Source Information

Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1633-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Original data: Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp. Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850. With some noted exceptions all marriage records in this collection can be found at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and may be available through Family History Centers throughout the United States. See table below for information listed.

About Massachusetts, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1633-1850

This database is an index to approximately 838,000 individuals who were married in select areas of Massachusetts between 1633 and 1850. A complete list of which counties are included and the years for which there are records represented in this index is provided below. Information that may be found in this database for each individual includes:

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Spouse's name
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage location
  • Source

Marriage records are great sources for genealogists because they document an individual in a particular place and time as well as provide details about that person's marriage.

It is important that you use the information found in this database to locate your ancestor in the original records that this index references. Usually more information is available in the records themselves than is found in an index. For example, marriage records sometimes provide the birth dates and places of the bride and groom, their parents' names, their addresses, and witnesses' names, in addition to the information listed in this index.

Where to Find Marriage Records:

While marriage records can usually be found in county courthouses or town records, copies are often located in the state archives, libraries, or historical societies. The specific office in a county courthouse where marriage records may be kept varies from county clerk to probate clerk. Actual records are kept in a variety of forms, primarily as marriage bonds or marriage licenses. These records usually indicate where a bride and groom were wed and details of the ceremony.

What's Included in this Database:

The following is a list of the towns, arranged by county, that are included in this index:

FHL - Indicates Family History Library Microfilm number, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Also available through Family History Centers throughout the United States.

