Substitute Records for United States Marriage Information

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Marriage Information Substitutes


  • NEWSPAPERS ANNOUNCEMENTS such as wedding announcements or golden anniversaries will include marriage information
  • CHURCH RECORDS will list maiden name of spouse as well as date and place of marriage
  • OBITUARIES may include the name of a surviving spouse and later obituaries may also include date and place of marriage
  • MILITARY RECORDS especially pensions for widows may include name of spouse as well as date and place of marriage
  • DEATH RECORDS may include the name of spouse and whether married, widowed, or divorced
  • CENSUS RECORDS after 1850 may list the first names of spouse and censuses in the twentieth century include information such as number of years married
  • BIBLE RECORDS may include dates of marriage as well as the maiden name of spouses