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Findmypast’s collection of U.S. marriage records will be free until Valentine’s Day, so time is running out to get the most of them. Register (no credit card needed) and begin exploring today!
In 2016, Findmypast will release more North American records than ever before, including 100 million marriage records - many of which have never been indexed and available online.
The first batch hit the site last week, totaling 33 million records. In honor of the true love that united your ancestors, the entire set has been opened up for free until Valentine's Day.
What states have the most records?
Once all is said and done, all states except South Dakota will be represented in the 100 million records. Approximately 450 million names in total will be included.
In this first batch of 33 million records, here are the top ten states with the most records:
• Tennessee (1790-1950)
• Ohio (1789-2013)
• Pennsylvania (1885-1950)
• Iowa (1838-1934)
• Alabama (1809-1950)
• North Carolina (1762-1979)
• Texas (1837-1977)
• Florida (1830-1993)
• Massachusetts (1841-1915)
• Oklahoma (1890-1995)
In total, 26 U.S. states (and the District of Columbia) are included in this release:
Information found in these marriage records could also be key to tracing your heritage beyond America. If you have ancestry from Ireland, Findmypast Irish records, the largest collection available online, will be vital to tracing your family's history further back than ever before.
The key link here is using our passenger lists and other immigration records to link your family history to the other side of the Atlantic.
Remember, if you didn't find anything today, Findmypast will be releasing another 70 million records in this set in the coming months and are confident your family will be included once the set is complete.
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