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Delaware Marriage Records

Marriage records or marriage licenses are the legal record of a wedding and its subsequent union. A marriage record contain the original unmarried names of both parties, their place of residence, the date, and also the county and state the marriage occurred in. This is why often marriage records are vital to almost all researchers as they not only provide information but also help unlock the path to other searches with information that is crucial and not easily obtainable Most notably, the brides maiden name. In Delaware, the Vital Records Office carries records for marriages since 1969, with older records being kept separately in the Delaware Hall of Records. If you need to find out more about your family history or genealogy, marriage records are sometimes the most easily accessible and most reliable way to trace your ancestry through multiple generations. For quick, often free marriage records you can search online will reveal many records of possible value to your quest. Using the maiden name and possible background information about the bride's family is often essential to expanding your family tree.

 
State of Delaware Resources & Statistics
Separator Line

Population:
873,092

 
Under 18:
205,646

 
Over 65:
117,678

 
Employed:
543,093

 
Land in Square Miles:
1,953.56

 
Acres of Farms:
540,080

 
Births:
11,643

 
Deaths:
7,472

 
Infant Deaths:
105

 
 
Murder:
57

 
Forcible Rape:
366

 
Robbery:
1,838

 
Assault:
3,880

 
Total Violent Crime:
6,141

 
Burglary:
6,670

 
Larceny \ Theft:
20,002

 
Motor Vehicle Theft:
2,541

 
Total Property Crime:
31,303

 
Delaware Marriage Records Locations
Department of Health
Office of Vital Statistics
417 Federal St
Dover, DE 19901
Phone:
302-744-4549










 
 

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