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New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
New Jersey, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Marriage Records
Collection years 1670-1980
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection consists of an index to selected marriage records located at the New Jersey State Library and to marriage card indexes created by the Gloucester County Historical Society, the Salem County Historical Society and the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. Marriage records are for the years 1670 to 1980.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Marriage

  • The names of the bride and groom:
  • Age
  • Date of Birth
  • Birthplace
  • Full name of father
  • Full name of mother (usually maiden name)
  • Marital status
  • Previous spouse(s)
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Race

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of marriage
  • The place of marriage
  • The name of the intended spouse

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the information from the marriage record to locate the family in census records
  • Use the information from the marriage record to locate the family in church records
  • Use the information from the marriage record to locate the family in land records
  • Use the information from the marriage record to locate the family in additional county and town records

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names
  • Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of New Jersey.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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