Source:West Virginia, United States. West Virginia Marriages Index, 1785-1971

Source West Virginia Marriages Index, 1785-1971
Place West Virginia, United States
Year range 1785 - 1971
Subject Vital records
Publication information
Type Government / Church records
West Virginia, United States. West Virginia Marriages Index, 1785-1971.

Found at Ancestry at West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971

Original data:

"West Virginia Marriages, 1853–1970." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2008, 2009. Digital images of originals housed in County Courthouses in various counties throughout West Virginia. Marriage records.

"Beginning in 1853 Virginia law (which still applied to counties that would make up West Virginia) required counties to issue marriage licenses and record marriages in registers. Prior to this, Virginia law required that church marriages be recorded in registers, and starting in 1780, copies of these registers had to be forwarded to civil authorities. Details contained in this index were extracted from these county marriage records, which include bonds, applications, licenses, register entries, and returns."