Find your ancestors in California, County Marriages, 1850-1952

Explore these marriage records and uncover new information about your ancestors who were married in the state of California, on the west coast of the United States. Learn their age and their exact date of marriage, crucial facts for expanding your genealogical research.

What can these records tell me?

There are over 3.8 million records in this collection and each represents a person married in the state of California over the course of a century. While the information for each marriage varies, California county marriages 1850-1952 usually includes:

  • First and last name
  • Age
  • Birth year
  • Marriage year
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Spouse’s first and last name
  • Spouse’s age
  • Spouse’s birth year
  • Discover more about California county marriages 1850-1952

    These records date back to when California first became a state in 1850, and continue up through the middle of the 20th century. Since achieving statehood, information about marriages in California was recorded on the local level by the county clerk. The century covered in these records saw a massive population increase in the state, with the population increasing by almost 100-fold to over 10 million people in 1950.

    Use these records to discover new details about the joining of your ancestral families that occurred in California. These records provide many of the vital facts that you need to fill in your family history and continue your family history research.

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