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US Vital Records Begin Dates for Marriages by State

Here's a table with the US vital records begin dates for civil registrations for marriages by state. It can help you determine where to look.

Before that time, there may be other resources available for these vital records, but you have to contact each state to find out the details.

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State Marriage Records
Alabama 1936
Alaska 1913
Arizona 1909
Arkansas 1917
California 1905
Colorado 1907
Connecticut 1897
Delaware 1847
District of Columbia 1811
Florida 1927
Georgia 1952
Hawaii 1842
Idaho 1947
Illinois 1962
Indiana 1958
Iowa 1880
Kansas 1913
Kentucky 1958
Louisiana none
Maine 1892
Maryland 1950
Massachusetts 1841
Michigan 1867
Minnesota 1958
Mississippi 1926
Missouri 1881
Montana 1943
Nebraska 1909
Nevada 1968
New Hampshire 1901
New Jersey 1848
New Mexico 1920
New York 1880
North Carolina 1962
North Dakota 1925
Ohio 1949
Oklahoma 1908
Oregon 1906
Pennsylvania 1885
Rhode Island 1853
South Carolina 1950
South Dakota 1905
Tennessee 1908
Texas 1966
Utah 1887
Vermont 1955
Virginia 1912
Washington 1968
West Virginia 1964
Wisconsin 1907
Wyoming 1941

Be prepared to search beyond these dates if necessary. Just because you did not find your ancestor in this US vital records begin dates search, doesn't mean they are not out there.

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