TownCountyYears Covered in this DatabaseSource
BREWSTERBarnstable1828-1849Town Records - (FHL # 0905415)
FALMOUTHBarnstable1669 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0775838, 0904589, & 0904590)
HARWICHBarnstable1673 - 1848Town Records at Harwich, MA
PROVINCETOWNBarnstable1844 - 1850Town Records - (FHL # 0779024)
SANDWICHBarnstable1639 - 1850Town Records - (FHL # 0904579)
TRUROBarnstable1710 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0945516)
YARMOUTHBarnstable1674 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0945512)
ALFORDBerkshire1803 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0250283)
BECKETBerkshire1763 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0234606)
CLARKSBURGBerkshire1847 - 1850Town Records - (FHL # 1901646)
DALTONBerkshire1787 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 1902542)
EGREMONTBerkshire1840 - 1850Town Records - (FHL # 1905982)
FLORIDABerkshire1846 - 1850Town Records at Florida, MA
GREAT BARRINGTONBerkshire1761 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 1905678 items 2-7)
HANCOCKBerkshire1785 - 1830Town Records - (FHL # 1901802)
HINSDALEBerkshire1802 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0824072 item 8)
LEEBerkshire1776 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0962278 item 2)
MOUNT WASHINGTONBerkshire1811 - 1850Town Records - (FHL # 1902541)
NEW ASHFORDBerkshire1778 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0234569 item 9)
NEW MARRLOROUGHBerkshire1766 - 1847Town Records - (FHL # 0250275)
NORTH ADAMSBerkshire1786 - 1845Town Records - (FHL # 0234570)
OTISBerkshire1762 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 1902540)
PERUBerkshire1724 - 1848Town Records - (FHL # 1901873)
RICHMONDBerkshire1755 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0250323)
SANDISFIELDBerkshire1742 - 1850Town Records - (FHL # 1728094)
SAVOYBerkshire1797 - 1850Town Records - (FHL # 1902909)
SHEFFIELDBerkshire1797 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0234473)
TYRINGHAMBerkshire1753 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0250272 item 4)
WASHINGTONBerkshire1774 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 1764060)
WESTBerkshire1760 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0899793)
WILLIAMSTOWNBerkshire1763 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0250293)
WINDSORBerkshire1751 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0982307)
ATTLEBOROBristol1695 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 1987017 items 2-6)
DARTMOUTHBristol1667 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0883792)
FAIRHAVENBristol1787 - 1835Town Records - (FHL # 0945965)
FREETOWNBristol1691 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 1993524)
MANSFIELDBristol1734 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0873757)
NEW BEDFORDBristol1754 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 1993939)
NORTONBristol1707 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0899107 & 0899108)
REHOBOTHBristol1646 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0562559)
SWANSEABristol1661 - 1841Town Records - (FHL # 0022366 item 3 & 0903395 items 7 - 8)
TAUNTONBristol1638 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0899100)
WESTPORTBristol1745 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0873749 item 3)
CHILMARKDukes1674 - 1849Town Records - FHL # 0823599 item 3)
EDGARTOWNDukes1682 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0911735 & 0911736)
TISBURYDukes1695 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0911739 & 0911741)
AMESBURYEssex1668 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0599730 item 3)
ANDOVEREssex1647 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0496897)
BEVERLYEssex1659 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0760604)
BRADFORDEssex1668 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0893122 & 0761365)
DANVERSEssex1694 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0758829 & 0876099)
ESSEXEssex1709 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0873749 item 5)
GEORGETOWNEssex1836 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0823686 item 3)
GLOUCESTEREssex1642 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0864859, 0864861, & 0864862)
HAMILTONEssex1793 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0907523)
IPSWICHEssex1635 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0777636)
LAWRENCEEssex1847 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0823722 item 4)
LYNNEssex1652 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0877736 & 0877737)
LYNNFIELDEssex1783 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0760609)
MANCHESTEREssex1675 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0874027)
MARBLEHEADEssex1695 - 1845Town Records - (FHL # 1033778 item 2)
METHUENEssex1714 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0760383 & 0887746)
MIDDLETONEssex1715 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0823676 item 3)
NEWBURYEssex1645 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0886202 item 3)
NEWBURYPORT Essex1764 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0890256)
ROWLEYEssex1639 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0496782)
SALEMEssex1639 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0761210)
SALISBURYEssex1641 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0845110)
SAUGUSEssex1812 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0876128 item 3 - 6)
TOPSFIELDEssex1657 - 1850Town Records - (FHL # 0761323)
WENHAMEssex1655 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0767598)
WEST NEWBURYEssex1819 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0890240)
ASHFIELDFranklin1762 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0902896)
BUCKLANDFranklin1749 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0873740)
CHARLEMONTFranklin1719 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0823648 item 5)
COLRAINFranklin1742 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0873740)
CONWAYFranklin1769 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0903684)
DEERFIELDFranklin1689 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0760648 & 1887384)
