Philadelphia Marriage Index 1885-1951 Online

Last month we told you about the Philadelphia Death Certificates 1803-1915 going online.

This week FamilySearchLabs.org has put up more data. The indexes to Philadelphia Marriages 1885-1951 are now online. Click Here to search them.

Genealogists can page through this index to find the date and marriage license certificate number for their ancestor’s marriage.

The index is divided into five sections: 1885-1916; 1917-1938; 1939-1942; 1943-1946; and 1947-1951.

Simply select the time period you want to search and browse the index to locate your ancestor.

The Philadelphia Inquirer 1860-1922 along with over 280 Philadelphia and Pennsylvania newspapers from the colonial period right up to today are already online at GenealogyBank

It’s a great day for genealogy!

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Written by Thomas Jay Kemp

Thomas Jay Kemp

Thomas Jay Kemp is the Director of Genealogy Products at GenealogyBank. Tom Kemp is an internationally known librarian and archivist – he is the author of over 35 genealogy books and hundreds of articles about genealogy and family history.

He previously served as the Chair of the National Council of Library & Information Associations (Washington, DC) and as Library Director of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

An active genealogist, he has been working on his own family history for 47 years. With the rapidly growing online archives at GenealogyBank – it is a great day for genealogy!

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3 thoughts on “Philadelphia Marriage Index 1885-1951 Online

  1. A lot of great info in the index file – enough to leave you wondering if and when the original images will be available on line.

    John Dunham

  2. It is really great that the Philadelphia Marriage Index records are available online. My only question is, once you’ve found a particular marriage record of interest, where can one order a photocopy of the desired Philadelphia marriage record?

  3. I did find several marriage records that are family. To gain access to those records would cost me big $$$, per my call to the Philadelphia Marriage Bureau, even though I had done the name search & had the license number.
    Called the Bureau in August, & was told to wait, & call back in Sept., as a genealogy conference was going on, & that there'd probably be changes to the fee(s) charged. If anything, the fee went up!

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