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Marriage Records, May 1848 - May 1878

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The current index contains approximately 149,645 records filed with the Secretary of State from May 1848 through 31 May 1878. 

Data entry is complete and includes exact date and location of marriage verified from the original county returns. 

Search by groom and/or bride, county of registration, and/or year of marriage.

Entering the initial letter or string of letters into the Name Fields will return all records beginning with that string. Names are entered exactly as recorded in the original records. Searching alternate spelling is advised.

To truncate a search term, do a keyword search, remove the ending of the word, and add an asterisk (*) to the end of the word.

Results are limited to 500 records, and may be sorted by clicking on the title of each column.

New Jersey required state level filing of marriage records beginning from 1 May 1848.  These records, previously maintained by the Department of Health's Bureau of Vital Statistics, were transferred to the State Archives in 1965.

Marriages were recorded at the county level beginning in 1795.  Our County Marriage Records catalog page has information about county marriage records held at the State Archives. 

To order copies from this database click "Select" next to each record. 
A list of selected records appears at the bottom of the page.  Click "Print Order Form".
A maximum of 10 Records may be selected per request Please read the instructions on the order form carefully.

Groom's Last Name:
Groom's First Name:
Bride's Last Name:
Bride's First Name:

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