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Marriage Records, May 1848 - December 1900

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This database indexes approximately 492,000 marriage records filed with the State of New Jersey from 1 May 1848 through 31 December 1900. Records from May 1848-May 1878 are from a ledger book, while records from June 1878-December 1900 are individual marriage certificates.

May 1848-May 1878

Complete records include the name, age, and residence of the bride and groom, the parents' names, the date and place of marriage, the officiant, and the groom's occupation. Citations for these records will be in book and page format.

June 1878-December 1900

Complete records include the name, age, country of birth, occupation, number of marriages, and residence of the bride and groom, name and country of birth of the parents, the date and place of marriage, and the officiant. Citations for these records will in drawer, place code, and certificate number format.

Note that marriages were also recorded at the county level from 1795 - 1878. County marriage returns typically record only the marrying parties, date, and officiant. Consult our County Marriage Records catalog page for further information about our holdings of county records.

This index may be searched by any combination of first name, last name, the county of registration, and/or year of the marriage. Results are limited to 500 records per search.

Entering the initial letter or string of letters into the name fields will return all records beginning with that string. To search a string within a name use the wildcard character * followed by the string. For example, the surname "Smith" may be searched to include the variant "Smyth" by entering "Sm*th" in last name field. To sort the search results click on the header of each column.

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