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Carroll County Marriage Records

Marriage is something that involves only two persons in the ultimate analysis, but at the same time, it is something that would affect the whole of the community and, indeed, the whole world. The reason for this lies in the fact that marriage is something that changes the status of a person, and status is not only something that follows the person no matter where he or she may go in his or her life, but also something that attaches certain rights and obligations upon a person that are binding upon the whole world. A person cannot escape the fact of marriage by fleeing to a different jurisdiction, but there is sometimes the need to prove the existence of the marriage, and the best way to do that is through the use of official records like marriage records of which Carroll County Marriage Records are an example.

As public records, Marriage Records Carroll County are supposed to be available to the public at all times. They are also afforded great respect when it comes to their contents as they are covered by the presumption of regularity. This presumption means that it would be considered that the records are made with regularity and thus, the records are given the benefit of doubt and are assumed to be correct unless evidence could be shown to prove otherwise. The person who would claim that the information is false would have the burden of proving the same.

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Carroll County Marriage License Records are available only from one location, and this would be at the probate court. This is because marriage licenses could only be applied in the probate court. Note as well that the probate court would only have records of marriages that were celebrated and solemnized within the boundaries of the county, so it is important to know where the marriage was solemnized and celebrated. There are two methods that could be used when requesting for copies of marriage records and these are requests in person and request through mail. In general, requesting for records in person is faster, though it would mean actually going to the office and making the request there. Requests through mail would be slower, but it would mean that the person making the request need not go to the office to make a personal request.

Ohio Marriage Records are not available at the state level, but the vital records office of the Ohio Department of Health have abstracts of marriage records that could be of some assistance to the searcher if he or she has no idea where to begin his or her search. These abstracts would not actually be marriage records, but they could contain some information that may be of great assistance. In addition, the office could also refer the person to the appropriate records depository where the record that he or she are interested in are stored.

Of course, it is also possible to search for records online through the use of online databases. Faster and more efficient, most of these databases are not even affiliated with the government, yet, they provide substantially the same information, at a fraction of the cost because most of these databases charge only the most minimum of fees for the use of their services.

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When requesting for records at the local level in person, follow the procedure given below

    • Head over to the probate court
    • Ask for the records division of the probate court and head there to make the request.
    • A clerk would be on hand to assist you in your search.
    • The clerk would ask you some questions regarding the record or records that you are interested in. Try to answer as accurately as possible to limit the search parameters.
    • Using their own database, the clerk would then search for all records that match the criteria that you had given.
    • Usually, there would be multiple returns in the database, so you would be asked to look at the results and indicate the record or records that you are interested in.

The clerk would then produce the record or records that you had indicated.

  • You could then ask for copies of the same, but you would be asked to pay the required copying fee first before the copies would be made.
  • Return to the records division to claim your copies by presenting your proof of payment.

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Other pertinent information and helpful tips when searching may be accessed through the following links

  • Carroll County
  • Clerk of Courts
  • Recorder
  • Law Library
  • Probate Court
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Health Department
  • Ohio Department of Health
  • Ohio History Connection
  • Office of Vital Records
  • Marriage Records Division
  • Center for Disease Control
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