The Galveston County Clerks Office has 88,000 marriage licenses from 1838 to 1965.  They are ready and willing to give these original licenses to the relatives of these people.  According to the County Clerk's Office personnel you will need to provide the groom's name, bride's maiden name and the year of their marriage.  They are trying to set up a better system for requests but for now this will be sufficient,  Contact the County Clerk's office at 409-766-2200. Option 1.