Pennsylvania Marriage Records

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

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

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How to Obtain Pennsylvania Marriage Certificates

Pennsylvania began statewide registration of vital records in January 1906. The repositories for these records, however, are not centralized in one location.

For All Areas Except Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Erie and Scranton, for birth and death records from January 1906, write:

State Department of Health
Division of Vital Statistics
101 S. Mercer Street
P.O. Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16103
Tel: 724-656-3100

For prior records, write to the clerk of the county in question.

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