(Closed) how to check if someone is ordained?

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would like to know the answer to this one too!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I beleive if you go to your countys website, look up marriage license info, your county and state in a search engine, It will give you a number to check if someone is ordained. I know when I went to my countys site for the marriage license department it had all the FAQ and ins and outs of obtaining your license and certificate and they gave a number for our county and state to check if they were ordained. I go there first.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Weird, but that is California! LOL JK!!!! Well I am sure every state is different from the other and I live in Ohio but I would think in such a large county in a large state they would want something like to make sure people are getting married by official people.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Ok I just looked up a website, below and apparently in California, you do not have to be ordained to perform the ceremony. Check this website out but I will paste what it listed for CA.

http://usmarriagelaws.com/search/united_states/officiants_requirements/index.shtml

California
Any priest, minister, or rabbi of any religious denomination, of the age of 18 years or over may perform marriages. — Ministers must complete the marriage license and return it to the county clerk within 4 days after the marriage. — For questions see the county clerk.

For Ohio it had a whole another list because in my state you have to be licensed or ordained.

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