The Hempstead County Genealogical Society still has several original marriage certificates dating from early 1800's to 1950's. Remember that Hempstead was one of the original counties and many of these are prior to the surrounding counties being formed. A complete list and directions for claiming the original, or a copy if the original has been claimed, can be see by going to the following link. Please note that the P.O. Box number for the Society has been changed to 756.