English Marriage Dates

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1538-June 1837

Since marriages were recorded in the area where they occurred, it's best to know a location and approximate date before you search. The Church of England began recording marriages as early as 1538. Read more about [[marriage records...|marriage records...]]

July 1837-present

The government recorded marriage records during this time. A couple could choose to marry in their religious denomination. The distict registrar, or a person he appointed, attended the wedding to insure that the marriage was properly recorded. The couple could choose to be married in the record office. Read more about [[marriages...|marriages...]]