New York Marriage Records

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

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

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How to Obtain New York Marriage Certificates

For New York State (Except New York City, Albany, Buffalo, or Yonkers)

For birth, marriage, and death records from 1881 to present, write:

New York State Department of Health
Vital Records Section
Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237-0023

For New York City birth records from 1910 and death records from 1949, write:

Division of Vital Records
New York City Department of Health

For New York City birth records from 1910 and death records from 1949, write:

Division of Vital Records
New York City Department of Health
Office of Vital Records
125 Worth Street, Box 4, Room 133
New York, NY 10013
Tel: 212-788-4520

For Albany, Buffalo, and Yonkers, and all records not mentioned above, write to the clerk of the city in question.

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