Marriage Index: District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, 1740-1920

This resource contains information on approximately 250,000 individuals who were married between 1740 and 1920 in select Mid-Atlantic states. Marriage indexes can save you research time by telling you that a particular marriage record containing your ancestor’s name exists. With the information provided, you may be able to find a newspaper announcement, which may provide more details about the bride, groom, and their families.

Once you have the details provided by the marriage index on this resource, you may be able to contact the county in which the marriage took place to request a copy of the original marriage record. Original marriage records can often provide you with more information, such as the names and birthplaces of the bride’s and groom’s parents, addresses of the bride and groom, information about previous marriages, and witnesses’ names.

Listings Include:

  • Full names of both spouses.
  • Date of the marriage.
  • Township in which the marriage was recorded.
  • Location of the Family History Library microfilm, microfiche, or book referencing the marriage.