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Virginia 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. For Virginia marriage records, you can send requests to the Clerk of Court where the marriage license was originally granted. You can also submit a request to the Division of Vital Records, which has marriage records that date back to January of 1918. 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 Virginia Resources & Statistics
Separator Line

Population:
7,089,769

 
Under 18:
1,179,826

 
Over 65:
909,522

 
Employed:
4,015,859

 
Land in Square Miles:
39,594.07

 
Acres of Farms:
8,829,624

 
Births:
104,555

 
Deaths:
57,855

 
Infant Deaths:
608

 
 
Murder:
368

 
Forcible Rape:
1,758

 
Robbery:
7,737

 
Assault:
10,319

 
Total Violent Crime:
19,882

 
Burglary:
31,993

 
Larceny \ Theft:
150,382

 
Motor Vehicle Theft:
13,259

 
Total Property Crime:
195,634

 
Virginia Marriage Records Locations
State Health Department
Office of Vital Records
PO Box 1000
Richmond, VA 23218-1000
Phone:
804-662-6200