Monday, 10 February 2014

Free access to York Marriage Bonds and Allegations Index

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Search and access York Marriage Bonds and Allegations Index totally free for the whole of Valentines Day

This Index to The Dean and Chapter of York's Marriage Bonds and Allegations (Applications for marriage without Banns), covers the years 1613 to 1839 and contains over 150,000 marriage licences (over 300,000 names). The Archbishop of York granted marriage licences for the Diocese of York and the remainder of the Northern province when more than one jurisdiction was involved. Although the Index mainly covers places in Yorkshire it also includes 5 parishes in Lancashire, 6 parishes in Northumberland and 94 parishes in Nottinghamshire.

Information in Origins index includes: Names, Place of residence, Age, Date and place of Marriage.

Information in the actual marriage bond or allegation can also include: the couple's names, date on which the bond was taken out, name of bondsmen, occupations, ages, parishes and the church named for the ceremony.

Digital copies of the original documents can be ordered from The Borthwick Institute for Archives via the index. Original documents are provided as digitised images, sent by email.

Search York Marriage Bonds and Allegations Index 1613-1839

Free access will run from Friday 14 February 2014, 00:01, until Saturday 15 February 2014, 08:00 GMT.

(With thanks to Maggie Loughran)


My latest genealogy books are Tracing Your Family History on the Internet (2nd ed), Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records, and Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet. My next Pharos course is Scottish Research Online, which commences Feb 27th 2014, 5 weeks, price £45.99.

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