Why are we special?
GenWed is focused on putting the marriage records we find online into free searchable databases while also adding the website where the records were found into a resource directory. These websites often hold a wealth of other records and information on specific places or surnames that can be helpful for your research.
We have databases coming online soon for each of the states in the United States, then on to Canada, the United Kingdom (Ireland already has a large searchable database online).
Many of the marriage records in our free databases were submitted by visitors like you who added records found during a search for family history. It is our hope that those of you who add your email to your own ancestors records can connect with someone else interested in the same records.
We are actively searching out marriage records for building state databases and updating our directories and guides. (Most of the more than 35,000 marriage records in our first database were submitted by visitors.) We still accept donations of county marriage book indexes, bible transcriptions or scanned newspaper clippings of wedding, anniversary, and marriage announcements. Also accepted are transcribed marriage indexes, banns, bonds, license applications, pictures of certificates, etc. If you own or find a website with marriage records please send me the URL to include in the directory. Submit a website
Different states have different restrictions on when marriage records become available. Some, such as Florida have no restrictions and records are available as soon as the marriage is performed and recorded.
As stated on the home page, GenWed.com is a free genealogical research database of marriage records and a directory to other marriage records online for the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. We are in the process of putting more more marriage records online for each state in new databases. If a state you are searching has no database, check back because every state will eventually have one.
Most of the links in the directories are free but those that are not are in clearly marked professional or subscription searches and the databases are not housed on GenWed. We offer these as a service to you and are not responsible for errors or customer service on any other website.