Great Britain Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988
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Record Description
Record Type Marriages
Collection years 1797-1988
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What is in This Collection?

This index is an index of marriages in Great Britain for the years 1797 to 1988. It 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 names of the bride and groom
  • Date of marriage
  • Place of marriage

The records may also contain:

  • Marital status
  • Birth years
  • Ages
  • Names of the fathers

Collection Content

Sample of indexed information:

John Smith Mentioned in the record of John Smith and Rose Amy Twine
Name John Smith
Birth Date 1903
Age 28
Spouse's Name Rose Amy Twine
Spouse's Birth Date 1905
Spouse's Age 26
Event Date 12 Sep 1931
Event Place St. Aldhelm'S, Bedminster, Somerset, England
Father's Name John Smith
Spouse's Father's Name George Twine

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name or names of the bride and groom
  • The approximate date of marriage

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?

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

  • Look at an image of the original record, if possible. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index
  • Use the information to find other records such as birth, death, or census records
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname, unless the surname is a common surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records
  • Witnesses or bondsmen listed on the marriage were usually relatives

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

  • Try viewing any original indexes to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.
  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames, middles name, or an abbreviation of their given name

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Citing This Collection

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

"Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Record Citation:
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