Kansas Marriage Records

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

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

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How to Obtain Kansas Marriage Certificates

Most records are housed at the state's Office of Vital Statistics. Birth certificates are on file beginning 1 July 1911, with a few delayed birth certificates dating back to the 1860's. Death certificates are on file beginning 1 July 1911. Marriage records are on file beginning 1 May 1913 and divorce records are on file beginning 1 July 1951. For records prior to those dates, contact the Clerk of the District Court in the county where the event occurred. The researcher should also consult the Historical Records Survey-Kansas, titled "Guide to Public Vital Records in Kansas," which lists the location of vital records not held by the Office of Vital Statistics. It is divided into type of record-birth, marriage, death, and divorce-and then by county. For records at the Office of Vital Statistics write to:

Vital Statistics
Kansas Department of Health and the Environment
900 SW Jackson, Room 151
Topeka, KS 66612-2221
Tel: 785-296-1400 Fax: 785-296-8075

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

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