Valuable Records for Connecting Families
Marriage records, often recorded by county clerks in beautiful ledgers, have valuable data that many records do not have—the wife’s maiden name and her parents. This information was not generally captured in earlier census records or other government documents. As people fill in the branches of their family tree, it is often the lines of the women that are harder to fill in. Marriage records in this project will help many people fill in their family trees. Fueled by the joy of discovering fascinating surprises from their own family history, volunteer indexers are excited to join the cause of indexing U.S. marriages.
When complete, the index and images will be available to findmypast subscribers and LDS members with FamilySearch.org accounts. Free access for everyone will be available at family history centers all over the world.
Please note: The marriages project does not diminish the ongoing, critical need for records in non-English languages. If you have begun using your language skills to help in this area, please be thoughtful as you consider how you can best contribute at this time.