Ghana, Accra, Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description

This collection includes marriage records from Accra, Ghana, covering the years 1863 to 2003.

The records were acquired from the Public Records and Archives Administration (PRAA) and are both typed and handwritten in printed forms.

For a list of record categories currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Public Records and Archives Administration Department (PRAA). Marriage Records. PRAA. Accra, Ghana.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These Marriage Records generally contain the following information:

  • Name and age of husband
  • Residence of husband
  • Name and age of wife
  • Residence of wife
  • Date and Place of Marriage
  • Other existing marriages of husband
  • Condition of wife (Spinster or Divorcee)
  • Names of witnesses

How to Use the Record

To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of Ancestor
  • Birth year

Search the Collection

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Record Type" category
⇒Select the "Dates and Volume" category which will take you to the images.

Look at each image one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Using the Information

When you have found the information that you are looking for, the following will help you in your research:

  • Use the age to calculate the birth year.

Known Issues with This Collection

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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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Contributions to This Article

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Citing Family Search Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Ghana, Accra, Marriages, 1863-2003,” images, FamilySearch ( accessed 14 May 2012), Divorce Records > Dates and Volumes > 1979-1987 (no 2, 149-1-141) > image 32 of 99 images, Edward Frimpong and Linda Nyonko Frimpong, Divorce Records, 1883; citing Ghana, Accra, Marriages. Accra, Ghana.