Do you have English ancestors? Explore Boyd’s Marriage Index, a collection of names for English marriages copied from local parish marriage registers, Bishops’ Transcripts and marriage licences, from when marriage registration began to be mandatory in 1538 to 1840. The marriage record entries contain the first and last name of the bride and groom, the year, county and parish where the marriage took place.
Each record includes a transcript of the original record. The information contained in the records varies however you may be able to find out a combination of the following:
Spouse’s first name(s)
Spouse’s last name
Boyd's Marriage Index is a collection of names for English marriages copied from local parish marriage registers, Bishops' Transcripts and marriage licences, from when marriage registration began to be mandatory in 1538 to 1840. Registers from more than 4,300 parishes have been indexed, totalling 5,648,473 names for this index.
Boyd's Marriage Index is also especially helpful to family historians researching Yorkshire, Cambridge or East Anglian ancestry due to the thorough collections made by these parishes. Although all counties in England are included, none are entirely complete.
Begin your search broadly with just a first and last name.
You can narrow your results if needed by adding a year, place, or spouse’s name.