South Dakota Marriage Records Search

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


Aberdeen City Government Burial Records Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Aberdeen City Government burial records list by first and last name, block and lot. Search Records


Black Hills National Cemetery In Sturgis, Sd. Cemetery Records Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Black Hills National Cemetery memorials of service people, politicians, and notable public servants. Search Records

City of Deadwood Cemetery Records Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy, Gis Maps, Land Records Search City of Deadwood cemetery maps by name and date of death. Search Records

Douglas County Burial Records Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Douglas County burial records by name, range, lot, and grave number. Search Records

Meade County Government County Records Property Records, Land Records, Tax Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records Search Meade County Government recorded documents database by date, number, book/page, instrument type and group, name, city and subdivision. Search Records

Moody County Museum Website Employee Directory, Genealogy, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Gis Maps, Land Records View Moody County Museum hours and general information including contact information. Search Records

Pennington County Genealogy Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Pennington County genealogy information including county history, military records, birth records, marriage records, and obituaries. Search Records

Perkins County Genealogy Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Perkins County genealogy page, including addresses, bibliography, churches, and deeds. Search Records

Pierre/Fort Pierre Genealogical Society Website Employee Directory, Marriage Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records View Pierre/Fort Pierre Genealogical Society general information page, including contact information and links to past newsletters. Search Records

Potter County Genealogy Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Potter County South Dakota genealogy database, including cemetery listings, history, people and obituaries. Search Records

Roberts County Genealogy Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Roberts County historical and genealogical information, including homestead records, newspapers and birth records. Search Records

Shannon County Website Employee Directory, Gis Maps, Land Records, Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Shannon County general information page, including contact information, maps, genealogy, and special projects. Search Records

Spink County Burial Records Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Spink County Greenlawn Cemetery burial data, including first and last names, grave location and year of internment. Search Records

Spink County Genealogy Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Spink County genealogy resources, including history books, orphaned pictures, census, courthouses, family, newspapers, cemeteries, grave search and society. Search Records

Sully County Register of Deeds' Office Website Employee Directory, Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records View Sully County Register of Deeds' Office information on recording real estate document and obtaining certified copies of records. Search Records

Turner County Genealogy Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy, Gis Maps, Land Records View Turner County genealogy information, including historical maps, cemetery records and county history. Search Records

Walworth County Genealogy Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy, Gis Maps, Land Records View Walworth County genealogy information, including county maps, cemetery records and queries. Search Records

Walworth County Register of Deeds Website Employee Directory, Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records View Walworth County Register of Deeds home page, including name, hours, phone number, and address. Search Records

Yankton County Genealogy Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy, Gis Maps, Land Records View Yankton County genealogy page, including the GenWeb project, county maps and databases. Search Records

Yankton County Register of Deeds Website Employee Directory, Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records View Yankton County Register of Deeds home page, including name, hours, phone number, and address. 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.