Gregg County marriage records, should you need to access these registers for whatsoever legal purposes, can be obtained through the local county clerk. As a vital record, the Texas Department of State Health Services also houses registers of such important life event along with divorce decrees. Vital records are usually the responsibility of the state’s Department of Health specifically that of the Vital Statistics Office. In Texas State, however, only verification letters and index searches for marriages and divorces are proffered at the state office. Certified true copies of these documents can only be procured through the Gregg County Clerk’s Office in Texas.
The office of the County Clerk has started recording marriages since 1837. Documents on matrimonial ceremonies that transpired prior to 1836 are already part of the Catholic records as only the Catholic Church could legally solemnize marriages then. Because certified copies of marriage records Gregg County are not obtainable through the Bureau of Vital Records in the state office and are only accessible through the local county clerk, some people would request for a verification letter instead if this information would already be sufficient to whatever transaction it is that requires information about one’s marriage such as a mere proof that the marriage really transpired. Take note, however, that marriage verification letters are not at all considered as legal substitutes for marriage licenses and certificates. What the Vital Statistics in Texas only does is provide letters verifying if a certain marriage was recorded with the State of Texas based on the application for marriage submitted to such office by the county clerk. Available in this office are only verification letters for marriages that date back to 1866 to present.