Walsh County North Dakota Marriage Records

Search For Marriage Records

NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
Walsh County Marriage & Divorce Records Offices
Walsh County Clerk600 Cooper AvenueGraftonND58237701-352-0350
Edinburg City HallMAIN StEdinburgND58227701-993-8123
Grafton City Hall5 East 4th StreetGraftonND58237701-352-1561
Walsh County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
Walsh County Clerk of District Court Website
Walsh County Divorce Certificates
Walsh County Genealogy Records
Walsh County Marriage Certificates & Records
Walsh County Recorder Website
Walsh County Recorder's Office Marriage Applications
Married Couples2,412 (49.9%)
Unmarried Couples241 (2.3%)
Never Married Men1,433 (32.1%)
Never Married Women861 (19.7%)
Separated Men23 (0.5%)
Separated Women18 (0.4%)
Widowed Men120 (2.7%)
Widowed Women660 (15.1%)
Divorced Men376 (8.4%)
Divorced Women400 (9.2%)

How To Search For Marriage Records In Walsh County North Dakota

With the advent of the freedom of information act all information that is recorded and maintained by any government department or agency is available to the public. The state of North Dakota is no exception and you are entitled to search and view these vital records of marriage under the laws of public access. These records are stored in a central statewide file. You can get information on marriage from these files at any time and anywhere. In case of certain special cases, the county sheriff or other designated administrative officer may be able to give you information but this is usually the exception rather than the norm. In most of the cases however, you can obtain these records without any hassle.

One thing you need to remember before initiating your search is to be precise as you type your details into the sites of records you will come across. For instance, you are interested in marriage records in Walsh County North Dakota, you should ideally type your state name as well as your city or town. This makes the search more specific and narrows down your results. Similarly, if you type in “marital records in SD” you will get a much smaller list than if you had simply typed in “wapostral divorce records”. Therefore, make sure you know exactly what you are searching for before beginning your search.

Marriage records in SD are normally kept in microfilm or in paper form. However, if there are specific circumstances like an oral or a faxless signature, the records may be kept in digital form. Such digital records can be retrieved and viewed by the general public through free access online databases and sites. The information provided includes: names of the married couple; ages of both; the names of parents; witnesses present at the wedding ceremony; officiant; the place where the ceremony took place and the marriage license number if applicable.

There are some limitations of free online databases and sites. First, they don’t have all the information and you won’t get detailed information for every record available. Second, the information is not authentic and there is no guarantee that the data you get is correct. Lastly, these services and databases are subject to update and may contain old information.

If you choose to search online, first you need to find a reputable online site that provides this information. Next, register and pay for the service. After registration, you will be provided with a unique user id and password which you will need to log into the system. You may also access the records once you’re logged in. Once you’re in, you’ll see a screen listing marriage information along with the names of those involved, the ages of the individuals and their parents’ names if any.

Most of these online services allow you to perform as many searches as you want for free. You will just be billed when you need to access the rest of their databases. So you won’t be charged for accessing the records you want unless there is a reason not to. The fee is very reasonable considering the amount of information you can obtain.