Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History

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About Somerset County Marriage Records, 1796-1871

Miscellaneous • 542 Records • Uploaded August 2, 2021

Extracted from Roy C. Pollitt's transcription, this compilation of marriage records for Somerset County, Maryland date from November 1, 1796 to December 1871. Note that in most cases, the date recorded reflects the date the licenses were purchased, but the actual marriages did not take place until 1-5 days later. While Pollitt noted marriages of African Americans with C for "colored," the original documents identify people of color with notations of "fn" for free negroes.

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The list below shows the data fields included in this source. If a field is marked as Indexed, it is searchable.

  • County Indexed
  • Surname (Groom) Indexed
  • First Name (Groom) Indexed
  • Surname (Bride) Indexed
  • First Name (Bride) Indexed
  • Date Indexed
  • Race Indexed
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