Source Information Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., Marriage Index, 1885-1951 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data:

"Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Index, 1885–1951." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009. Philadelphia County Pennsylvania Clerk of the Orphans' Court. "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia marriage license index, 1885-1951." Clerk of the Orphans’ Court, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

About Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., Marriage Index, 1885-1951

This database contains an index extracted from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, marriage records.

What’s in the Index

In 1885 responsibility for recording marriages was given to clerks of the orphans’ court in each county in Pennsylvania. This database contains an index of details extracted from the marriage license index created by the clerk of the orphans’ court for Philadelphia.

Details listed in the index can vary depending on the form and how completely it was filled out, but they may include

  • name
  • gender
  • spouse surname and gender
  • place of marriage
  • year of marriage
  • marriage license number
For details on how to obtain a copy of the marriage record, see the Philadelphia Clerk of the Orphan's Court website.