MOMS - Online Marriage Certificate Index
The Local Registrars for Vital Records for each county within Minnesota are independently responsible for maintaining the county’s marriage records. Frequently, customers are unsure where the marriage certificate is filed which generates a statewide search for the custodial county of the record.
In the fall of 2007, the MN Association of County Officers (MACO) eCounties Committee and the MACO Vitals Marriage Subcommittee created a statewide marriage index, the MN Official Marriage System (MOMS). The index will show the bride and groom’s name, the year of the marriage and the county that holds the record. MOMS will enable individual customers to search and order a certificate from the custodial county.
All Minnesota counties are participating in this voluntary system. Each county will download specific marriage data into the system. MOMS will eventually contain all the necessary data from the 1850’s to present.
The Local Registrars and MACO eCounties are proud to have achieved the creation of MOMS with the joint efforts of county offices and technology. The MOMS index has been completed in less than one year and will be available to the counties and their customers in October of 2008.
Check out the site after October 1, 2008: www.moms.mn.gov/