Ottawa County Marriage Records

NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
Ottawa County Marriage & Divorce Records Offices
Ottawa County Clerk315 Madison StreetPort ClintonOH43452419-734-6756
Ottawa County Marriage LicenseThird Floor, Courthouse, 315 Madison StreetPort ClintonOH43452419-734-6830
Port Clinton City Hall1868 East Perry StreetPort ClintonOH43452419-734-5522
Ottawa County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
Catawba Island Township Cemetery Burial Records
Ottawa County Divorce Certificates
Ottawa County Marriage Certificates & Records
Statistics
Married Couples 9,258 (52.9%)
Unmarried Couples 1,193 (3.0%)
Never Married Men 4,531 (26.7%)
Never Married Women 3,761 (21.5%)
Separated Men 151 (0.9%)
Separated Women 297 (1.7%)
Widowed Men 668 (3.9%)
Widowed Women 2,040 (11.7%)
Divorced Men 1,944 (11.4%)
Divorced Women 1,886 (10.8%)

Find Marriage Records in Ottoman State

The information contained on marriage records is considered to be public record and can be obtained by any member of the public, regardless of whether that person is a member of the public or not. In order to gain access to this information, one would have to go through the correct channels. These channels usually involve going through the county office where the marriage took place or the local courthouse where the official marriage took place. However, in the case of an online search, there are usually no restrictions placed on searches, as such. It is essentially up to the individual to find out what is contained on these documents. One does have to keep in mind however that the information contained on these documents tend to be somewhat old.

If one has an interest in obtaining the same information that they would find in the county offices, they should certainly check out the official website of the county where the marriage took place. This will give them all the details they need. They may also be able to get the same information online for free. This would save them money, as most government offices charge for this information. Some records however do not contain information such as the names of the bride and groom or the parents of either the bride or groom.

In the case of online searches, one has to look to see what is included in the database. Most of the online sites offer marriage records but some also offer obituary records, which are very important records on a person’s life. The obituaries are usually posted on the internet a few months after the death. These records can give one a glimpse into a persons’ life and what he was like as a person. An interesting fact about obituaries however is that they are rarely listed in newspapers.

Most people would want to find out the records of a person who they know as a friend or family member. It is even possible now to run an online search on a name and find out where the marriage records are located. This can give you a place to start looking in the event that you want to find some legal records regarding a person. Many counties have marriage records available on their websites, which can help in one’s research.

The marriage records are available in several locations depending on the county where the marriage took place. One would have to be patient in running searches for these records because they are rarely available for free. One reason why public records are not free is that the government owns the records and they are required to be disclosed to the public upon request. Since there are so many records that need to be searched, it would take a lot of time and effort for a regular person to search all the county offices. Therefore the fee that the county charges are quite reasonable.

In the event that you are running a background check on someone, you will be glad to know that the marriage records are easily accessible to the general public. There are some private companies that allow access to these marriage records online for a small fee. This can help people who are conducting background searches to find out important details about someone.