Source Information

New York City Department of Records
Ancestry.com. New York, New York, Extracted Marriage Index, 1866-1937 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data: Index to New York City Marriages, 1866-1937. Indices prepared by the Italian Genealogical Group and the German Genealogy Group, and used with permission of the New York City Department of Records/Municipal Archives.

About New York, New York, Extracted Marriage Index, 1866-1937

Vital records are a cornerstone of family history research because they were typically created at or near the time of the event, making the record more likely to be accurate. This collection consists of indexes to marriages reported to the Health Department in the five Boroughs of New York City prior to 1938.

Note that the index collection is not complete. The following are the currently available marriage record indexes:

Brides

  • Bronx, 1898 - 1937
  • Brooklyn, 1871 - 1937
  • Manhattan, 1866 - 1937
  • Queens, 1905 - 1937
  • Richmond, 1898 - 1937

Grooms

  • Bronx, 1898 - 1937
  • Brooklyn, 1866 - 1937
  • Manhattan, 1865 - 1937
  • Queens, 1905 - 1937
  • Richmond, 1898 - 1937

Obtaining Copies of the Records Visit the Department of Records/Municipal Archives website, www.nyc.gov/records (click on family history research) for information and instructions on how to view and/or obtain copies of marriage records identified in the index, and to view a complete list of all extant marriage records.

The index for this collection is being completed by volunteers and will be updated from time to time.