Michigan Marriage Records

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

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

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How to Obtain Michigan Marriage Certificates

Birth, death and marriage records have been registered on a state level since 1867. Marriages prior to that time may be found at the county level. For birth and death records after January 1867, and for marriages after April 1867, write:

Michigan Department of Public Health
Vital Records Section
3423 North Logan Street
P.O. Box 30035
Lansing, MI 48914

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

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