Completed: 1988 Marriage Certificates

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Completed: 1988 Marriage Certificates
PLEASE NOTE THAT CERTIFICATE NUMBERS ARE OFTEN VERY FAINT, BUT THEY ARE THERE. 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. The original 1988 bride's index has been completely lost and the groom's index is missing two-thirds of its entries. 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 1988 marriage certificates far easier to retrieve, allowing the Archives to quickly get much-needed records to our patrons.

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mdsa_s1864_3190

mdsa_s1864_3190

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mdsa_s1864_3196

mdsa_s1864_3196

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mdsa_s1864_3202

mdsa_s1864_3202

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mdsa_s1864_3205

mdsa_s1864_3205

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mdsa_s1864_3209

mdsa_s1864_3209

500 pages: 0% indexed, 99% transcribed, 1% needs review
mdsa_s1864_3214

mdsa_s1864_3214

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mdsa_s1864_3215

mdsa_s1864_3215

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mdsa_s1864_3220

mdsa_s1864_3220

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mdsa_s1864_3223

mdsa_s1864_3223

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mdsa_s1864_3238

mdsa_s1864_3238

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