Marriage Record Search Prior to 1994

MARRIAGE RECORDS

Sandusky County Probate Court has been digging through its older volumes of journals. In an attempt to share these records with the public, the Court has scanned various records contained in these journals. You are able to print all of the records contained in this search. If you are looking for a certified copy of the record please contact the Court at 419-334-6211 OR probateinfo@co.sandusky.oh.us. SEARCH HERE for the cost of a certified copy.

In order to assist the public in navigating our online marriage record search, defining the terminology used by the Court is prudent. A marriage record consists of three parts:

When searching through the Court’s journals there generally is an index at the beginning of the journal or there is a separate journal of indexes. Court terminology:

SEARCH FOR MARRIAGE APPLICATIONS 1838-1867

Make sure you select the “Marriages” tab highlighted in purple at the top of the page. Under the “Books” column select the Marriage Applications. An index for this selection is NOT available. You may make an application to the Court and decide not to get married. So there are some instances where the Court has an application but doesn’t have a marriage certificate or certificate of return. Some of these applications coincide with the marriage certificates and returns listed in the search for certificate of marriage/returns 1820-1866. To search for marriage applications from 1838 -1867 without an index SEARCH HERE.

SEARCH FOR CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE/RETURNS 1820-1866

Make sure you select the “Marriages” tab highlighted in purple at the top of the page. Under the “Books” column select Marriage Index for Certificate of Marriage/Returns.

The index is alphabetical and a separate journal from the marriage certificates and returns. Instructions to help you search are listed below:

To search for certificates of marriage and returns from 1820-1866 SEARCH HERE.

SEARCH MARRIAGE APPLICATION, MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE AND RETURN 1867-1993

For marriage applications and marriage certificates/returns for 1867 – 1903, you will need to search the index alphabetically by the male’s last name. Starting in October 1903 the index can be searched alphabetically by the male’s last name or the female’s last name.

To search for Marriage Applications and Marriage Certificate/Returns from 1867- December 1993 SEARCH HERE.

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