Kansas marriages have been recorded since 1913 and you can obtain a copy of the certificate of a marriage that took place from that year until present by contacting the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. There is a $15 (add an extra $11 to expedite the search), non-refundable fee for the search even if the record you requested isn’t revealed. To apply through the state to find Kansas marriage records, first obtain a copy of the Certified Copy of Kansas Marriage Certificate application. Fill out the form carefully and provide as much information as you can, including the full names of the bride and groom, date of marriage, birth dates of the parties involved and the county and city where the event occurred. Kansas also requires that you offer proof (government issued identification) that you’re eligible to receive a copy. Some privacy laws in states prevent the general public from receiving certain vital statistic information. Include a check or money order for the $15 search (or call to pay by credit card) and mail your application to:
Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment
Office of Vital Records
1000 Southwest Jackson; Ste. 120
Topeka, KS 66612-2221
Phone: (785) 296-1400
These Internet search sites can reveal information such as the parents’ full names, the church or courthouse where the marriage was performed and the date and witnesses. Many people have sketchy information about where an ancestor’s marriage might have taken place and therefore can’t fully cover everything the application asks for. An Internet search site only needs partial information to be able to conduct a revealing search, but any and all data that you can provide is helpful to ensure the accuracy of the report. The Internet search services can also search other states whereas a state search service doesn’t usually include that advantage. To find out more about how these Internet search sites can help you to find Kansas marriage records, click on the link now.