|Name||Address||City||State||Zip Code||Phone Number|
|Cumberland County Marriage & Divorce Records Offices|
|Cumberland County Clerk to the Board||117 Dick Street||Fayetteville||NC||28301||910-678-7771|
|Cumberland County Marriage License||117 Dick Street||Fayetteville||NC||28301||910-678-7775|
|Eastover Town Hall||3863 Dunn Road||Eastover||NC||28312||910-323-0707|
|Godwin Town Hall||4924 Markham Street||Godwin||NC||28344||910-980-1000|
|Linden Town Hall||9456 Academy Street||Linden||NC||28356||910-980-0119|
|Cumberland County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases|
|Cumberland County Divorce Certificates|
|Cumberland County Marriage Certificates & Records|
|Cumberland County Public Library Website|
|Cumberland County Register of Deeds Vital Records|
|Cumberland County Register of Deeds Website|
|Cumberland County Register of Deeds Website (North Carolina)|
|Married Couples||53,582 (43.0%)|
|Unmarried Couples||5,571 (1.8%)|
|Never Married Men||50,830 (39.1%)|
|Never Married Women||39,508 (29.8%)|
|Separated Men||4,139 (3.2%)|
|Separated Women||5,164 (3.9%)|
|Widowed Men||2,659 (2.0%)|
|Widowed Women||11,135 (8.4%)|
|Divorced Men||11,469 (8.8%)|
|Divorced Women||18,185 (13.7%)|
Where to Find Marriage Records
Marriage Records in Cumberland County are considered public information. All the marriages which took place in this county between the years 1924 to 1970 are recorded in these vital records. These records do not include deaths or divorces, although they may be indicated as such on official certificates. The marriage license is the first document which is recorded, it has a yellow page placed within it. These Yellow Pages will vary in size depending on what county the marriage was in, so if you want to check the records for a specific county you should consult one of the county offices.
There are other important documents that are generated when you apply for a marriage license in any state, this includes where the marriage is to take place and what the bride’s or groom’s last name is. When this all takes place the clerk who handled the marriage records will issue a temporary marriage license. This is only valid for a stipulated period of time which varies from state to state. If after checking the marriage records you notice that the license is still valid then it will be necessary to go through the whole process again.
To make searching the marriage records easier for people all over the United States, these records can now be obtained from online facilities. The information contained within these records has been compiled by the states that they came from and the information has been arranged to make it as easy as possible to find the information you need. These services will offer the same information that would have been provided to the county office but at a much smaller cost. Online services have also begun to offer a wide range of additional information that can help a person to complete their genealogy. These online facilities are free to use.
When you use an online facility, you will need to pay a small fee to get the records that you require. The fee, which is charged is purely based on the number of records you wish to access, the amount of information you require and the length of time for which you require them. Some sites also offer you the option of having a single search-based searchable document. This means that you only have to key in the name of the person whose marriage records you are searching for and then the entire record will be located.
You should note that many states now require a person to personally appear at the county recorder’s office to personally request copies of marriage records. You must also be able to prove that you are either present in the county or in the state at the date of the filing of the papers. If you happen to change your name by marriage or divorce and then remarry then you will need to show proof that this name is current. Many people try to avoid this requirement by changing their names several times before they file the correct papers. However, the courts will not take the validity of your actions into account.
You may also find the marriage records of your ancestor’s difficult to find. The reason is because these records were often destroyed or removed from the records. Many of your ancestors lost their records when they emigrated to different countries. However, you can always hope and look in the genealogical books for the missing records of your family. These books will help you piece together your family history. This way even if you cannot find the exact documents you would like to have, you can at least learn more about your past.