Source Information

Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics
Ancestry.com. Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
Original data: Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867–1952. Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics.

About Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952

This collection contains marriage registers (1868-1925) as well as licenses and certificates (1926-1952) from the state of Michigan. In some cases marriages prior to 1868 may have been recorded in a later register and may be found in this collection. Marriage records are particularly valuable documents because they often provide much more than names of the bride and groom and a marriage date. While forms differ, you may find the following details among the records:

  • name
  • residence
  • spouse
  • marriage date and place
  • race/color
  • age
  • occupation
  • witnesses
  • father’s name
  • mother’s name

Due to privacy laws, images are only available for records that are more than 75 years old.