Maryland State Archives: Marriage Certificates

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Marriage certificates are among the most requested records here at the Maryland State Archives. These records are needed to apply for a driver’s license, passport, Social Security and health benefits, a mortgage, and for other important life events. Women especially need these documents to prove name changes over the course of a life that might include divorce, death of a spouse, or remarriage. Marriage certificates are also very valuable to genealogical research.

Maryland certificates are organized first by year and month, then by one of 24 counties or jurisdictions, and then by certificate number. Indexes are vital in the retrieval of marriage certificates, yet some record years were transferred to the Archives without any indexing whatsoever. No index exists for Maryland marriages which took place in 1978, and the search for a particular certificate may take some time as the person requesting it may not recall the year, month, or country in which the marriage took place, and almost never knows the certificate number.

This project will make these 1978 marriage certificates far easier to retrieve, allowing the Archives to quickly get much-needed records to our patrons.
mdsa_s1864_2371

mdsa_s1864_2371

500 pages: 0% indexed, 100% transcribed
mdsa_s1864_2390

mdsa_s1864_2390

500 pages: 0% indexed, 100% transcribed
mdsa_s1864_2391

mdsa_s1864_2391

500 pages: 0% indexed, 100% transcribed
mdsa_s1864_2392

mdsa_s1864_2392

500 pages: 0% indexed, 100% transcribed
mdsa_s1864_2393

mdsa_s1864_2393

500 pages: 0% indexed, 100% transcribed
mdsa_s1864_2394

mdsa_s1864_2394

496 pages: 0% indexed, 91% transcribed, 9% needs review
mdsa_s1864_2395

mdsa_s1864_2395

490 pages: 0% indexed, 99% transcribed, 1% needs review
mdsa_s1864_2396

mdsa_s1864_2396

496 pages: 0% indexed, 100% transcribed
mdsa_s1864_2397

mdsa_s1864_2397

500 pages: 0% indexed, 99% transcribed, 1% needs review
mdsa_s1864_2398

mdsa_s1864_2398

499 pages: 0% indexed, 2% transcribed
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