To obtain a marriage certificate, an individual must first contact their local courthouse to inform them of the full names of the husband and wife, the date of the marriage, and the county in which the individuals were married.
If your local county courthouse cannot obtain the records, check the state archives for the necessary documentation. You can also access VitalRec.org which is an online database that holds all information concerning the marriage records for your particular state.
If you do not have the necessary information to obtain the marriage certificate you can research the church records or the facility’s records in which the marriage was held. The process of obtaining a marriage certificate is fairly simple, for all an individual needs is the aforementioned information concerning the married couple.