How do I find out the date someone got married?

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How do I find out the date someone got married?
Wedding. (Wedding bouquet the bride on background of wedding dress image by Aliaksandr Zabudzko from

If you need to find out information about a person, such as a marriage date, you may find it necessary to look up marriage records. These records contain the names of the man and woman who were married, the date they wed and the name of the wedding officiant. In most locations, you can obtain information about a marriage and the marriage records for free and with little time spent.

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    Visit the town in which the marriage took place. Go to the Office of the Clerk Recorder in that town. You will need to go during business hours, which are usually Monday through Friday.

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    Ask for a form to fill out requesting a marriage record. You will need to know the full names of the bride and groom. Unless you want a physical copy of the marriage certificate, let the clerk know that you just want to view the information. If you would like a copy of the marriage certificate, you will likely pay a minimal fee.

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    Search for free marriage record websites online if you are unable to go to the town where the wedding took place. Free websites usually offer a limited amount of information and then require you to pay for more information or details. The date of marriage is usually provided in the free information. You will not be able to actually view a copy of the marriage certificate.

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