Manistee County Marriage Records

NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
Manistee County Marriage & Divorce Records Offices
Manistee City Hall70 Maple StreetManisteeMI49660231-723-2558
Manistee County Clerk415 3rd StreetManisteeMI49660231-723-3331
Manistee County Marriage LicenseManistee County Clerk, 415 3Rd StreetManisteeMI49660231-723-3331
Brown Township Clerk9763 Coates HighwayManisteeMI49660231-889-5785
Manistee County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
Manistee County Clerk's Office Birth Records
Manistee County Clerk's Office County Records
Manistee County Clerk's Office Marriage Applications
Manistee County Clerk's Office Website
Manistee County Divorce Certificates
Manistee County Genealogy Records
Statistics
Married Couples 4,972 (50.7%)
Unmarried Couples 538 (2.3%)
Never Married Men 3,755 (34.4%)
Never Married Women 2,087 (20.8%)
Separated Men 121 (1.1%)
Separated Women 120 (1.2%)
Widowed Men 425 (3.9%)
Widowed Women 1,279 (12.7%)
Divorced Men 1,364 (12.5%)
Divorced Women 1,244 (12.4%)

How to Search Manistee County Marriage Records

Marriage Records in Manistee County Michigan

Marriage Records in Manistee County, Michigan is kept in the vital records office of the county. The most well-known Manistee County Records Office is located in Farmington Hills. The records you need to search for marriages records in Manistee County can be obtained from this office. Records that are not located here are mainly those that were obtained through the Freedom of Information Act and they are open to the public.

Marriage Records in Manistee County is maintained in folders arranged by county and/or state. State files are more recent and most are up-to-date though. County offices on the other hand are older but they too contain marriage records. If you cannot locate marriage records by these sources, then your last option would be to go to the library. Marriage records are rarely available in the library, so you might have to call around a bit for hours on end to get the information that you want.

If you are trying to find marriage records by using the internet, then your luck might run out as well. Using a reliable and regularly updated database for marriage records online can be a little tricky. However, there are several web sites that claim to offer free marriage records or at least an accessible database of marriage records. But, like all other things, there are scams out there. So, be careful when you start searching for these records. Some web sites will require you to pay a fee before you can get the information that you seek but, the real sites don’t.

Marriage Records in Manistee County can tell you a lot about a person. In addition to the marital status, the records will tell you the parents’ names and where the couple was married. It can tell you about previous marriages as well. If you need this information, then marriage records are the way to go.

Marriage records are not just important for researching your family tree; they are also important if you are looking to remarry. Before you ask someone to marry you, try to check the background of their past. Sometimes you can even do a free search online to see if you can find out any information about the prospective spouse from these records. Marriage records can also give you some insight into the character of the people who got married to you. If you want to remarry legally, then these records can let you know if the person you are marrying is who they say they are.

If you have time, you should consider taking advantage of the many free record searches available online. There are a few places on the internet that will let you search for free but, since they are generally limited to state, county and district, the results that you will get will usually not be very detailed. You will need to pay a small fee to get more detailed information. Also, keep in mind that since these records are maintained locally, the chances are very good that you will not have to wait very long to see the results. You might just need to go to the location where the records were actually recorded.