The Utah Marriage Records Index houses 14,779 marriage records between the years 1800 and 1899. These marriage records were derived from several origins, but the most common place to obtain marriage records is the Utah State Archives. Individuals who wish to learn more about the Utah Marriage Records Index can visit the Utah State Archives.
The Utah Marriage Records Index usually displays the first, middle and last names of both the bride and groom, along with the date and location of the marriage, the marriage certificate number and the source record identification number.
Those who want to request hard copies of marriage certificates found in the Utah Marriage Records Index should contact the Utah State Archives for additional information on the process. The Utah State Archives can be contacted using the following information:Utah State Archives
In 1887, Utah began requiring the recording of all marriages that took place within the state. This was mainly instituted to stop polygamy by requiring couples to register with a state government agency. Utah is an open records state and considers marriage licenses to be public information. However, the marriage application is protected and can only be requested by the individual on record until 100 years has passed. The Utah State Archives separates marriage licenses according to county and are stored on microfilm at the Utah State Archives.
The individual county clerks maintain the marriage licenses and applications for each county, and marriage records can be requested directly from a county clerk if that information is known. Otherwise, the Utah State Archives is an important resource for individuals wishing to view ancestors' marriage licenses; most of the marriage license feature interesting information, including who officiated the ceremony and any witnesses to the marriage. Marriage applications sometimes include parental consent and also list the ages of each person and their residences. These can be helpful when looking for additional relatives.
Individuals may visit the Utah State Archives to perform a marriage records search, but requests for hard copies can be made in person, by phone, email or by filling out the online request for information form. Additionally, copies of marriage licenses can be picked up or mailed.
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