JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NYC marriage certificates #general
Joy Rich <joyrichny@...>
Denise, the entries in the Italian Genealogical Group's and the German
Genealogy Group's online indexes for brides and for grooms are >from the
Department of Health's indexes at the Municipal Archives. The online
indexes don't include marriage licenses >from the City Clerk's Office.
The website of the Municipal Archives at
includes its holdings for Department of Health marriage certificates, not
for marriage licenses >from the City Clerk's Office.
Since your relatives' first son was born sometime in 1908, they may have
gotten married in 1908. If they did, they may have gotten a marriage
certificate >from the Department of Health, a marriage license >from the City
Clerk, or both.
Please see the listings for the City Clerk's Office Marriage License Bureau
and the Municipal Archives on the IAJGS conference website at
http://www.jgsny2006.org/research.cfm#manhattan for descriptions of the
marriage certificate and marriage license holdings at those two repositories.
Subject: NYC marriage certificates
From: "Denise Azbill" <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2006 19:02:32 -0700
I have been looking for about two years for a marriage record for my
great-uncle and his wife, who I know were married in NYC, probably the
Bronx. Their first son was born in 1908 in the Bronx. I know my
great-uncle came to the US as a single man, >from the EIDB (I can't find his
wife in the EIDB). I've looked in the ItalianGen and GermanGen databases to
no avail, and sent for a record >from the Municipal Archives of NYC. They
told me there wasn't one. I also looked through the marriage records for
all five boroughs >from about 1904-1908 through the LDS FHC. I'm a bit
confused about the records >from the City Clerk's office, as they say any
marriage record before 1950 would be at the Municipal Archives. Any ideas
are greatly appreciated.
Denise Weidenfeld Azbill
Las Vegas, NV