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About this Database

The Oklahoma County marriage records microfilm was filmed by the LDS Church from the original marriage records housed at the Oklahoma County Courthouse in Oklahoma City, OK. The index includes brides and grooms who applied for a marriage license in Oklahoma County. All 175 volumes have been indexed; these date from 1889-1951.

Each record contains various information, as marriage records changed over the years. Marriage records consist of three parts: 1, the "Affidavit on Application for a Marriage License," 2, the marriage license, and 3, the certificate of marriage.

Most records include the name of the bride and groom, ages, the ceremony date, and if the bride is a "Miss" or "Mrs." Some include the birthplace. Records that include a permission document list the parents of one or both parties. Later records include an address. Although these records are from Oklahoma County, there are brides and grooms from across the state and country.

Marriage licenses from the Federal Court, Western District, Indian Territory include original marriage licenses, affidavits for marriage, certificates of marriage, letters of permission and other items pertaining to marriage licenses. The records date from 1903 to 1907. There are 993 records listed in this database; originals are in the Western District Federal Court Records Collection [98.34] boxes 1 and 2.

Oklahoma and Indian Territory marriages 1841–1927 include records from various Indian agencies such as Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, Kiowa, Quapaw, Sac and Fox, and Pawnee. Although the marriages were documented in Indian agency records, the majority are for non-Indians living in the area.

Grant County marriages This database contains an index to marriages in Grant County, as well as marriages in Garfield County that indicated residence in Grant County. Thank you to Karen Wise for sharing this information with the Oklahoma Historical Society.

Research Tips

Official marriage records can be found in the county where the marriage took place. Although OHS collections do not include original marriage records, the library does have marriage indexes in book format. To find out more about these holdings visit our online catalog.

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To find out more about pre-statehood marriage records visit the territorial marriage records page.

For more tips about researching marriages, view the printable marriage records research guide (PDF).