Western North Carolina Families - Riddle Genealogical Enterprises

What are Marriage Records? How can I use them?

Marriage bonds were used in North Carolina as a legal record of marriage until 1868. Marriage licenses were used from that time until the present.

What Information can I find in a Marriage Record?

Marriage records usually contain:

  • groom's name
  • bride's name
  • date
  • name of official/title
  • witnesses

Individual publications may have additional information.