Enter a first and/or last name to search Idaho marriage records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the Idaho marriage records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain Idaho marriage certificates is available below.
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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 Idaho marriage records, Idaho marriage licenses, Idaho marriage indexes, Idaho marriage announcements, and other related Idaho 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 Idaho. We also suggest searching for "Idaho marriage records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.
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How to Obtain Idaho Marriage Certificates
The registration of births and deaths on the county level in Idaho was not required until 1907. Prior to that time, the only birth and death records were kept by churches, midwives, mortuaries, and physicians. The law governing the registration of births and deaths was changed in 1911, at which time the county recorder was relieved of this responsibility. After 1911 all births and deaths were registered directly with the state. Early marriages were fragmentary at best. Ricks College in Rexburg has an index to all pre-1900 marriages recorded in Idaho. For births and deaths from 1911 and marriage records from 1947, write:
State of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
For prior records, contact the clerk of the county in question.
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