Maryland Marriage Records Search

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


Charles County Department of Health Vital Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Charles County Department of Health vital records information, including birth and death certificates, fees, required identification and ordering. Search Records


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Dorchester County Health Department Vital Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Dorchester County Health Department office hours and requirements for obtaining death and birth records certificates. Search Records

Frederick County Health Department Vital Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Frederick County Health Department birth and death certificates, including request guidelines, applicable fees, payment options, and application forms. Search Records

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Garrett County Health Department's Administration Division Vital Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Garrett County Health Department's Administration Division vital records, including death certificates, birth certificates, and home birth registration information. Search Records

Howard County Vital Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Howard County birth and death certificate Services information including requirements and payment for obtaining a copy. Search Records

Kent County Health Department Vital Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Kent County Health Department birth and death certificates, including procedure for obtaining copies, certificate fees, and online forms. Search Records

Maryland Department of Health Vital Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Maryland Department of Health vital records information, including certificate and corrections requests, data and overdose reports and contact. Search Records

Montgomery County Department of Heath and Human Services Vital Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Montgomery County Department of Heath and Human Services vital records information, including birth and death certificates and fees. Search Records

Prince George's County Website Employee Directory, Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records View Prince George's County webpage for links to county resources and departments. Search Records

Queen Anne's County Website Employee Directory, Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records View Queen Anne's County general information page, including contact information and links to county health resources and departments. Search Records

St. Mary's County Health Department Division of Vital Records Birth Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View St. Mary's County Health Department Division of Vital Records birth certificates, request in-person or by mail and fees. Search Records

Talbot County Health Department Vital Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Talbot County Health Department birth and death certificates information, including fees. Search Records

Washington County Clerk of Circuit Court Website Employee Directory, Court Records, Marriage Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records View Washington County Clerk of Circuit Court home page, including hours, phone number, and address. Search Records

Washington County Health Department Vital Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Washington County Health Department Vital Records, including Birth and death certificates. Search Records

Wicomico County Circuit Court Clerk Website Employee Directory, Court Records, Marriage Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records View Wicomico County Circuit Court Clerk home page, including hours, phone number, and address. Search Records

Wicomico County Health Department Vital Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Wicomico County Health Department birth and death certificates information including contact information and list of instructions. Search Records

Worcester County Clerk of The Circuit Court Website Employee Directory, Court Records, Marriage Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records View Worcester County Clerk of the Circuit Court home page, including hours, phone number, and address. Search Records

Worcester County Health Department Vital Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Worcester County Health Department birth and death certificate information, including application requirements and fees. 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.