Records are available for marriages which took place in New York State (outside of New York City) from 1881 with the exception of Albany, Buffalo, and Yonkers, which start in 1914.
For certificates dating prior to these dates, contact the city clerk in the town where the marriage took place. More information - Marriage Certificates - New York State Department of Health Restrictions: Only the bride, groom, or other persons who have a documented judicial or other proper purpose (New York State Court Order) may order a certified copy of a marriage record.
This event is weather dependent and subject to change.
Pre-registration is required and limited to the first 15 who call the Ranger station (662-2843) to sign up.
Some people wonder if they can legally marry in New York and then move back to their state (such as Florida which does not allow same-sex marriage, yet), and if the same-sex marriages that will be performed will change the dynamic of the state itself.
The 50 year requirement is waived if the person requesting the copy is a direct-line ancestor and supplies proof of the death of the bride and groom.