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Records which lets you utilize a network of multiple data
sources to help you find Marriage
Records in Virginia. Your search results may include information about the
Bride and the
and Ages) and
Marriage Details (Marriage
Date, County and State of
Filing and Filing Number).
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Basic Information You Need When Searching for
You need information when searching for
marriage records. However, if you don't know all the information, an
online search for vital records can help.
When searching for marriage records, you need to have some key
information, especially if you are going to be using the offices that
house county vital records. Some of this you may know, but if you are
looking for an old record, you may not know the information. What are the
key pieces of information you need when searching for marriage records?
The person's name. This should be obvious, but
unfortunately, many people who are dishonest use aliases. Another
reason why the name would be different on a marriage certificate is if
the woman had been married before. She may have been going by her
married name or a maiden name you do not know.
The age of the bride and groom. There are many people
with similar names across the United States (for example, John Smith
and Jane Jones are often common names). If you know their approximate
age at the time the wedding took place, you can narrow down your
search for the marriage records in county vital records.
The date of the marriage. If a person has been
married multiple times, you may need to nail down the actual date of
the record you need. If not you may spend a lot of time searching
through marriage records.
The one piece of information you need that presents the
biggest challenge is the location of the marriage. Marriage records are
filed in the county where the marriage took place. If you have no clue as
to where the marriage occurred, you could spend hours guessing which
state, which county and which courthouse the record would be located. You
could ask friends or relatives for guidance but if you want to be discreet
about your search that is not a good idea.
Searching an online public records database is a discreet way to find
marriage records from all over the country. While it helps if you have at
least the state to list in the search engine, you can conduct a general
search. This search will produce county vital records that may lead you to
the information you need. All you need to do is key in what you know into
the database from your computer to receive options that match the
information. A public records database will contain information from all
50 states. You don't have to travel or call courthouses looking for
marriage records. You can do these searches from your office or home and
no one will know.
The Archives Division, The Library of Virginia, 800 East
Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219-1905 has copies of surviving
Virginia birth and death records for the period 1853 to 1896 and marriage
records prior to 1936. These records are public information and are
available on microfilm for use by the public. The Library of Virginia does
not have copies of birth and death records from the Office of Vital
Records for public use after 1896.
For most areas of the State, records are available for the years 1853
to 1896. Any "Marriage Bonds" prior to 1853 that are still in existence
would also be in the Virginia State Library and Archives, as would war
records prior to and including the Civil War, deeds, wills and other court
records. Events that occurred in the portion of Virginia that is now West
Virginia are recorded in the Archives of the Division of Culture and
History, Capitol Complex, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, West
Virginia 25305-0300. With the exception of the years 1896 to 1912, the
Office of Vital Records has records of births, deaths, and marriages since
1853. Vital Records has divorce records on file from 1918 to the present.
There are no records prior to 1853 and there was no law for the
registration of births and deaths between 1896 and June 14, 1912.
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