Delaware Marriage Records

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

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

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How to Obtain Delaware Marriage Certificates

Though the Bureau of Vital Statistics was created in 1913, many records have been transferred to the State Archives in recent years. Records of the bureau after 1913 are restricted, and copies are only available to those with "a direct interest" or a need to establish personal or property rights. The city of Wilmington has had a registrar of vital statistics since 1881. For birth records after 1920 and death and marriage records from 1953, write:

Office of Vital Statistics
Division of Public Health
P.O. Box 637
Dover, DE 19903-0637

For prior records:

Delaware State Archives
Hall of Records
Bureau of Archives and Records Management
Duke of York St. & Legislative Ave.
Dover, DE 19901
Tel: 302-674-5680 302-739-5318 Fax: 302-739-6710

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