Ritchie County West Virginia Marriage Records

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NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
Ritchie County Marriage & Divorce Records Offices
Ritchie County Clerk115 East Main StreetHarrisvilleWV26362304-643-2164
Doddridge County Clerk118 South Court StreetHarrisvilleWV26362304-873-2331
Ritchie County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
Ritchie County Clerk Website
Ritchie County Divorce Certificates
Ritchie County Marriage Certificates & Records
Statistics
Married Couples 2,007 (52.5%)
Unmarried Couples 257 (2.6%)
Never Married Men 1,287 (31.0%)
Never Married Women 886 (21.2%)
Separated Men 74 (1.8%)
Separated Women 73 (1.7%)
Widowed Men 229 (5.5%)
Widowed Women 562 (13.4%)
Divorced Men 471 (11.3%)
Divorced Women 568 (13.6%)

How to Search for Marriage Records in Virginia

If you are looking to find out some basic information about a marriage, one place you can look is the Public Marriage Records of Ritchie County West Virginia. This information can tell you everything you need to know about the marriage from the personal details of the two involved to where they got married and even where they went to marry. Marriage records have been kept by the state since the 1790’s, when it first made information such as this public.

Many people want to find out information about their past spouses but aren’t sure how to go about it. The fact is that most people would be apprehensive about giving out their personal information without a guarantee of confidentiality. The problem is that these records are not actually free because you will have to pay for a copy of them when you request them. Fortunately though, it is relatively cheap and worth it.

The records cost ten dollars each. The package includes the actual marriage document, certified or not. It also comes with a certificate of marriage, which you can give to someone as a gift or present. You can also order these documents online through an online fax service. There is an option to receive them via email but that tends to be unreliable and not very accurate.

Once you have your purchase made, all you have to do is fill out the request form. This will let them know the information you need and then they will process your order. Most places will charge around fifteen dollars per record, so if you think you need several then it’s definitely worth the money. After the documents are returned to you then you just have to wait for them to arrive in the mail.

It really depends on what state you are checking on. Most of the time the information is free but some will require a small fee. This is typically minimal and it’s worth paying because it is much more accurate than just pulling up the person’s name from a website. Then again, there’s no sense in running around wasting your time because you already found out the person’s name and state they got married in. You should always trust the official government site when it comes to marriage records.

Remember that searching for marriage records in Virginia can be done online. That’s the easiest way to get started. Then, all you do is fill out the request form. After a short wait you should have your new documents. Just remember to ask for the actual paper copy and not just an electronic version.

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