ERVINGFranklin1844 - 1850Town Records - (FHL # 1888258)
GILLFranklin1783 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 1887663)
GREENFIELDFranklin1746 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0250326)
HEATHFranklin1760 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0768340)
LEYDENFranklin1844 - 1850Town Records - (FHL # 1888087)
MONTAGUEFranklin1760 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0766948)
NEW SALEMFranklin1748 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 1901627)
SHELBURNEFranklin1681 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0886786)
BRIMFIELDHampden1724 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0223943)
CHESTERHampden1767 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0760646 & 0879889)
CHICOPEEHampden1848 - 1850Town Records - (FHL # 2027067)
GRANVILLEHampden1714 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0185381)
MONTGOMERYHampden1758 - 1850Town Records - (FHL # 0599193)
PALMERHampden1738 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0496645 item 2)
WEST SPRINGFIELDHampden1728 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0496944 items 4 - 5)
CUMMINGTONHampshire1771 - 1850Town Records - (FHL # 0234538)
GOSHENHampshire1844 - 1850Town Records - (FHL # 0760651)
MIDDLEFIELDHampshire1767 - 1850Town Records - (FHL # 0823686 item 4)
PELHAMHampshire1746 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0823579 item 2)
WORTHINGTONHampshire1756 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0496945)
ACTONMiddlesex1734 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0892214 item 2)
ARLINGTONMiddlesex1739 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0874026 item 3)
ASHBYMiddlesex1751 - 1850Town Records - (FHL # 0763902)
ASHLANDMiddlesex1846 - 1850Town Records at Ashland, MA
BEDFORDMiddlesex1730 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0873746)
BILLERICAMiddlesex1654 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0769338 & 0901881)
BOXBOROUGHMiddlesex1778 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0873746)
BURLINGTONMiddlesex1777 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0823764 item 9)
CAMBRIDGEMiddlesex1643 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0496864)
CARLISLEMiddlesex1754 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0823729 item 5)
CHELMSFORDMiddlesex1653 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0962548)
CONCORDMiddlesex1641 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0823762)
DRACUTMiddlesex1697 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0844947 item 3)
DUNSTABLEMiddlesex1680 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0868606)
FRAMINGHAMMiddlesex1695 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0873783)
GROTONMiddlesex1661 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0873746 item 4)
HOLLISTONMiddlesex1729 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0873746 item 3)
HOPKINTONMiddlesex1713 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0954365)
LEXINGTONMiddlesex1654 - 1850Town Records - (FHL # 0962818 item 2)
LINCOLNMiddlesex1748 - 1849 Town Records - (FHL # 0824104)
LITTLETONMiddlesex1743 - 1850Town Records at Littleton, MA
LOWELLMiddlesex1807 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0927928)
MALDENMiddlesex1650 - 1850Town Records - (FHL # 0599728)
MARLBOROUGHMiddlesex1662 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0844943 item 2)
NATICKMiddlesex1718 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0873745)
NEWTONMiddlesex1649 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0745868)
PEPPERELLMiddlesex1747 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0763904)
READINGMiddlesex1649 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0890236)
SHERBORNMiddlesex1679 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0766581)
SHIRLEYMiddlesex1719 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0874025 item 3)
STONEHAMMiddlesex1726 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0775996 & 0904950)
STOWMiddlesex1679 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0873749 item 2)
SUDBURYMiddlesex1639 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0599521 item 4)
TEWKSBURYMiddlesex1737 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0874027 item 4)
TOWNSENDMiddlesex1737 - 1850Town Records - (FHL # 0763905 & 0868717)
TYNGSBOROUGHMiddlesex1700 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0496841)
WAKEFIELDMiddlesex1712 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0599729)
WALTHAMMiddlesex1732 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0873745 item 3)
WAYLANDMiddlesex1688 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0564369 item 2)
WESTFORDMiddlesex1681 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0823579)
WILMINGTONMiddlesex1731 - 1850Town Records - (FHL # 0761324)
WOBURNMiddlesex1641 - 1850Town Records - (FHL # 0761394 & 0859998)
NANTUCKETNantucket1639 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0823704)
BELLINGHAMNorfolk1725 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0901871)
BROOKLINENorfolk1655 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0927366)
COHASSETTNorfolk1722 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0873755 item 4)
DEDHAMNorfolk1844 - 1850Town Records - (FHL # 0593353)
DOVERNorfolk1714 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0873759 item 4)
FOXBOROUGHNorfolk1757 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0769335)
FRANKLINNorfolk1778 - 1850Town Records - (FHL # 1905558)
MEDFIELDNorfolk1653 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0721179)
MEDWAYNorfolk1712 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0901856)
MILTONNorfolk1669 - 1843Town Records - (FHL # 0945618)
SHARONNorfolk1742 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0873757 item 3)
WALPOLENorfolk1725 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 1870925 item 2)
WEYMOUTHNorfolk1655 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0823590 items 2 - 3)
WRENHAMNorfolk1681 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0253249)
ABINGTONPlymouth1712 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0770907 & 0904377)
