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Wise County Marriage Records

Marriage Records are the best way to prove the existence of a marriage, and Wise County Marriage Records are examples of marriage records. To understand why this form of record exists, it is necessary to know why it is sometimes necessary to prove the existence of a marriage. It is true that marriage is something that involves only two people, but it must also be noted that marriage is something that the whole community, indeed, the whole world, is interested in. This is because marriage is something that changes the status of a person and status is something that follows the person no matter where he or she may go. There is also the fact that there are rights and obligations binding upon the whole world that attaches to a person upon marriage.

Marriage Records Wise County, like all marriage records, is public records; this means that they are supposed to be available to the public at all times. At the core of marriage records would be a valid marriage license, but since a marriage license could only prove the fact of the existence of the marriage license, there are other records within the marriage records. These other records tend to prove the existence of the marriage their own way.

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Under Texas law, county level sources of marriage records could only provide records of marriage that occurred within their territorial jurisdiction. Thus, Wise County Marriage License Records include records of marriages that occurred within Wise County and nowhere else. This means that it is necessary to be informed as to where the marriage occurred. Of course, assuming that the marriage did occur in Wise County, the first step to obtain copies of the record would be to request for the same through a request letter addressed to the county clerk. The letter should contain as much information as possible regarding the record that the searcher wants to obtain. Only authorized personnel could actually look into the archives, and it would be these authorized personnel who would make copies of the indicated record. The copies would then be given to the person who made the request after said person paid the required copying fee.

TX Marriage Records are actually not available at the state level, but the Department of State Health Services, through the Vital Statistics Unit could confirm the existence of a marriage through verification letters. To obtain one, it is necessary to send an accomplished application form to the Vital Statistics Unit together with a money order or check for twenty dollars to correspond to the verification form. The unit cannot actually give the searcher a copy of the marriage record, because they do not have copies of those, but they could confirm the existence of those records. Note that if the marriage is not recorded at the state level, then there is actually no marriage at all since the law requires the marriage to be registered at this level.

Online databases are a great source of records including marriage records, and they are actually very easy to use. Their platform guarantees a faster and more efficient search in addition to the fact that they could be accessed from just about anywhere where there is a substantial internet connection. Most of these online databases provide substantially the same information as the various government sources, and most charge only the most minimum of fees for the use of their services.

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The procedure to obtain a verification letter at the state level is given below

  • Obtain an website of the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Complete the application form.
  • Attach a money order or check to the application form for the verification fee.
  • Send the application form and everything else that has been attached to it to the Vital Statistics Unit for processing.
  • The Unit would receive the application form and process the same.
  • Wait between ten to thirty days, depending upon the method chosen to send the application form.
  • The unit would then send you a verification letter which would either contain information regarding the marriage or would inform you that there was no marriage at all.

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For further information and in case of questions and queries, refer to the following links

  • Wise County
  • County Clerk
  • District Clerk
  • District Attorney
  • Vital Statistics Unit
  • Texas Department of Health
  • Center for Disease Control Vital Records
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