Information that may be found in this database includes:
County of marriage application
Marriage records are great sources for genealogists
because they document an individual in a particular place
and time as well as provide details about that person's
It is important that you use the information found in
this database to locate your relative in the original
records that this index references. Usually more
information is available in the records themselves than
is found in an index. For example, marriage records
sometimes provide the birth dates and places of the bride
and groom, their parents' names, their addresses, and
witnesses' names, in addition to the information provided
in this index.
Since marriage applications and certificates are issued
by the county, copies of these records may be obtained by
contacting the appropriate county clerk.
Marriage records prior to 1836, if extant, may be in
custody of the Roman Catholic church. Beginning with the
date of organization, most counties maintain marriage
records. These are presently in the jurisdiction of the
respective county clerk where the license was issued.
Statewide recording of marriages began in January 1966,
but certified copies are not available through the state
office. Marriages of black were frequently recorded in
Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution have
compiled many marriage records for Texas. These are
available in the DAR Library in Washington, D.C., and on
microfilm through the FHL.
Taken from Wendy Bebout Elliot, "Texas," Red
Book, ed. Alice Eichholz (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004).
Ancestry.com. Texas Marriage Index, 1966-2002 [database
online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005. Original
data: Texas Department of State Health Services. Texas
Marriage Index, 1966-2002. Texas Department of State
Health Services, Texas.
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