Online Course: Intro to Genealogy

Lesson Six Resource List

Online Resources

Marriage Record Resources

OHGenWeb Project. Ohio Vital Record Data.

    For each Ohio county, the earliest date of marriage records available.

U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Where to Write for Vital Records.

    Updated online version of the federal government publication that gives the local official in each state who has custody of marriage records. Dates of available records are not given.

United States Vital Records Information.

    Vital records addresses for each county. Some county listings include the dates of available marriage records and the cost of copies.

Miscellaneous Resources

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Family History Centers.

    Site on which you can locate the nearest Family History Center by entering your city, county, state, and country.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Family History Library Catalog.

    Online catalog, which includes microfilmed marriage records that can be borrowed at a Family History Center.

A “Perpetual” Calendar.

    Perpetual calendar that lets you find the day of the week for any date or the date for a day in a specific week in the 1800s and 1900s.

USGenWeb Project.

    Site from which the fifty state GenWeb projects can be accessed. An individual state project can be accessed directly by adding the two-letter state abbreviation to the USGenWeb address, e.g., OHGenWeb Project <>. These state projects will eventually have pages for each county. Some county pages provide information on the availability of marriage records.

Online Records

Birth Records

OHGenWeb Project. Meigs County. Meigs County [Ohio] Births.

    Meigs County births for the years 1867-1892 transcribed from microfilm of the original records (FHL film #313460).

Census Records

Census Online. 1850 Census, Greene Co., Tennessee.

    Transcription of the 1850 U.S. census of Greene County, Tennessee, on a form resembling the original census schedule.

USGenWeb FTP Site. Virginia. Buchanan County. 1900 U.S. Census, Buchanan County, Virginia.

    Extracts from the 1900 U.S. census of Buchanan County, Virginia.

USGenWeb FTP Site. Missouri. Carter County. 1910 Census, Carter County, Missouri, Kelly Township.

    Extracts from the 1910 U.S. census of Kelly Township, Carter County, Missouri.

Church Records

USGenWeb FTP Site. Pennsylvania. Franklin County. Records of Upper West Conococheague Presbyterian Church, Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania: Marriages by John King, D.D. 1769-1812.

    List of grooms, brides, and dates of marriage extracted from records of Upper West Conococheague Presbyterian Church.

Death Records

USGenWeb FTP Site. Pennsylvania. Cumberland County [Pa.] Death Records, 1852-55.

    Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, death records, 1852-1855, compiled from unspecified sources at the Cumberland County Courthouse and the Pennsylvania State Archives.


VAGenWeb Project. Loudoun County. Deed between Joseph & Mary Braden and John Braden, Loudoun Co., Virginia, 14 February 1811.

    Transcription of a deed recorded in Loudoun County, Virginia, Deed Book 2N:195-198.

USGenWeb FTP Site. Kentucky. Madison County. Deed of Partition. Land of Richard Lee, Madison County, Kentucky, 1 September 1845.

    Transcription of a deed of partition recorded in Madison County, Kentucky, Book of Deeds, Vol. 2, 1844-1845, pages 482-494 (FHL film #018296).

Marriage Records

KYGenWeb Project. Carter County. Carter County [Ky.] Marriages 1838-1852.

    List of grooms, brides, and marriage dates compiled from early Carter County, Kentucky, marriage records.

OHGenWeb Project. Meigs County. Meigs County [Ohio] Marriages, Sorted by Groom.

    Meigs County, Ohio, marriage records, 1819-1869, extracted from microfilm of the original records.

KYGenWeb Project. Rowan County. Rowan County [Ky.] Marriages.

    Rowan County, Kentucky, marriage records, 1881-1912, being compiled from marriage books and marriage record indexes at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Kentucky.

Newspaper Marriage Notices

NCGenWeb Project. Anson County. Marriage and Death Notices from The North Carolina ARGUS Newspaper from November 14, 1848-March 16, 1850.

    Abstracts from The North Carolina Argus that include marriage notices.

USGenWeb FTP Site. Pennsylvania. Berks County. Marriages Published in the Reading Adler Newspaper (1801-1810), Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

    Information extracted from marriage notices published in a Reading, Pennsylvania, newspaper for the years 1801-1810.

Naturalization and Passenger Arrival Records

U.S. National Archives. Naturalization Records of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy.

    Digital images of the certificate of arrival, declaration of intention, and petition for naturalization of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, National Archives - Great Lakes Region, Chicago, Illinois. (Select “NAIL Digital Copies Search.” Type in the key words “Laszlo Moholy-Nagy.” “Submit Search” and then “Display Results.” To view the certificate of arrival and declaration of intention, select “View Larger Access Image.” To view the petition for naturalization, select “View All Thumbnails,” and then click on the images.)

Bark “Charlotte Harrison” July 1850 Passenger List.

    Information extracted from the passenger list of the Bark “Charlotte Harrison” dated 16 July 1850 at the Port of New York.

Probate Records

USGenWeb FTP Site. Kentucky. Fleming County. Will of William Harper (1814), Fleming Co. [Ky.] Will Books, Book A, page 381.

    Transcription of the 1814 will of William Harper of Fleming County, Kentucky.

Printed Resources

Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County & Town Sources. Edited by Alice Eichholz. Rev. ed. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992. Also available from the NGS Bookstore with a member's discount.

    Address of each county courthouse and the earliest date of marriage records, probate records, and deeds. Includes for each state a discussion of vital records, including marriage records.

Bentley, Elizabeth Petty. County Courthouse Book. 2d ed. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1995. Also available from the NGS Bookstore with a member's discount.

    Addresses and telephone numbers for more than 3,000 county courthouses and town halls. Many of the entries include the official to contact for marriage records.