Burke County Marriage Records

NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
Burke County Marriage & Divorce Records Offices
Burke County ClerkPO Box 219BowbellsND58721701-377-2718
Bowbells City Hall100 Main StreetBowbellsND58721701-377-2622
Flaxton City Hall103 Southeast 1st StreetFlaxtonND58737701-596-3511
Powers Lake City Hall218 MAIN StPowers LakeND58773701-464-5601
Burke County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
Burke County Divorce Certificates
Burke County Marriage Certificates & Records
Statistics
Married Couples 497 (52.3%)
Unmarried Couples 32 (1.4%)
Never Married Men 289 (30.2%)
Never Married Women 104 (13.6%)
Separated Men 23 (2.4%)
Separated Women 8 (1.0%)
Widowed Men 46 (4.8%)
Widowed Women 80 (10.5%)
Divorced Men 67 (7.0%)
Divorced Women 43 (5.6%)

How to Search Burke County North Dakota Marriage Records

Marriage Records in Burke County North Dakota

Have you ever searched for marriage records in Burke County North Dakota? If you have, then you already know that they are not easy to get hold of, because the information is not classified under public domain. Yet, these records are a vital part of the search process, as they show any necessary information regarding the wedding, such as the names of the bride and groom, and their parents or other relatives. This information is also useful in checking out the marital status of the couple, or anyone who might be involved in the marriage as well.

Searching for these records can sometimes be difficult, because they are under the state’s private databases, which most people won’t know about. In order to access them, one would have to go through the various county offices that own the information within the records themselves. For example, if one wanted to see if a person was married in Sullivan County, one would have to visit the county courthouse in Sullivan, and then contact the registrar of records there.

In the case of searching for marriage records by name, one would still have to visit the county office, in this case, the recorder of deeds in Sullivan. Once there, one can request the microfilm. Once the microfilm is obtained, it is opened to the general public, provided that the person has a legal right to do so. If one has such a right, then they are free to search the marriage records by any means they desire.

This is not usually the case however, as one must be careful when looking online for these records. Sometimes the person being searched out has requested the information online. Also, the record might have been entered incorrectly. It could also be that the person being searched out is not the owner of the record, but simply a middleman trying to enter the information into the system. When this happens, it is impossible to retrieve the information.

Some online services can offer the best results when searching for records of this type online. However, it is important to realize that these services do charge a fee. So, if you are only searching out one record, say your own name, then the cost may be a bit excessive. Also, these websites that charge a fee are not always entirely accurate. Especially, when information has been input inaccurately.

There are also some websites that claim to offer access to free marriage records in Burke county. These websites usually give out links, however, once you click on them, you are taken back to their web page where the information is still available, but not for free. As a result, you still have to search out the information yourself by going to the courthouse or county office. Not only does one have to find the correct spelling of the person’s name, they also have to remember the town and county, state, and date of marriage. So, while a few online records searches may be accurate, a full online search will take quite a bit of research, not to mention time.