Massachusetts Marriage Records Search

Perform a free Massachusetts public marriage records search, including marriage licenses, certificates, registries, and indexes.


Amherst Town Government Burial Records Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy, Gis Maps, Land Records View Amherst Town Government burial records database by name, map, cemetery, grave, lifespan, age and deed. Search Records


Brookdale Cemetery Burial Records Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy, Gis Maps, Land Records Search Brookdale Cemetery burial records GIS map database by first and last name and lot number. Search Records

City of Boston Inspectional Services Department Archives Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy, Property Records, Land Records View City of Boston Inspectional Services Department historical permit records and information on how to locate data. Search Records

City of Worcester Death Records Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy Search City of Worcester's death certificate information by last name, first name for deaths since 1978. Search Records

Easton Cemetery Commission Burial Records Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Easton Cemetery Commission burial records, including names, DOB, and DOD. Search Records

Hamilton Vital Records Burial Records Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy Search Hamilton Vital Records Department's burial records by lot owner name, deceased name, and grave or lot number. Search Records

Hampden County Government County Records Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Land Records, Property Records Search Hampden County Government public records database by name, date, address, book, page, year and instrument. Search Records

Hampshire County Registry of Deeds County Records Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Land Records, Property Records Search Hampshire County Registry of Deeds public records database by grantor and grantee name, document type, town and date. Search Records

Nantucket County Register of Deeds County Records Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Land Records, Property Records Search Nantucket County Register of Deeds recorded documents database by grantor and grantee first, last and business name. Search Records

Norfolk County Registry of Deeds County Records Property Records, Land Records, Tax Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records Search Norfolk County Registry of Deeds recorded documents database by name, address and registry and land court records. Search Records

Plymouth County Registry of Deeds County Records Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Land Records, Property Records Search Plymouth County Registry of Deeds recorded land names by business, name, grantor and grantee. Search Records

St. Mary Cemetery Genealogy Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View St. Mary Cemetery genealogy burial listing including first and last name, date interred, funeral director and age. Search Records

St. Patrick Cemetery Genealogy Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View St. Patrick Cemetery genealogy burial listings by clicking on the letter of the deceased last name. Search Records

Town of Oxford City Records Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Property Records, Land Records, Tax Records View Town of Oxford online services page, including online payments, information search and vital records. Search Records

Ventress Memorial Library Database Genealogy, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Employee Directory View Ventress Memorial Library databases for a list of resources available to the library patron. Search Records

Village Cemetery Burial Records Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy, Gis Maps, Land Records Search Village Cemetery burial records GIS map database by first and last name. Search Records

Watertown Historical Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy, Gis Maps, Land Records View Watertown historic district map general information, district map and index showing the survey form numbers. Search Records

Watertown Public Library Database Genealogy, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records View Watertown Public Library database list, including access instructions, descriptions and funding information. Search Records

Westport Free Public Library Website Employee Directory, Genealogy, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records View Westport Free Public Library webpage including upcoming events, library newsletter, and children's programs. Search Records

Worcester City Government Birth Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Worcester City Government birth certificate information, including certified copies, fees, order instructions, address, telephone, fax and email. Search Records

About Marriage Records Search

What are Marriage Records?

Marriage Records are official documents that contain information about marriages. These include marriage licenses, certificates, registries, and indexes. Marriage Records can show whether a marriage is legally valid, which may be required to obtain benefits related to marriage.

A marriage license is a document issued by a state authority that permits a couple to get married. Couples must apply for a marriage license, and the document includes personal information about the individuals, such as names, dates of birth, and in some cases, disclosure of prior marriages. After getting married, couples must submit the marriage license form to the appropriate state authority in order to receive a marriage certificate, which is legal proof of the marriage.

Marriage registries are databases of all marriages that have taken place in a jurisdiction. Similarly, a marriage index includes records of marriage licenses and certificates issued by a particular office. In some states, these records may only become public after a waiting period. These databases are valuable resources for historians and social scientists to understand marriage patterns over time.

Marriage Records can prove that a marriage is valid. A certified marriage certificate is legal proof of the marriage, and it can be used to certify that a marriage is officially recognized by the state. Valid Marriage Records are required to apply for insurance on a spouse's plan, receive spousal benefits, establish paternity, or apply for a name change.

Genealogical research also relies on Marriage Records to trace ancestry and understand the relationship between different branches of a family tree. Many government offices have Marriage Records that date back to the 1800s or earlier, providing a wealth of information to understand a family's history. These records can establish when a couple married, the woman's maiden name, and where a couple filed for marriage. In some cases, the Marriage Records may also list the names of the couple's parents.