Marriages

Public Act 194 of 1867 established that Michigan townships and cities take an annual assesment of birth and deaths in Michigan, and also instituted a statewide registration for Michigan marriages. Prior to April 5, 1867, any vital records collected were maintained by the individual counties. In 1897, Michigan began a statewide registration for divorce.*

Marriage Records at the Library of Michigan
from the Michigan Department of Community Health:

Index (mfm.F 565 .I54 1960)...........................................................1867-1915
Index (mfm.F 565 .I54 1950)...........................................................1950-1969
Returns (mfm.F 565 .I54 1867a)......................................................1867-1925

Do you have a pre-April 5, 1867 St Joseph County marriage you would like to share, email me with the information and I will add it to the site for others to use in their research.

 

    

 

 

*Courtesy of the Library of Michigan, a division of the Department of History, Arts and Libraries 

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