Find your ancestors in United States marriages

What can these records tell me?

This collection contains all the United States marriage records that are currently on Findmypast. The records date from the 17th century to the 20th century. Records will continue to be added to this collection as they are obtained. There are both images and transcripts in this collection; however, some records only provide a transcript. Various marriage record types are included: applications, licenses, certificates, intentions to marry, registers, bonds, and affidavits. Based on the type of record and where it was created, the amount of available information will vary. However, most transcripts will provide the following details:

  • Full name
  • Sex
  • Marital status
  • Age
  • Birth year
  • Father’s full name
  • Mother’s full name
  • Marriage year
  • Spouse’s full name
  • Spouse’s sex
  • Spouse’s marital status
  • Spouse’s age
  • Spouse’s birth year
  • Spouse’s father’s full name
  • Spouse’s mother’s full name
  • Place
  • County

Please note that some individuals will appear multiple times in the results. This is due to the fact that occasionally several different authorities would record a marriage, which resulted in multiple records for an individual’s marriage. These records, however, are not duplicates, strictly speaking; each record may contain slightly different information.

Additionally, you can use the place field search to search by any place mentioned in a transcript, including places of birth where recorded. Searching using the state or county fields will search only marriage locations.

When available, images will often include additional details about your ancestor’s marriage.