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 and only
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 for descriptions of the
marriage certificate and marriage license holdings at those two repositories.

Joy Rich
Brooklyn, NY

Subject: NYC marriage certificates
From: "Denise Azbill" <>
Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2006 19:02:32 -0700
X-Message-Number: 13

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

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