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Search the Saint Joseph County, Indiana
November 1830 - April 2013
Marriage Records Index

Use the following search form to access the
Marriage Records Index of Saint Joseph County, Indiana filings
for the time period November 1830 - January, 2013.
Mishawaka Court House filings are from September, 1980 - April, 2013.
Mishawaka Licenses are preceded by an 'M'.
There are 246,918 index records and 493,836 names in this database.
This database was made possible through the efforts of SBAGS volunteers.

The following searches can be performed:
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*Surname and First Name
*Surname and Year
*Surname and First Name and Year
*Search by can be any of the "Search by: options"
"Either Bride and Groom" are the default.

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Obtaining copies of Marriage Records.

The first marriage license book has been missing since 1948. The Schuyler Colfax Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, in South Bend, compiled a book using newspapers, wills, deeds, cemeteries and 1850 censuses of St. Joseph, LaPorte, Elkhart, Marshall, and Lake Counties, Indiana and Berrien County, Michigan.
Book 2, the first license is dated November 17, 1838.

The Marriage Records are kept in three locations:

St. Joseph County Archives and Records Center:
1140 S. Lafayette Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46601-3328
Ph. 574-235-9091
Fax (574-235-7856
The Archives and Records Center continues to hold this collection of records dated to January 1989. Please note that applications do not start until April 1905. Archives and Records Center also holds Mishawaka marriages and licenses from September 1980 through February 1998.

South Bend Clerks Office, South Bend Courthouse:
County - City Building
South Bend, IN 46601
(574) 235-9221
After January 1989 to the present, the marriage books and applications for those dates are downtown South Bend at the Clerks Office.

Mishawaka Clerks Office, Mishawaka Courthouse:
600 E. 3rd Street
Mishawaka, IN 46544
(574) 258-1616
In 1981 the Mishawaka Clerks Office started the Mishawaka marriages and applications. The first application date is September 9, 1980. (Marriage applications are good for 60 days.)
After February 1998 to the present, the marriages and applications for those dates are at the Mishawaka Clerks Office.

For more information on the Archives and how to obtain or view the records contained in this index,
visit this link: St. Joseph County Archives & Records.

Use this Document Request Form to request items from the St. Joseph County Archives & Records.

Saint Joseph County, Indiana 1882 Marriage Index Database

Marriage Index - Text
Marriage Index - PDF

B - Bride, MB - Mother of Bride, FB - Father of Bride
G - Groom, MG - Mother of Groom, FG - Father of Groom
W - Witness, M - Minister, JP - Justice of Peace
There is one marriage listed per page, note the "Page" column

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