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These records include indexes and some images for marriage certificates, 1889-1947 and 1984-2013, marriage applications, 1999-2013, and community property agreements, 1999-2013, filed with the Pierce County Auditor.
Digitized marriage certificates, 1889-1947, were submitted by the Washington State Archives, Puget Sound Regional Branch from its Pierce County Auditor record series holdings. Pre-1947 records will be added as they are digitized and indexed.
Electronic copies of marriage certificates, 1984-2011, marriage applications, 1999-2011, and community property agreements, 1999-2012, were transferred directly to the Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, from the Pierce County Auditor, and additional records will be added periodically. Records for marriages which occurred outside of the given date ranges may be included if the marriage was recorded during the given date ranges. For records filed between 1984 and 1989 only the recording date is given.
Learn about the documentation of marriage in Washington and what information is found in the various record types here.
Pierce County was created in 1852 from Thurston County by the Oregon Territorial Legislature and named after President Franklin Pierce. The county seat, originally sited by the Legislature in Steilacoom, was transferred to Tacoma in 1880.
All records are in English.
These records are open for research.
The Pierce County Marriage records at the Puget Sound Regional Branch were digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah and indexed by the staff and volunteers of the Puget Sound Regional Branch.
Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Pierce County Auditor, Marriage Records, 1889-1947 and 1984-2013, Office of the Secretary of State, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives,http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov,[date accessed].
Source: Pierce County Government, Auditor, Marriage Certificates, 1889-1947, Washington State Archives, Puget Sound Regional Branch. Source: Pierce County Auditor, Recorded Documents, 1984-2012.
Original records, 1944-1946, held at Washington State Archives, Puget Sound Regional Branch. For more information or to learn about related records, contact the Puget Sound Regional Branch at 425-564-3940 or email PSBranchArchives@sos.wa.gov.
For copies of marriage records from 1947 to present, contact the Pierce County Auditor’s office at 253-798-7427 or firstname.lastname@example.org.