Need Help Locating Marriage Certificate in Maryland



Hope someone can obtain for me or tell me how to get the marriage certificate of:

Harris/Harold Michael GOLDBERG & Clara FRANK. They were married 22 June 1919 in Elton, MD. Looking for his birth place & her original Russian name to be able to further my research.

Many Thanks,

Ellen Barbieri – Researcher # 8682

Researching: Zyman/Simon- Suwalki & Lubowo, Kaplan- Suwalki. Kanowicz- Suwalki

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Is this the Harold Michael GOLDBERG who had 2 daughters Joan & Maddlyn Dee?
If so, he and Clara and daughters appear in a 1930 Federal Census living in 521 West 111th Street, NY, New York.
He was born 1877 in NY.

N. Summers

I think you might mean Elkton, Maryland. It is in Cecil County and they might have the records or they might be in the state archives. This is the link for the  Maryland State Archives:

This is the link from a search for marriage records for county governments in the state of Maryland:

This Is the information for the License and Marriage department of the Cecil County judicial branch of the county government:
LICENSING & MARRIAGEDEPARTMENT (410) 996-5376 e-mail: cecilcountylicensing@... ...

Hope this helps!
Nancy S. 
Maryland, USA

Madeleine Sann

Sad to say, but I have gotten numerous New York City marriage certificates and the lengthier affidavits from the early 20th century and have yet to see a town of birth, only a country, often wrong, from personal knowledge. The same gap with naturalization papers, social security applications (a bit later), and many death certificates. I hope you find your documents but they may be unhelpful in terms of birthplace. If anyone has suggestions for documents that are more likely to show place of birth, I’d love to know what they are.

Lewis, Megan

Dear Ellen,

Do you mean Elkton, MD in Cecil County?  

In Maryland, marriage records are held by the clerk for the county's circuit court.  Information for Cecil County is at

Elkton was known as an East Coast "Graetna Green" for eloping couples because it has been well connected by roads since Colonial times, is the Cecil County seat and is where MD, PA and DE meet, making it also convenient to NJ.


Megan, native Marylander

Megan Lewis  Reference Librarian  202.314.7860
National Institute for Holocaust Documentation


I've had good luck with naturalization papers and death certificates. I think the former are more likely to be accurate than the latter.  Please remember that many people didn't know their exact birth date but were told they were born at Passover, such and such year, as my grandfather was.  My mother and her siblings "gave" my grandfather a birth date so they could celebrate.