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General Information About Michigan Marriage Records and Laws
Michigan marriage records could help you to gather the information you need to solve important problems or just to help you to build your family's history. These records have been collected by the state for some time and before that, this information has been made available only at the county level.
When a person gets married in the state, a formal record is created generally in more than one place. This information is then available to those who require access to it in the long term. However, finding this data can be a struggle do to the fact that many records are not readily available or may never have been filed properly.
There are no federal requirements for this type of data to be maintained. It is up to the state itself to set its rules on maintaining such information. This includes other types of vital records as well, including birth certificates, death certificates and divorce records. However, today, every state does collect and store this information for the long term.

If you are just married, you will likely receive a copy of your marriage record in the mail or you may pick one up at your county facility within a few weeks of your marriage. For those looking for marriage records of others or those that are older, it is important to know a few important things.
The state began to make registration of births, deaths and marriages something that required full registration by the state by 1867. This information is available to you if you have information regarding the married couple's name or other information that could help in the search. It is a good idea to have as much information as possible going into these older searches. To find information for marriages happening in Michigan after 1867 the following address is the best source for such information:
Michigan Department of Public Health
Vital Records
3423 North Logan St
PO Box 30035
Lansing, Michigan 48914
Information at this location is often the most accurate. However, for those who want more information or older information prior to 1867, the best source for such information comes from local county offices.
Prior to that date, counties gathered and managed the only documentation of such information on the legal level. You can gather information for all marriages recorded formally at the county level. Additional sources of this information comes from town clerks, especially on data prior to 1800. In addition, you can locate some of the most accurate details regarding marriage records from churches and other religious facilities that conducted the marriages. These organizations often keep the most valuable information on hand.
For those that are looking for Michigan marriage records, keep in mind that the amount of information available is differ depending on what was reported, especially in older records. For example, most records contain information regarding the date of the marriage, the location and the name of the couple getting married. Some records also provide maiden names, parent names and religious officials as well.
Michigan Marriage Records
  • Ingham County

    Ingham County County Clerk
    P.O. Box 195
    Town Square
    Mason, MI 48854
  • Kalamazoo County

    Kalamazoo County County Clerk
    201 West Kalamazoo Avenue
    Suite 102
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007
  • Macomb County Clerk / Register of Deeds

    40 North Main
    1st Floor
    Mount Clemens, MI 48043
    p (586) 469-5205
  • Ottawa County

    Ottawa County County Clerk
    414 Washington Street
    Room 305
    Grand Haven, MI 49417
    p (616) 846-8310
  • Washtenaw County

    Washtenaw County Vital Records
    200 North Main Street
    Suite 100
    Ann Arbor, MI 48107
    p (734) 222-6720

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