North Carolina Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
North Carolina, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Marriage Index
Collection years 1759-1979
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What is in This Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1759 to 1979. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The records in this collection include the following information:

  • Name
  • Name of spouse
  • Marriage date and place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The records may also contain the following:

  • Parents' names
  • Date and place of birth
  • Spouse's date and place of birth
  • Age
  • Marital status
  • Race

Collection Content

Coverage Table and Map

A coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article North Carolina Marriages, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records).

To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of North Carolina marriages, click here.

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

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

Search the Index

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

How Do I Analyze the Results?

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?

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

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the information found to search for the family in census records
  • Use the information found to search for the family in church records
  • Use the information found to search for the family in additional state and county records

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • 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
  • Consult the North Carolina Record Finder to find other records

Known Issues with This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.


Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation

"North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 3 February 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Record Citation:
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