- Barber, Gertrude A., comp. Marriages taken from the "Brooklyn Eagle." Volumes 1-14. n.p.: n.p., 1963-66.
- Barber, Gertrude A., comp. Marriages taken from the New York Evening Post. Volumes 1-7. n.p.: n.p., 1933-??.
Gertrude A. Barber created two multi-volume series of extracts of marriages recorded in two New York newspapers. One series is of marriages recorded in the "Brooklyn Eagle" and the other of marriages recorded in the "New York Evening Post." This database is an index to these extracts, with corresponding images. The extracts from the "Brooklyn Eagle" cover the years 1841-1880 and the extracts from the "New York Evening Post" cover the years 1801-1837.
The amount of information included in this database varies according to the amount of information provided in the original record. The following pieces of information may be recorded for an entry:
- Names of bride and groom
- Date of marriage
- Date record appeared in the newspaper
- Name of newspaper in which the marriage appeared in
- Name of reverend who performed the marriage
- Name of bride's father
- Name of church where the ceremony took place
- Residence of bride and groom
It is important that you use the information found in this database to locate your ancestor in the original record that this database references as more information may be available about your ancestor in the original newspaper entry. Begin by locating a copy of the newspaper. Check with local New York libraries to see if they have copies of the newspaper. Once a copy of the paper is found, if you do not live in the New York area and cannot easily visit the library in person, microfilm copies of the newspaper may be able to be sent to your local library through the Inter Library Loan (ILL) program.
Additional information found in the original entry may be able to lead you to other records and further research. As the keeping of vital records by the state of New York did not officially begin until 1880, a newspaper recording of a vital event may act as a vital record substitute and as documentation of that event.