Rhode Island Marriage Records Search

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


Charlestown Office of The Town Clerk Genealogy Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Charlestown Office of the Town Clerk genealogy information, including birth, death and marriage records, and record requests guidelines. Search Records


Cranston City Clerk Website Employee Directory, Marriage Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records View Cranston City Clerk's general information page, including marriage licensing and marriage requirements. Search Records

Newport County Clerk's Office Marriage Records Marriage Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Newport County Clerk's Office marriage licenses general information, requirements, schedule and fees. Search Records

North Kingstown Town Clerk Marriage Applications Marriage Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View North Kingstown Town Clerk marriage license information, including application requirements and fees. Search Records

Portsmouth City Government Archives Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy, Property Records, Land Records, Tax Records, Gis Maps View Portsmouth City Government document archive list, including plat map, annual report, audited financial statement and capital improvement plan. Search Records

Portsmouth Town Clerk's Office Marriage Records Marriage Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Portsmouth Town Clerk's Office marriage licenses, including policies and marriage equality law, licensing process, fees, and authorized officiants. Search Records

Rhode Island Division of Vital Records Marriage Applications Marriage Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Employee Directory View Rhode Island Division of Vital Records general marriage requirements, including residents and non-residents application and fees. Search Records

Rhode Island's Most Wanted Fugitives Database Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Criminal Records, Police Records, Warrant Search View Rhode Island's most wanted fugitive database including names, photos, last known addresses, and charges. Search Records

South Kingstown Town Clerk City Records Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Land Records, Property Records Search South Kingstown Town Clerk registry records database by name, date, document type and book/page. Search Records

St. Ann Cemetery Burial Records Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy Search St. Ann Cemetery burial records by name, date interred, and more. Search Records

State of Rhode Island Department of Health Marriage Applications Marriage Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Employee Directory View State of Rhode Island Department of Health marriage license information, including how to apply, required documents and fees. Search Records

State of Rhode Island Department of Health Website Employee Directory, Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records View Rhode Island Health Department's instructions for obtaining copies of vital records. Search Records

Town of Burrillville Clerk's Office Marriage Records Marriage Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Town of Burrillville Clerk's Office marriage and civil union licenses, including application of residents and non-residents. Search Records

Town of Smithfield Veterans Records Genealogy, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records View Town of Smithfield veterans' memorial, including location, contact information, veterans and war memorials link. Search Records

West Greenwich Town Clerk's Office Vital Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View West Greenwich Town Clerk's Office vital records request information on how to obtain a marriage license. Search Records

West Warwick Police Department Wanted Persons Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Police Records, Warrant Search, Criminal Records View photos and details of persons wanted by West Warwick Police. Search Records

West Warwick Town Clerk's Office Marriage Records Marriage Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View West Warwick Town Clerk's Office marriage licenses information including fees and required documents. Search Records

West Warwick Town Clerk's Office Vital Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View West Warwick Town Clerk's Office vital records request information, including fees and other requirements. Search Records

Westerly Town Clerk's Office Marriage Applications Marriage Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Westerly Town Clerk's Office requirements for marriage licenses including fees, validity, and waiting period. Search Records

Westerly Town Clerk's Office Vital Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Westerly Town Clerk's Office vital records requirements for obtaining certified copies of birth, death, marriage certificates. 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.