BRIDGEWATERPlymouth1654 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0164691)
BROCKTONPlymouth 1731 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0873755 item 2)
CARVERPlymouth1655 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0874029 item 3)
DUXBURYPlymouth1644 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0481072)
EAST BRIDGEWATERPlymouth1633 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0873752 item 3)
HALIFAXPlymouth1736 - 1850Town Records - (FHL # 0770906 & 0904375)
HANOVERPlymouth1727 - 1850Town Records - (FHL # 0874289 item 3)
HANSONPlymouth1820 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0423505 & 0845306 item 2)
HULLPlymouth1679 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0423529)
KINGSTONPlymouth1721 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0873752 item 2)
MARSHFIELDPlymouth1642 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0496621 item 2)
MIDDLEBOROUGHPlymouth1748 - 1845Town Records - (FHL # 0945011 & 0945012)
PEMBROKEPlymouth1711 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0423495)
PLYMOUTHPlymouth1662 - 1754Town Records - (FHL # 0416330 - 0416336)
PLYMPTONPlymouth1665 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0874028 item 2)
ROCHESTERPlymouth1687 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0873753)
SCITUATEPlymouth1638 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0496902)
WEST BRIDGEWATERPlymouth1697 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0874035 item 4)
BOSTONSuffolk1700 - 1828Town Records - (FHL # 0818093 - 0818095)
CHARLESTONSuffolk1651 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0740994 & 0740995)
CHELSEASuffolk1655 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0874029)
DORCHESTER Suffolk1656 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0740996)
ROXBURYSuffolk1639 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0741320)
ASHBURNHAMWorcester1756 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0873747)
ATHOLWorcester1746 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0823736)
AUBURNWorcester1778 - 1850Town Records - (FHL # 0757001)
BARREWorcester1739 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0874027)
BERLINWorcester1761 - 1850Town Records - (FHL # 0873748)
BOLTONWorcester1738 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0771314 & 0902012)
BOYLSTONWorcester1784 - 1850Town Records - (FHL # 0873753 item 4)
BROOKFIELDWorcester1704 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0547195)
CHARLTONWorcester1756 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0860661)
DANAWorcester1801 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0186145)
DOUGLASWorcester1748 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0873751)
DUDLEYWorcester1732 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0873747 item 3)
FITCHBURGWorcester1844 - 1850Town Records - (FHL # 0756537)
GARDNERWorcester1786 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0758482)
GRAFTONWorcester1729 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0873747 item 4)
HARDWICKWorcester1737 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0873754 item 3)
HARVARDWorcester1732 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0903680)
HOLDENWorcester1743 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0721196)
HUBBARDSTONWorcester1779 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0759552)
LANCASTERWorcester1712 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0547550)
LEICESTERWorcester1722 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0858547)
LEOMINSTERWorcester1741 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0874029)
MENDONWorcester1668 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0599198)
MILFORDWorcester1743 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0874025)
MILLBURYWorcester1813 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0758489)
NEW BRAINTREEWorcester1755 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0873748 item 2)
NORTHBOROUGHWorcester1766 - 1850Town Records - (FHL # 0775948)
NORTH BROOKFIELDWorcester1850 - 1850Town Records at North Brookfield, MA
NORTHBRIDGEWorcester1772 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0763664)
OAKHAMWorcester1766 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0873751 item 2)
OXFORDWorcester1718 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0754010)
PETERSHAMWorcester1739 - 1850Town Records - (FHL # 0874028 item 3)
PHILLIPSTONWorcester1787 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0763663)
PRINCETONWorcester1761 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0873748 item 3)
ROYALSTONWorcester1748 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0599761 item 4)
RUTLANDWorcester1720 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0754014)
SHREWSBURYWorcester1720 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0759526)
SOUTHBRIDGEWorcester1816 - 1850Town Records - (FHL # 0763665)
SOUTHBOROUGHWorcester1731 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0872751 item 6)
SPENCERWorcester1739 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0874027 item 2)
STERLINGWorcester1781 - 1846Town Records - (FHL # 0721193)
STURBRIDGEWorcester1736 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0757003)
SUTTONWorcester1717 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0721190)
TEMPLETONWorcester1762 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0759548)
UPTONWorcester1736 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0758483)
UXBRIDGEWorcester1717 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0758485)
WARRENWorcester1740 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0369735)
WEBSTERWorcester1834 - 1850Town Records - (FHL # 1059956)
WEST BOYLSTONWorcester1741 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0754009)
WESTBOROUGHWorcester1719 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0758488)
WESTMINSTERWorcester1752 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0873751 item 5)
WINCHENDONWorcester1757 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0873759 item 3)
WORCESTERWorcester1686 - 1849Town Records - (FHL # 0864090)