Wisconsin Marriage Records

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

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

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How to Obtain Wisconsin Marriage Certificates

In 1852, Wisconsin directed the counties to record births, a mandate generally ignored. In 1878 a similar law received more attention and adherence. However, it was 1907 before the State Bureau of Vital Statistics was established.

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

Wisconsin State Department of Health, Vital Records Services
One West Wilson Street
P.O. Box 309
Madison, WI 53701-0309

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

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