The Resource Henrico County (Va.) Marriage Registers, Nos. 2 and 3

Henrico County (Va.) Marriage Registers, Nos. 2 and 3

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Henrico County (Va.) Marriage Registers, Nos. 2 and 3, 1853-1920
Title
Henrico County (Va.) Marriage Registers, Nos. 2 and 3
Inclusive dates
1853-1920
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Henrico County (Va.) Marriage Register No. 2, 1853-1897, is a list of marriages celebrated in the county and recorded by the county clerk. The following information is found: the date and place of marriage, the full names of both parties, the age and condition of parties before marriage, their birth places, their places of residence, the names of their parents, the occupation of the husband, the name of the person performing the marriage ceremony and any remarks associated with the marriage such as the race of the couple or the minister's denomination (beginning in 1859). The entries are numbered consecutively within a given year. The volume indicates an influx of immigrants from Ireland, Italy and Germany into the City of Richmond beginning in 1853 and continuing into the 1890s. Free African American and African American marriages, 1854-1897, are noted in the remarks section and later with an abbreviation or (c) next to their names. A marriage certificate, dated 1863, from a local minister is found on page 10. An internal index, A-Z, is unnumbered. This index is arranged alphabetically by the groom's surname according to the page number in the volume. Register No. 2 is also found on Microfilm Reels 89 and 196
  • Henrico County (Va.) Marriage Register No. 3, 1897-1920, is a list of marriages celebrated in the county and recorded by the county clerk. The volume includes the same information as Marriage Register No. 2 except for some informational additions and deletions. Additional information includes the date of the marriage license and the race of the parties (whether white or colored.) Unlike the previous volume, the minister's denomination is not noted and there is no internal index. This register is found only on Microfilm Reel 196
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Biographical or historical data
  • Henrico County was one of the eight original shires, or counties, first enumerated in 1634. The county was named for Henry, Prince of Wales, eldest son of James I.
  • In 1853, the General Assembly passed a law requiring the systematic statewide recording of vital statistics. The marriage register, still compiled by the county clerk from ministers' returns and other original marriage records, became more standardized and comprehensive. In Virginia, a statewide index of marriage records was compiled from 1853-1935.
  • The original records, from which this register was compiled, were created by the County Court until 1904. After this date, marriages were recorded in the Circuit Court.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
  • These volumes are found at the State Records Center. Contact Archives Research Services for access information, directions and hours.
  • Additional Henrico County Marriage Records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm" found on the Library of Virginia's web site.
  • Henrico County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Henrico County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Collection at the Library of Virginia. Search the "Lost Records Localities Database" found at the Library of Virginia web site.
  • Additional Henrico County Marriage Records and also be found on microfilm on the Library of Virginia's site index under "Vital Statistics." Additional records are noted in the collection guide, "Birth and Marriage (Husband-Wife) Indexes, a statewide index compiled from 1853-1935.
Label
Henrico County (Va.) Marriage Registers, Nos. 2 and 3
Note
  • Marriage Register No. 2, 1853-1897, came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Henrico County
  • Marriage Register No. 3, 1897-1920, was microfilmed by a private vendor working in the Henrico County Circuit Court Clerk's Office
  • Microfilm Reel 89 was generated by the Genealogical Society of Utah while filming in the Henrico County Circuit Court Clerk's Office
  • Microfilm Reel 196 was generated by a private vendor working in the Henrico County Circuit Court Clerk's Office
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
  • 2
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Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Henrico County Circuit Court
  • The Genealogical Society of Utah.
  • Private vendor
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001587064
Reproduction note
microfilm.
Terms governing use
Use microfilm copies, Henrico County (Va.) Reels 89 and 196.
Type of unit
  • v. (401 leaves)
  • microfilm reels.

Library Locations

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