Texas Marriage Records

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

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

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How to Obtain Texas Marriage Certificates

Texas began statewide vital records registration in 1903, though some fragmented recordings are available for earlier time periods. Master indexes are available for those recorded after 1903.

For births and deaths after 1903, and marriages after 1966, write:

Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics
1100 W. 49th Street
P.O. Box 12040
Austin, TX 78711-2040
Tel: 512-458-7111 512-458-4751

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

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