Lackawanna County Marriage Records

NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
Lackawanna County Marriage & Divorce Records Offices
Lackawanna County Clerk507 Linden StreetScrantonPA18503570-963-6702
Lackawanna County Marriage LicenseRegister & Clerk Of Orphans' Court Electric Building, 507 Linden St., Suite 400ScrantonPA18503570-963-6702
Carbondale City Hall1 North Main StreetCarbondalePA18407570-282-4044
Scranton City Hall340 North Washington AvenueScrantonPA18503570-348-4100
Lackawanna County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
Lackawanna County Clerk County Records
Lackawanna County Clerk County Records (Pennsylvania)
Lackawanna County Divorce Certificates
Lackawanna County Marriage Certificates & Records
Lackawanna County Register of Wills Genealogy Records
Scranton Memorial Library Database
Statistics
Married Couples 38,024 (44.3%)
Unmarried Couples 5,775 (2.8%)
Never Married Men 31,608 (37.4%)
Never Married Women 28,665 (31.1%)
Separated Men 1,372 (1.6%)
Separated Women 1,989 (2.2%)
Widowed Men 3,158 (3.7%)
Widowed Women 11,197 (12.1%)
Divorced Men 7,387 (8.7%)
Divorced Women 10,453 (11.3%)

How to Conduct a Marriage License Records Search in Lackawanna County Pennsylvania

What exactly are marriage records? Simply put, they’re the official recorded documents of a marriage that took place in Lackawanna County, PA. If you were wondering, these are the same records that are filed away in the PA Vital Statistics Office. You’ll find them in the name of the groom, bride and those who officiated the ceremony (if there was one).

Marriage Records in Lackawanna County Pennsylvania

There is a very small fee for access to public marriage records, as well as the cost of copy and certified copies. If you need to do a background check on someone, you can get a certified copy from this office for about $25. However, these are not the only records that you’ll find here. There is also a lot of information stored in these records.

Marriage license records contain a lot of information. You’ll find the couple’s names (along with the issuing location), the name of the marriage license itself, their parents’ names and birth dates, their witnesses’ names and birth dates. Of course, if you want to do anything else with this information besides finding out if a person is legally married, you have the option of doing so as well.

The birth date of the mother or father of the groom is also contained in the marriage records in Lackawanna County. In some cases, depending on the demand for the information, the birth information is added as an additional set of information. For example, if more than one child was born to the couple, they will have two birth dates. It’s all included in these marriage records.

These are just a handful of pieces of information that you’ll find in these records. It’s possible that you’ll find even more as you search. This is a wonderful way to check on your own family history, to learn more about someone else’s family or to check out other county, state and national records. If you need to find these records, you can do it from your computer with online services that offer this kind of search.

These websites are quite affordable, especially when compared to the cost of a paper search. Once you’ve found an online service that offers this kind of search, you simply provide the names of the couple and the state in which the event took place. The search then begins. As soon as the records have been entered into the system, you’ll be notified via email or phone call as to the results. In some cases, you may even be able to view the records online right then and there!