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Search the Database - Saint Joseph County, Indiana November 1830 - April 2013 Marriage Records Index

Mishawaka Court House filings are from September, 1980 – April, 2013. Mishawaka Licenses are preceded by an ‘M’.
There are 246,918 index records and 493,836 names in this database. This database was made possible through the efforts of SBAGS volunteers.

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Search for Saint Joseph County, Indiana Marriage Record(s)

Use the following search form to access the Marriage Records Index of Saint Joseph County, Indiana filings for the time period November 1830 – January, 2013.

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Saint Joseph County, Indiana 1882 Marriage Index Files

  • B – Bride, MB – Mother of Bride, FB – Father of Bride
  • G – Groom, MG – Mother of Groom, FG – Father of Groom
  • W – Witness, M – Minister, JP – Justice of Peace
  • There is one marriage listed per page, note the “Page” column

Obtaining copies of Marriage Records.

All requests for records must be placed through the Archives & Records Center. SBAGS does not hold any records.

The first marriage license book has been missing since 1948. The Schuyler Colfax Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, in South Bend, compiled a book using newspapers, wills, deeds, cemeteries and 1850 censuses of St. Joseph, LaPorte, Elkhart, Marshall, and Lake Counties, Indiana and Berrien County, Michigan.

Book 2, the first license is dated November 17, 1838.

The Marriage Records are kept in three locations:

St. Joseph County Archives and Records Center:
1140 S. Lafayette Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46601-3328
Ph. 574-235-9091
Fax (574-235-7856

The Archives and Records Center continues to hold this collection of records dated to January 1989. Please note that applications do not start until April 1905. Archives and Records Center also holds Mishawaka marriages and licenses from September 1980 through February 1998.

South Bend Clerks Office, South Bend Courthouse:
County – City Building
South Bend, IN 46601
(574) 235-9221

After January 1989 to the present, the marriage books and applications for those dates are downtown South Bend at the Clerks Office.

Mishawaka Clerks Office, Mishawaka Courthouse:
600 E. 3rd Street
Mishawaka, IN 46544
(574) 258-1616

In 1981 the Mishawaka Clerks Office started the Mishawaka marriages and applications. The first application date is September 9, 1980. (Marriage applications are good for 60 days.)
After February 1998 to the present, the marriages and applications for those dates are at the Mishawaka Clerks Office.

For more information on the Archives & Records Center and how to obtain the records contained in this index, visit this SBAGS web page:

Archives & Records Center

All requests for records must be placed through the Archives & Records Center. SBAGS does not hold any records.

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