County vital records such as birth records, divorce decrees, marriage certificates and death records are required to be
filed in the USA. Genealogists use this information regularly to learn more about family history.
Courthouses across the United States saw an opportunity with the Internet. They created online databases for marriage records and
other information that allows genealogists to search for these county vital records from their home or office computer.
Many counties, still have not computerized their records. Many people just wanting to trace one record are not aware of even how to
begin a search. Online records databases are a way to help anyone trying to find a marriage record. Online search companies compile these
county vital statistics in one place. These databases have several advantages:
- You can search for the marriage record discreetly.
- Online databases contain records from all 50 states.If you don’t know where the marriage record was filed, you don’t
want to waste you time calling from Florida to Alaska. The information is at you fingertips when you use an online database search
company to help you find the marriage record.
- These searches are inexpensive. Most searches cost less than $50—even if you need unlimited access to county vital records.
If you are searching for just one marriage record, you could spend as little as $10. This saves time and money for anyone needing to
find out where a record is fast.
If you know just a little bit of information, you can find a marriage record easily. Just type in the correct information in the
lines provided and you will see a list of records available.
Local Information for the State of Florida:
Vital Statistics consists of official records for birth, death, fetal death, marriage, and divorce.
The need for accurate statistical data on epidemics and the causes of death was instrumental in establishing the present day
vital statistics system. Prior to 1899, some cities in Florida
events. The City of Key West has the oldest known records, dating back to 1865. A law was enacted in 1927 providing for the
centralization of marriage and divorce records. Currently in Florida, the Office of Vital Statistics maintains approximately 21.5 million
Office of Vital Statistics
1217 Pearl Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
In Florida you can search many common records through the Clerk of Court’s office in each county. Records that are searchable in Florida include;
deeds, leases, bills of sale, agreements, mortgages, judgments, claims of lien, satisfactions, certificates of military discharge,
marriage certificates and divorce decrees.
MyFloridaClerks.com has a complete list of these offices.