Florida State Marriage Records Index, 1970 - 2001
The Florida State Marriage Registers Index is a massive collection of nearly five million records that span the time period between 1970 and 2001. The archive includes a record of individuals who were married in the state during that time. All of the records in the collection are currently held at the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics. You can get more information about the Florida State Death Registers Index by contacting their office at the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics. website.
Information Available In This Collection
There is plenty of information available through the records found at the Florida State Marriage Registers Index, including the first, middle and last name of both spouses. The full date of the marriage, as well as the location of the marriage ceremony, is also listed. The location may be the county where the marriage took place, when that information is available. When it is not provided, the state of Florida will be the only location listed. All of the documents in this extensive collection can be ordered through this website or by contacting the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics.
About the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics
The records of the Florida State Death Registers are held by the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics. Requests for certified copies of any of the documents in this record can be made by contacting the office at:
Florida Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics
PO Box 210
Jacksonville, FL 32231
Each marriage licenses in the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics collection feature all of the basic information listed above on individuals who married in the state between 1970 and 2001. To make retrieval of documents as quick and accurate as possible, records are all catalogued by a unique certificate number and the volume where the original document is located. To speed up requests for document copies, it is best to provide this information with your inquiry.
The state of Florida issued a law in 1927 that centralized all birth, marriage and death records for the state. Before this time, each city and county were responsible for their own record-keeping, so individuals who need documents that date earlier will need to contact the individual county where the marriage took place. The state also began incorporating the application to marry into the marriage records by 1972. This is the format included with most of the documents in this particular archive, since the requirement went into effect in the early years of this collection. All of the records in the archive are catalogued alphabetically, according to the husband's last name.
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