Welcome to the Derbyshire Marriage Index 1538-1837

Searches can be made in the index under either the groom’s or bride’s surname.  The online index contains over 75,000 marriages at present.

How the index started

As a family historian since the 1960s, this index grew out of the frustration of searching the same registers for different marriages and was inspired by the Sussex Marriage Index run by the late Frank Leeson and run on similar lines. Starting in 1971, the marriages were taken in the first instance from the Phillimore volumes of transcripts published in the early nineteenth century, this was followed by transcribing the marriages from the parish registers and Bishop’s Transcripts.

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About Us

This index has been compiled by Sue Brown, who  has been a family historian since the 1960s. Her family originates from the East Midlands, London, the Home Counties, Ulster and Flanders.

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About this index

The index contains only the basic details of any marriage, i.e. names of the parties married, any details of occupation or parish or marital status, the date of the marriage and whether the marriage …

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I should like to thank the staff of the Derbyshire Record Office, Lichfield Record Office, past and present, who have willingly let me transcribe from the original records over so many years.

Another helpful archive is the Magic Attic based in Swadlincote which is building up a vast amount of information on south Derbyshire and nearby area.

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