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Books of Marriage Records

Browse 143 books containing early marriage records in the United States and Canada.


Washington County Register 1782-1820
(Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol 34)
by Beverly Fleet
Beverly Fleet is an expert historian and researcher of the records in early Colonial Virginia.  She has written many excellent books on this subject.
Marriages of Granville County North Carolina 1753 to 1868
Granville County, North Carolina attracted settlers from Pennsylvania and the Shenandoah Valley and from eastern and southside Virginia. Marriages of Granville County contains abstracts of all marriage bonds issued in Granville County between 1753 and 1868--some 8,000 bonds, mentioning a total of 23,000 persons! As is the convention, the data are arranged throughout by the surname of the groom, and each entry provides the name of the bride, the date of the marriage bond or officiant's return, or both, and the names of clergymen, witnesses, and bondsmen.
Marriage Bonds and Other Marriage Records of Amherst County, Virginia, 1763-1800 : Published with Marriage Records of Amherst County, Virginia, 1815-1821, and Subscription for Building St. Mark's Church, Amherst County, Virginia, by Lenora Higginbotham Sweeny
Marriage Records of Washington County, Tennessee, 1787-1840
Washington County originally embraced all of what is now Tennessee, but in 1790, perhaps earlier, it embraced the present northeast counties of Carter, Washington, and Unicoi. These Washington County marriage records are arranged chronologically from September 19, 1787 to December 31, 1840 and name a total of about 4,500 men and women. Additional information includes the exact date of the bond and the name of the bondsman. All names--brides, grooms, and bondsmen--are listed in alphabetical order in the index for quick and easy reference.
Early Lutheran Baptisms and Marriages in Southeastern Pennsylvania :
The Records of Rev. John Casper Stoever from 1730 to 1779
One of the first clergymen to serve the early Pennsylvania-German settlers, John Casper Stoever maintained a ministry in southeastern Pennsylvania for a period of fifty years, during which time he kept a record of the baptisms and marriages he performed in his missionary travels. Stoever's journal, which was written in German, was translated and published in a limited edition, without an index, in 1896. Copies of the work have been eagerly sought after but have not been available for years, for which reason we are pleased to publish this reprint edition, adding to it the index so sadly lacking in the original.
Washington County, Ohio Marriages, 1789-1840
When it was created in 1788, Washington County covered nearly half of the present state of Ohio. The records in this book are for marriages in this vast area. They consist of a complete list of 3,600 brides and grooms, with places of residence, marriage dates, names of officiating ministers, and page references to the original record books for the period 1789 to 1840. Includes a brides' index.
The Jacob Engelbrecht marriage ledger of Frederick County, Maryland, 1820-1890
Jacob Engelbrecht is a leading authority on the history of Frederick County, Maryland and has published several works of the records in Frederick Co, MD.
Kentucky Vital Records: Marriages 1780-1920, Selected Counties
by Ancestry.Inc.
Marriage Notices from Washington Co. Ny Newspapers, 1799-1880
by Mary Smith Jackson

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