Friday, 15 February 2019

FindMyPast adds 23m records to US Marriage collection

1910 Affadivit for License to Marry, New York
Click for expanded view.
FindMyPast has added a cool 23 million records to its existing United States Marriages collection. The additions include records from 46 states and span nearly 450 years dating back to 16th-century Massachusetts.

While some of these records offer only a transcript, about half provide both a transcript and an image of the original document. All kinds of record types feature in the collection, including applications, licenses, certificates, intentions to marry, registers, bonds, and affidavits, plus a small collections of banns records. As such, the information provided by each record varies, but most give date and place for both bride and groom, as well as both sets of parents.

With this top-up, FindMyPast's United States Marriages (and Divorces) collection contains more than 214 million records.