Cole County Missouri Marriage Records

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NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
Cole County Marriage & Divorce Records Offices
Cole County Clerk311 East High StreetJeffersonMO65101573-634-9101
Cole County Marriage License311 East High Street, Room 101 Courthouse AnnexJeffersonMO65101573-634-9115
Russellville City Hall13203 Railroad AveRussellvilleMO65074573-782-3511
St Martins City Hall6909 Business 50 WestJeffersonMO65109573-893-6465
St Thomas City Hall107 East Fowler StreetSt. ThomasMO65076573-477-3500
Cole County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
Cole County Divorce Certificates
Cole County Genealogy Records
Cole County Health Department Vital Records
Cole County Marriage Certificates & Records
Cole County Recorder of Deeds Office Marriage Licenses
Married Couples14,400 (48.6%)
Unmarried Couples1,800 (2.5%)
Never Married Men10,761 (34.2%)
Never Married Women7,926 (25.9%)
Separated Men465 (1.5%)
Separated Women416 (1.4%)
Widowed Men641 (2.0%)
Widowed Women2,810 (9.2%)
Divorced Men4,000 (12.7%)
Divorced Women4,323 (14.1%)

What You Need To Know About Marriage Records

Marriage Records in Cole County Missouri is maintained in two ways, at the county building or at the county headquarters. The information that is contained in these records can tell someone a lot about a person. It could reveal exactly what happened when and where. Also, if you are looking to file for Divorce, or remarry it could help with the proceedings.

Marriage records in Missouri do contain all the relevant information that is contained in the certificate of marriage. They will reveal the names of the groom and bride along with their parents, witnesses and the official’s of the ceremony. Depending on how many were present at the ceremony, there may also include the birth details of the couple. These records also have the reason why the marriage was performed and what the reason was behind the wedding.

You can search for marriage records by going online or by contacting the county office directly. There is no charge for either method, but you will be required to pay for any extra information that you receive. If you want to receive paper copies, which are generally free, you can pick up the phone and call the office for information. Most of the offices do not handle faxes or email for this type of document.

Marriage records are held in different places around the country, depending on where they are. They are sometimes kept in separate folders in county buildings, or they could be stored in the same location. In some instances, they are kept in the state’s vital statistics office for viewing by anyone who requests the information. This varies, depending on where in the state the event took place.

Marriage records are considered public record, which means anyone can access them. Anyone over the age of 18 can request a copy of them. Some information is protected and will not be released unless the requestor provides the correct spelling of the person’s name and birthdate. It is also advised to make the request in person. Many offices will not process the request unless it is accompanied by proper identification.

There are a few places you can find marriage records, such as a court house, the office where your wedding was held, and several web sites on the Internet. Each one will give you slightly different information. You should also bear in mind that marriage certificates were not always kept up to date. In some cases, a couple may marry in the 1930s but still have the record available for you to look up. You should also bear in mind that marriage licenses were rarely issued in the early days, and there are very few legal records available for those times as well.