Colorado State Archives holds some, but not all, old marriage certificates for the State of Colorado. As a rule of thumb, if you got married after 1960, State Archives most likely does not have your marriage certificate. You should start your search in the Clerk & Recorder's office for the county in which you got married.
About Marriage Records
Types of marriage records held by the Colorado State Archives:
- Marriage License
- Marriage Application
- Marriage Certificate
- Marriage Record or Register
Note: Most Colorado marriage records DO NOT include the names of the parents’ of the bride and groom.
How to Find Information
A Statewide Marriage Index covering the years 1890-1939 is included in our Archives Search database.
The Marriage Index is a good place to start your research. It is an alphabetical listing that contains the:
- Name of each spouse
- Date of the marriage
- Marriage license number
Not all records indexed are held by the Colorado State Archives.
Records NOT held by State Archives the can be found by contacting the County Clerk & Recorder of the county in which the marriage took place.