With over 2 million marriages per year, Marriage Records Search in the US can be a challenge. Fortunately, the country has one of the most established public information systems in the world along with its ever enterprising private sector.
Public marriage records search used to be beyond the common folks. Basically exclusive only to Enforcement, Legal and perhaps a little of Media, the public at large wouldn’t be likely by any measure to have any doing with such undertakings in the past. Things are very different these days. From the hi-powered attorneys to the modest housewives and every circle in between, marriage records search is commonplace and non-stop also.
One of the deterrents of marriage records search by private parties in the old days was its prohibitive cost. By and large, professional field investigators would be necessary. The task was inherently tedious and laborious not to mention usually long-drawn, thus the costliness. Files and archives were basically hard-copy with microfilm coming into the picture only quite recently, hence taking weeks if not months to complete a single search.