Marriage is something that would have binding effects upon the whole world because it is something that would alter the status of the person who had gotten married. It is true that marriage is something that would involve only two people, those who had gotten married, but the fact of getting married means that those two people would be assigned certain rights, responsibilities, obligations, and duties that are binding upon them and upon the whole world wherever they may go. Once one begins to understand the worldwide effects of marriage, then one begins to understand the importance of Delaware Marriage Records, and the reason why people make the request for them.
The fact of being married is something that would follow a person no matter where he or she may go, and a person could not escape that fact even if he or she were to flee to another jurisdiction. This is the reason why a person who had gotten married in Delaware could not escape the fact that he is married by running to Ohio or even to France or any other country. Of course, this limitation is also binding upon those who are not even aware of the fact of the marriage, thus, a person who is not even aware that his or her prospective spouse had been married before would also not be able to get married, but only to said prospective spouse. Such limitation, however, is limited only to those who are not party to the marriage, thus, it is still possible for an already married person to get married again, but his or her choice of spouse is limited to that spouse that he or she is already married to.
Copies of marriage records are public records, and this classification means that any person may make a request for a copy of the records in question. Such characteristic means that there is actually no need for a reason on the part of the person making the request, and it is theoretically possible for a person to make a request for copies of the records just so that he could use the records to wipe his nose, but since the records are not free, mostly those who make the request are those who have a legitimate interest in the records.
To make a request for copies of the records, the person interested in the records has a number of choices in regards to the methods that he or she may use in order to make the request. In general, however, requests for copies of these records are made at the national or state level. The methods of making the request would either be to make the request through mail or in person, and both methods would have their own inherent set of advantages and disadvantages. In the end, it would be the person interested in the records who would have to decide on the method to use.
Copies of Delaware Vital Records may also be obtained online through the use of online databases which are mostly privately owned but are also faster and more efficient in presenting the information which is substantially the same as that which may be found in the official archives.