Maryland Marriage Records

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

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

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How to Obtain Maryland Marriage Certificates

Vital records for Maryland are found at two different repositories. Statewide births, 1898-1950, including those for Baltimore, 1875-1941; statewide death records, 1898-1982 (indexes 1898-1968), with Baltimore deaths for 1875-1982 (indexes 1875-1971); and county civil marriage records from 1914-1950 (indexes 1914-1930) are located at the Maryland Hall of Records (State Archives):

Maryland State Archives
Hall of Records Building
350 Rowe Blvd.
Annapolis, MD 21401
Tel: 800-235-4045 (MD toll free) or 410-974-3914 Fax: 410-974-3895

Maryland births from April 1898, with City of Baltimore births from January 1875; Maryland deaths occurring less than twenty years ago; and Maryland marriages from June 1951 are also available from the Division of Vital Records. Earlier marriages, usually from the 1770s to 1919, are either with the clerk of the circuit court where the license was issued or at the Maryland State Archives. Some records are at both locations.

State of Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Division of Vital Records
Metro Executive Building
4201 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215-0020
Tel: 410-225-5988 800-832-3277

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