Preble County Ohio Marriage Records

Search For Marriage Records

NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
Preble County Marriage & Divorce Records Offices
Preble County Clerk101 East Main StreetEatonOH45320937-456-8160
Preble County Marriage LicenseCourthouse 101 E. Main St.EatonOH45320937-456-8137
Eldorado Village Clerk150 North Main StreetEldoradoOH45321937-273-5120
Gratis Township Clerk146 Main StreetWest ElktonOH45070937-787-4055
Preble County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
Preble County Court of Common Pleas Website
Preble County District Library Genealogy Records
Preble County Divorce Certificates
Preble County Marriage Certificates & Records
Married Couples9,216 (57.1%)
Unmarried Couples941 (2.3%)
Never Married Men4,314 (26.2%)
Never Married Women3,416 (20.0%)
Separated Men223 (1.4%)
Separated Women246 (1.4%)
Widowed Men483 (2.9%)
Widowed Women1,808 (10.6%)
Divorced Men1,702 (10.3%)
Divorced Women2,137 (12.5%)

How Do I Search For Marriage Records?

Searching for marriage records in Ohio can be a daunting task with the availability of so many online options. Marriage Records in Preble County, Ohio is managed by the courts. The county is located in the northeast corner of the state, about two hours north of Columbus. Records can be retrieved via mail, fax, or online using a legitimate service.

The process is simple. You must first decide which method is best for your needs. If you are searching for a copy of the record and an adult person of legal age is the legal father or mother, the child’s birth certificate should be able to help. The same information is still required, but the information is electronically filed. For those looking for a copy of a previous marriage, a personal newspaper account should provide the information. Marriage Records in Ohio is public information and can be requested at the county recorder’s office.

The State of Ohio requires that all records are authenticated. The problem with this authentication requirement is that it makes locating records a bit problematic. To verify the information provided, a request must be made in person or by mail and then submitted to the correct address. Ohio also offers online services such as the MHS (Medical Information Center) database. This database provides the same information as the county records but at a much faster speed.

Obtaining marriage records in Ohio does not require a fee. If a record is required for a legal purpose, however, the request will need to be accompanied by a completed Affidavit of Intended Use. This document verifies that the information sought is needed for a particular purpose and is intended for that purpose only. It will also state whether the requested record is protected or not by any current or future laws.

Marriage records can be searched to locate anyone of any age, as well as anyone who has ever been married. The information can reveal a persons present marital status, the names of the people involved in the union, their children, and date of birth. The information provided can also reveal information about step-parents, step-sisters, legal representation, and more. A simple search can provide a name, address, city, state, and country. Depending on the information requested, the searches can be completed in a matter of minutes or can take up to two weeks.

Marriage records have proven to be extremely beneficial in a number of ways. Government agencies such as the Social Security Administration have used them to establish the eligibility of a potential candidate for national security clearance. These records have also proven useful in the process of genealogical research. In the past, the marriage record was a primary source of information for tracing a person’s family history. Today, searching for the marriage record is simply a matter of good timing.