US Marriages Collection

US Marriages Collection

In 2016/17, we'll be releasing the largest online collection of US marriage records, spanning centuries of American history and over 100 million "I do's". Find out more about this landmark release and why, from this day forward, Findmypast is your family history companion

What's in the collection?

What's in the collection?

Our US marriages collection spans 350 years of American history - 1650-2010 - and comprises over 100 million records, 450+ million names from 2,800 of the 3,000 counties in the United States. Within the records you can discover the Bride & Groom’s ages, occupations, place of residence and even find out about the parents and witnesses at the wedding to help expand your family tree further.

Why is this release significant?

Why is this release significant?

Marriage records are among the most fundamental for anyone building their family tree. With the next US census four years away, this record set will be one of the few large-volume releases in the US before 2020. The majority of the records are exclusive to Findmypast and were collected across thousands of counties in a process that has taken almost a century. It’s a unique glimpse into the marriages that made America.

How to make a start on searching

How to make a start on searching

Searching is simple – start with the most recent marriage in your family history, adding as much as you know about the names, dates of birth and places of marriage of the people you're looking for. Once you've found your relatives in our marriage records and added them to your family tree, you're all set to search the rest of our records.

Add your findings to your tree

Add your findings to your tree

To make a start on your tree, or to upload your GEDCOM, just visit the tree link at the top of the page. The information you add won't just sit there, our Hints feature will scour the records in the background, suggesting potential matches in our collections to the individuals you have in your tree.

Can't find who you're looking for?

Can't find who you're looking for?

If you can't find what you're looking for, don't worry. We'll be adding millions of records to the collection on a regular basis, so the chances are that your ancestors will be included in future updates. Add your family tree to Findmypast and as new records are added, our Hints feature will automatically scan the records and notify you of potential matches.