Over 10 million new records containing approximately 45 million new names have just been added to our collection of United States Marriage Records including substantial new additions from Indiana, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Maine.
Released in partnership with FamilySearch international, these latest additions mark the second phase of efforts to create the single largest online collection of U.S. marriage records in history. The first phase was released in February 2016 and contained over 33 million records.
Covering 360 years of marriages from 1650-2010, when complete this landmark collection will contain at least 100 million records and more than 450 million names from 2,800 counties across America. More than 60 percent of these marriage records have never before been published online and when complete, this collection will only be found in its entirety exclusively on Findmypast.
The records include transcripts and images of the original documents that list marriage date, the names of the bride and groom, birthplace, birth date, age, residence as well as fathers' and mothers' names. Additionally, you can use the place field search to search by any place mentioned in a transcript, including places of birth were 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.