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Texas 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. Texas marriage records aren't available as certified copies from any state office, the Bureau of Vital Statistics does provide verification of marriage records dating from 1966 to the present. Those who require certified copies need to get in touch with the County Clerk in the county where the marriage occurred. 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 Texas Resources & Statistics
Separator Line

Population:
24,974,326

 
Under 18:
6,366,623

 
Over 65:
2,157,394

 
Employed:
13,130,514

 
Land in Square Miles:
261,797.12

 
Acres of Farms:
129,666,877

 
Births:
385,915

 
Deaths:
156,457

 
Infant Deaths:
2,259

 
 
Murder:
1,374

 
Forcible Rape:
8,014

 
Robbery:
37,753

 
Assault:
76,423

 
Total Violent Crime:
123,564

 
Burglary:
230,123

 
Larceny \ Theft:
654,097

 
Motor Vehicle Theft:
85,350

 
Total Property Crime:
969,570

 
Texas Marriage Records Locations
Department of State Health Svcs
Bureau of Vital Statistics
PO Box 12040
Austin, TX 78711-2040
Phone:
512-758-7366

Fax:
512-758-7711










 
 

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