you can perform your search quickly and simply at USA People Search.

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