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PA Marriage Records


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What can you learn from marriage records? They often have the names and birthplaces of the bride's and groom's parents, mother's maiden name, addresses and occupation of the bride and groom, information about previous marriages, witnesses' (who may be possible relatives) names and clergy names.
See additional information about marriage records.


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Westmoreland County  

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Additional Resources
  • Delaware and Maryland Marriage records should be checked as these states were favorite elopement destinations for PA couples!

  • To obtain a copy of a PA marriage certificate, write to Marriage License Clerk of the county courthouse where the marriage license was issued. See PA County Courthouse Addresses. PA marriage licenses were issued beginning in 1885. Prior to 1885, check church records for marriages.

  • Don't assume the marriage certificate will be in the county courthouse where the marriage took place. The license may have been obtained in a different county because in PA there is no requirement that the license be issued and executed in the same county. The Duplicate Certificate is returned by law to the county that issued the original license even if the event took place in a different county. Can't find a certificate? Search a nearby county.

  • Catholic Marriage Records are considered sacramental records and are not available on-line, nor open to public inspection. However, the diocese will perform historical research of marriage records for a fee.
    • Archdiocese of Philadelphia
      Includes the city and county of Philadelphia and the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery.  
    • Diocese of Allentown
      Includes the counties of Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton and Schuylkill.  
    • Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown
      Includes the counties of Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Clinton, Fulton, Huntingdon and Somerset.  
    • Diocese of Erie
      Includes the counties of Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Venango and Warren.  
    • Diocese of Greensburg
      Includes the counties of Armstrong, Fayette, Indiana and Westmoreland.  
    • Diocese of Harrisburg
      Includes the counties of Adams, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Union and York.  
    • Diocese of Pittsburgh
      Includes the counties of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Greene, Lawrence and Washington.
    • Diocese of Scranton
      Includes the counties of Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne and Wyoming.


  • Marriages are often noted in biographical sketches of Pa citizens




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