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How to Obtain an Kansas Marriage Certificate:

KS State Vital Statistics Office

Office of Vital Statistics
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 120
Topeka, KS  66612-2221

     (Marriage licenses began being filed
with the state May 1, 1913. Pre-1940 records
may be requested by an individual related as at least a cousin. Post 1940 records must be requested by an immediate family member.)

How to order a Marriage certificate

Information:

info@kdhe.state.ks.us


Why Save Copies of Kansas Marriage Records?

How much “stuff” do you have sitting around your house? If you're like the average person, you have far more than you actually need.  Clutter plagues a large number of people, having too many things in one's home is an epidemic.  At the other end of the spectrum are those who simply throw everything they can away; those people often refuse to keep copies of things that they may need like, for instance, Kansas marriage records.  Why would you need to keep a copy of them?

Recently Married

If you are recently married, then you'll definitely want to keep a copy of your marriage record, because it's primary function is to prove that you're married.  That's actually the reason the use of marriage licenses and records began; the church wanted a way to prove that a couple was legally married.  This, of course, is long before the internet existed, and even before regular mail was something that you could rely upon.  Because of this, the church realized that anyone could say they were married and could be lying about their marital status.  Thus, marriage licenses were created.

It may seem kind of silly in today's digital world to save a copy of your marriage record, but in actuality it's very important.  After you've been married, in order for your bank  and other type of financial institution to change your account, you'll need to prove that you are indeed newly married.  Women who take their husband's last name will definitely need a copy of their Kansas marriage records, simply because they'll need to have it if they want to get a new license with their new last name on it.  Keeping a copy of new your marriage record is very important.

Older Records

Why, though, would you want to keep copies of Kansas marriage records of your family members who have passed on? When you're searching for your family's history online, you'll quickly discover a great deal of information, and some of that information can help you build a wonderful family tree that your entire family can have as a keepsake, but what about the records that help you to create the family tree in the first place?

Most websites you'll use will give you the option of seeing a digital copy of the record in question, such as the birth certificate of a relative or someone's Kansas marriage records.  If you see this digital copy, you can then save the copy into a folder on your computer.  If you do not choose to keep the record you may have a difficult time finding it later  online, and if you choose to keep the record you'll be saving something of your family's for your children, and your children's children, to be able to view at a later date.  Keeping Kansas marriage records doesn't have to be a burden, but can be a great way to preserve the past and to make the future wonderful.

 

Kansas Marriages by County:


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Allen County


Anderson County


Atchison County


Barber County


Barton County


Bourbon County


Brown County


Butler County


Chase County


Chautauqua County

Other Chautauqua Co. resources:


Cherokee County


Cheyenne County


Clark County


Clay County


Cloud County


Coffey County


Comanche County


Cowley County


Crawford County


Decatur County


Dickinson County


Doniphan County


Douglas County

Other Records:


Edwards County


Elk County


Ellis  County


Ellsworth County


Finney County


Ford County


Franklin County

Other Records:


Geary County


Gove County


Graham County


Grant County


Gray County


Greeley County


Greenwood County


Hamilton County


Harper County


Harvey County


Haskell County


Hodgeman County


Jackson County


Jefferson County


Jewell County


Johnson County

Other Records:


Kearny County


Kingman County


Kiowa County


Labette County


Lane County


Leavenworth  County

Other Records:


Lincoln County


Linn County


Logan County


Lyon County


Marion County


Marshall County


McPherson County


Meade County


Miami County


Mitchell County


Montgomery County


Morris County


Morton County


Nemaha County


Neosho County


Ness County


Norton County


Osage County


Osborne County


Ottawa County


Pawnee County


Phillips County   Phillips County KSGenWeb


Pottawatomie County


Pratt County


Rawlins County


Reno  County


Republic County


Rice County


Riley County

Other Records:


Rooks County


Rush County


Russell County


Saline County


Scott County


Sedgwick County

Sedgwick County Clerk's Office
525 N. Main,
Suite 211
Wichita, KS 67203
316-383-7302

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Other Records:


Seward County


Shawnee County


Sheridan County


Sherman County


Smith County


Stafford County


Stanton County


Stevens County


Sumner County


Thomas County


Trego County


Wabaunsee County


Wallace County


Washington County


Wichita County


Wilson County

Other Records:


Woodson County


Wyandotte  County

Other Records: