Home to 3,388,978 marriage records, the Ohio Marriage Records Index includes 1970 and also spans from 1972 to 2007. These marriage records were retrieved from the Ohio Department of Health. Those wishing to learn more about the Ohio Marriage Records Index can visit the Ohio Department of Health website.
The vital data available through the Ohio Marriage Records Index includes: the individual's first, middle and last name; the gender of the individual; the birth date of the individual; the age at the time of marriage of the individual; and the residence of the individual at the time of marriage.
These records also detail the following data: the first, middle and last name of the spouse; the birth date of the spouse; the gender of the spouse; the age at the time of marriage of the spouse; and the residence of the spouse at the time of marriage.
Other useful information that is included in the Ohio Marriage Records Index includes: the marriage date; the marriage location; the marriage certificate number; and the volume number.
The marriage records of the Ohio Marriage Records Index are managed by the Ohio Department of Health. If you would like your own original copies of the marriage records in this collection, contact the Ohio Department of Health at:
Ohio Department of Health
246 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
The Office of Vital Statistics of the Ohio Department of Health does not issue marriage licenses, as they are issued by the probate court in the county where the marriage took place. However, the Ohio Department of Health does maintain an index of marriage records that occurred from 1950 to the present. The searches for marriages through this service are limited to abstracts, which are often helpful for individuals interested in locating actual marriage licenses.
Individuals interested in searching for an abstract relating to an Ohio marriage can submit an online application through the Ohio Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics. Each request costs $3.00 for a ten-year search, and a search typically takes about three to six weeks to complete.
Ohio is considered an "open record" state, which means that all vital records are considered to be public records by the State of Ohio. Therefore, anyone can submit a request for a copy of a vital record, provided they have basic facts to facilitate the search. If the date of the record requested is unknown, the Office of Vital Statistics will search for periods of ten years for an added fee. In addition, searching requests can take up to six months to complete.
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