Question: Are Marital Records Public?

How do I find marriage records online for free?

WebsitesFamilySearch is a free website with indexes and some images to many Family History Library vital records collections.GenWed is a free genealogical research database for marriage records and a directory to other marriage records online for the United States.More items….

Are UK marriage records public?

English and Welsh birth, marriage and death certificates are considered public records, so anyone can order a copy of them. If you are enquiring about a more recent birth or death certificate (recorded within the last 50 years), the GRO will require more detailed information from you than for older certificates.

Do states share Marriage Records?

In the United States, legal authority for registering vital records—births, deaths, marriages and divorces—resides individually with the states. Each state has its own procedures for registering marriages and divorces.

How do you find wedding records?

The state office for vital records (or its equivalent in the state where the marriage took place) provides access to the marriage records and issues official and certified copies of marriage documents to persons authorized by law to obtain them.