Missouri Marriage Records

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

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

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How to Obtain Missouri Marriage Certificates

Vital records were kept on a statewide basis beginning in August, 1909. The city of St. Louis, however, began recording deaths in 1850 and births in 1870. It is estimated that about 60% compliance was met in these earlier recordings for that city. Marriage records are recorded with the county Recorder of Deeds. For birth and death records after August, 1909, write:

Missouri Department of Health
Bureau of Vital Records
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570

For marriage records, and for birth and death records before August, 1909, write to the recorder of deeds of the county in question.

For earlier births and deaths in St. Louis, write:

St. Louis Vital Records
P.O. Box 14702
St. Louis, MO 63178

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