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In Pennsylvania copies of marriage records were required to be filed starting in 1885. Copies of these marriages may be obtained from the courthouse in the county where the marriage license was issued. After 1906, all birth and death records are stored in the PA Department of Health.

Pennsylvania Department of Health
Division of Vital Records
101 South Mercer Street
P.O. Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16101
(724) 656-3100

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Pennsylvania Marriage Records - Discover If Someone is Married

As your wedding approaches, there are a number of documents you'll have need of to fulfill your legal obligation to provide evidence of your marriage and the willingness of both parties in the wedding. Did you know, however, that access to these types of forms, including things like birth certificates, death certificates, and Pennsylvania marriage records, were deemed public information through the Freedom of Information Act? Each state has different procedures and regulations dealing with items like marriage records, but all of these records are public and contain a great deal of information on them.  The information provided in these public records databases can prove especially beneficial should you desire to learn more about a person, such as whether he or she is married or not.

Gaining Access to Records

In today's technological world, it's easy to meet people, but it's much more difficult to find out the truth about them. This is because it's really easy to lie online about who you are and even about the type of person you are. So how, for instance, will you know if someone is actually single or not? One way is with Pennsylvania marriage records. If the person you're seeing is from Pennsylvania, and they got married there, than you should definitely take a peek at Pennsylvania marriage records to see if the person is actually single or not.

Before technology changed, the only way that you could tell if someone was single or married was to contact the area where they got married, the Vital Records services, and to request a copy of the Pennsylvania marriage records. This process actually incurred annoying costs and required more time than you may have wanted to commit to the task. Now, however, technology has changed the game of vital records, and you know can get access to these types of records quickly and easily online.  Even better is the fact that you can gain access to the records for free.

Records are now digitized, making it easier to gain access to them; all you have to do is to find a reliable website. There are many sites available, but it is important to make sure you find one that looks reputable and has a responsive customer service department. Once you've found a website that you can trust, you can start your search. Look under the person's name and, if possible, look under their parents' names. If available, information will pop up fairly quickly.

Looking through public records is the best way to find out if someone you've met online is truly single or not. Searching Pennsylvania marriage records allows you to do so without the other party ever having to know that you did any searching into their background, which is definitely a win-win situation for you.


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