New York State Marriage Index available for free online

For those during research in New York State, an early holiday gift has been delivered by the not-for-profit group, Reclaim the Records, recently announced that a portion of the New York State Marriage Index is now available online for free.

Previously, this index could only be accessed by using microfiche cards available in 11 public libraries and the National Archives in New York City. Currently the years available online are from 1881-1952. In the next few months the index in continue to 1965.

Most of the years are searchable alphabetically by surname and brides and grooms are combined in the same annual file. There are some years where the brides and grooms names are in separate indexes and there are also some years where the listing is by Soundex code and not alphabetical.

The index has been uploaded on the website Internet Archive. To start searching, go to: https://archive.org/details/nymarriageindex

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