Source Information

Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, County Marriage Records, 1845-1963 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.
Original data: Pennsylvania County Marriages, 1845-1963. Various Counties (155 Rolls). Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

About Pennsylvania, County Marriage Records, 1845-1963

Marriage licenses have been issued by the Clerk of Orphans Court at each county courthouse since September 30, 1885. This collection includes marriage records from various counties beginning in 1845 through 1963.

Marriage certificates recorded the following details:

  • name of the groom and bride
  • marriage place
  • gender and race
  • age and date of birth
  • parents' names
  • certificate number

This database contains records from the following counties: Adams, Allegheny, Clarion, Clearfield, Fulton, Montgomery, Potter, and Snyder.