Are there any sites where you can get marriage and birth records free? Really free?

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3 Responses to Are there any sites where you can get marriage and birth records free? Really free?

  1. wendy c says:

    Both are govt documents, and will not be free. You might find an index, but that is not the entire record.
    MOST birth certificates are not the same as marriages.. they have confidential information, and access is restricted to certain persons only.

  2. Adair says:

    No. You can never get these for free. You can’t even get your OWN birth certificate for free. You have to get them from your state’s Dept. of Vital Statistics, and they will charge you for it as this is a revenue-generating opportunity for the state, as well as the fact that the staff that works for the Dept. of Vital Statistics does not work for free. The fee is pretty nominal though. I know in Virginia, the cost of a birth certificates is $12. Even then, in most states you have to be either a direct ancestor or direct descendant of the person whose birth certificate you are asking for. You cannot get your aunt/uncle, cousins, step-family members, or even your own brother or sister’s birth certificate.

  3. Ted Pack says:

    Yes, but you have to hunt for them. I’ll give you two examples.

    In West Virginia:

    http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx

    Currently, marriage records are available for the following counties and years. Check back often as we continue to add more.

    Braxton: 1836 – 1847, 1865 – 1967
    Cabell: 1809 – 1968
    Calhoun: 1856 – 1969
    Gilmer: 1845 – 1847, 1849 – 1969
    Grant: 1866 – 1969
    Greenbrier: 1781 – 1783, 1785 – 1901, 1904 – 1914, 1918 – 1969
    Hardy: 1792, 1795 – 1796, 1799, 1801 – 1842, 1844 – 1847, 1849 – 1851, 1853 – 1970
    Harrison: 1784 – 1970
    Jefferson: 1800, 1802 – 1970
    Lewis: 1817 – 1969
    Logan: 1839, 1846, 1849, 1866, 1872 – 1969
    Marshall: 1835 – 1970
    Mineral: 1866 – 1969
    Mingo: 1895 – 1926
    Pendleton: 1799 – 1970
    Wood: 1804 – 1969

    In Preble County, Ohio:
    http://www.pcdl.lib.oh.us/marriage/search.cfm
    (From about 1800 to 1950)

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