Find your ancestors in District of Columbia marriages, 1830-1921

Discover your family in marriage records from the District of Columbia, the capital of the United States, from the years 1830 to 1921. Learn new details about your ancestors you may not have known previously, like their family relations and exact date of marriage.

What can these records tell me?

The more than 480,000 records in this collection each includes a transcript and identifies a marriage that was performed in the city of Washington, District of Columbia, during the 19th and 20th centuries. While the information for each marriage varies, District of Columbia marriages 1830-1921 typically includes:

  • First and last name
  • Marriage year
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Age
  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Spouse’s first and last name
  • Spouse’s age
  • Discover more about District of Columbia marriages, 1830-1921

    The records in this collection provide information about marriages performed in the District of Columbia between 1830 and 1921. Marriages were registered by the district as early as 1811, but registrations became more common over the years. Some marriages occurred outside of the District of Columbia but were then registered later in the city. Additionally you may find duplicates in these search results, as entries are often created for each individual mentioned on a record, including parents' names and spouse's parents' names.

    Use these records to learn new facts about your ancestor that can help to enrich and expand your family history. The information you uncover can then be used to find your ancestor in our other collections from the District of Columbia.

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