Montana Marriage Records

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

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

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How to Obtain Montana Marriage Certificates

Montana began recording births and deaths at the state level in 1907. It was not until about 1915 that mandatory registration of births became more complete. By 1922, compliance was about 90 percent. All pre-1907 birth and death records are filed with the county clerk, as are all original marriage certificates. The Department of Public Health has only indexes to marriages (and only for those after 1945). For birth and death records after 1907, write:

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS)
111 North Sanders
P.O. Box 4210
Helena, MT 59604-4210

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

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