The Freedom of Information Act has mandated all states to allow its residents to access their personal files. The state of Mississippi Marriage License is among the documents that can be obtained and accessed by the locals of Mississippi.
A lot of Information can be obtained from the marriage certificate issued in the state of Mississippi. One would know about the personal information of the bride and the groom such as their names as well as details about their birth. The focus of the document is the information about the marriage. One would know when and where the couple got married. Additional information that can be found on the document is the names of the people who sponsored the event as well as the witnesses.
Marriage records are one of the documents used as references when conducting a genealogy research. The information that can be found on the file is used in updating the records on the family tree. Some government transactions would also call for a marriage certificate especially if the process requires evidence of being married such as dependent and finances related requests.
In Mississippi, only marriages which have been registered since January 1, 1926 can be obtained. From then until July 1, 1938 the licenses can be obtained only at the local county office. Records after 1938 are all kept at the office of the Vital Records Section. If there are instances where certain records are not available at the state office, such documents can then be requested at the county where the marriage has been registered. It would cost $15 to obtain a copy of the license plus an additional $5 if one needs to have a duplicate copy. One should know the basic information of the document that is being obtained such as the name of the couple; date and the place of marriage. This can help hasten the retrieval of the document.
A new way to obtain a copy of the said file is by doing the search over the Internet. This made the retrieval easier and hassle free since there is no need to go to any office to just file the request. Also, there is no need to wait for days since the document can be obtained right away over the Internet. A lot of websites now are offering to get the needed document for you.
There are websites that offer a free search by letting their users use their system without any charges. This however is not as reliable compared to paid search. Public marriage records from a paid online search are accurate and reliable. This is why the residents of the state would go for the paid search since the document can be used right away.
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