Marriage Certificates

Marriage Certificates are a formal record of the marriage of spouses, and typically include the date and place of marriage together with information about parents, witnesses, and ministers involved in the service.

For family historians researching ancestors in the UK, each General Register Office holds publicly available Marriage Certificates for virtually every couple married since the middle of 1837. They also hold Birth Certificates and Death Certificates. Prior to formal registration of marriages, usually only Marriage Records are available.

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