West Virginia Marriage Records Search

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


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


Calhoun County Public Library Genealogy Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Calhoun County Public Library genealogy page, including available census collections, marriage records, equipment and resource details. Search Records

Lewis County Records Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Land Records, Property Records Search Lewis County public records database by individual, firm, instrument, book and page, description and date range. Search Records

Monongalia County Clerk Vital Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Monongalia County Clerk vital records information, including birth, marriage, death, adoption, forms, address, telephone, fax and email. Search Records

Monroe County Clerk's Office Marriage Applications Marriage Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Employee Directory View Monroe County Clerk's office marriage licenses information, including fees and what is needed to apply for license. Search Records

Monroe County Clerk's Office Vital Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Monroe County Clerk's office vital records information, including contact information and applications. Search Records

Ohio County Government County Records Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Land Records, Property Records Search Ohio County Government recorded documents database by individual and firm name, book/page, instrument, description and date range. Search Records

Putnam County Clerk Marriage Applications Marriage Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Employee Directory View Putnam County Clerk marriage license information, including application requirements and fees. Search Records

Tucker County Clerk's Office Marriage Applications Marriage Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy, Employee Directory View Tucker County Clerk's Office marriage license information including rules and eligibility. Search Records

Tucker County Commission Birth Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Tucker County Commission birth certificate information, including authorized requests and required identification. Search Records

Tucker County Commission Death Records Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Tucker County Commission death information, including how to obtain certificates. Search Records

Walnut Grove Cemetery Records Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Walnut Grove Cemetery Registry of Graves by name, birth date and death date. Search Records

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

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

West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources Birth Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Employee Directory View West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources birth certificate information, including how to order certificates and fees. Search Records

West Virginia State Police Cold Cases Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Police Records View West Virginia State Police cold case files, including photographs and case details. Search Records

Wetzel County Clerk Website Employee Directory, Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records View Wetzel County Clerk website for general information including contact information, and links to other services. Search Records

Wirt County Clerk County Records Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Land Records, Property Records Search Wirt County Clerk recorded documents database by date, name, book/page, instrument and document type. Search Records

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

Wood County Clerk's Office Marriage Applications Marriage Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy, Employee Directory View Wood County Clerk's Office marriage licenses information including fees and required documents. 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.