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General Information About Delaware Marriage Records and Laws
Delaware marriage records may or may not be available. Individuals who are married in the state were not required during the early years of this state's history to document marriages. As such, many records are hard to find. However, for those who need to get Delaware marriage records, the information contained on them can be very important for genealogy searches and for other needs. You can use this information to help you to create a timeline or use the information you gather to help you with establishing the location of an individual.
To gather accurate Delaware marriage records, you will need to know some basic information, such as when the marriage occurred and the names of those involved. Performing a search for this information can lead to detailed information in some cases, but in others, it will only provide very basic information or even just verification that the marriage occurred. That is because the state of Delaware did not require marriage documentation until the 1900's in a formal, state capacity.
In 1913, the Delaware Bureau of Vital Statistics was created. Documents prior to this time were recorded through the local town or the county clerk's office. This information has mostly been transferred to the State Archived information. However, gathering this data can still be difficult. In Delaware, information related to marriage records is not considered available as public records, in many cases. All records from the Bureau of Vital Statistics created after 1913 are restricted. The only access to those records may be given to those who have a direct interest in the information, such as a family member. Records may also be released in instances where personal property or property rights are in question.
For those who are searching for documentation for marriages after 1913, the only access comes from local county clerk's offices. For those who need records from times prior to this, you can obtain them from the following address:
Delaware State Archives Hall of Records
Bureau of Archives and Records Management
Duke of York ST and Legislative Ave
Dover, Delaware 19901
You can also gather this information by contacting he agency over the phone at 302-674-5680. Individuals with proof of a reason for gathering this information may also fax such proof to the agency at 302-739-6710. There is a fee for record searches of $25.
If you need documents related to a marriage, a records search may be possible. Take the time to gather this information by knowing as much information as possible for the record search, including the names of those involved as well as information related to were the marriage occurred.
Delaware marriage records provide information related to when the marriage occurred, the official presiding over it and the names of those involved. Addresses related to the couple may also be available. Parent's names and other documentation may also be available in some cases. However, some older records may not be available since the state did not require the collection of marriage records until the 1900's. Still, this information may be available in archive searches.
Delaware Marriage Records
  • Kent County

    Kent County Marriage License Bureau
    414 Federal Street
    Dover, DE 19901
    p (302) 744-2347
  • Sussex County Clerk of Peace

    Sussex County Clerk of Peace Courthouse, Room 213

    Georgetown, DE 19947

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