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Early Kings and Richmond County, New York Marriage Database

Note: the fee for copies of vital record certificates is now $18.50.

These are records from towns and villages before they were incorporated into New York City in 1898.

These "certificates" are Register Entries in a journal, and the numbers are probably Line Numbers.
The NYC website indicates that these journals are on microfilm and you have to contact them to arrange for access onsite.
There is a request form here: 

This database contains records for the following towns and years:

Kings County:

 1880 - 1894
 1880 - 1895
 1881 - 1894
New Lots
 1881 - 1886
New Utrecht 
 1880 - 1894

Richmond County (Staten Island):

Castleton              1882 - 1897
Edgewater            1884 - 1897 
Middletown           1882 - 1897 
Northfield              1882 - 1897 
Port Richmond    1888 - 1897 
Southfield             1884 - 1897 
Tottenville             1890 - 1897 
Westfield              1882 - 1897 

Please visit the New York City Municipal Archives web site for information on how to request Marriage Certificates.

Records Search: Town Marriages

Please note that the Surname (e.g. Last Name) for either Groom or Bride (e.g. at least one or the other) is a required entry field. But since exact spellings are not always known, to aid your search we offer three different ways to specify Surnames...

  1. Exact Match ("is exactly") - This is the default surname search method.
  2. Soundex ("sounds like") - This option enables you to specify a surname spelling it out as best you can, and it will return results that "sound" similar to what you spelled out.
  3. Wild Card - With this option you can replace part of the surname with a * to match any number of letters, or _ to match a single letter. So for example, Sch* will return all names starting with Sch. Similarly, Schl_tz might return results such as Schlitz or Schlotz. 

NOTE: The wild card option applies ONLY to the surname. You can just enter the first few letters of a First Name; the search automatically adds a wild card to the end of the First Name.

For whichever of the above surname search options you would like to use, simply select the appropriate radio button option below the input field on the form. Although the additional form fields are optional, providing as much information as you can helps narrow your search when there are a large number of search results.


* Matches multiple characters. 
_ Matches one single character.


* Matches multiple characters. 
_ Matches one single character.

Marriage Year


We wish to thank all the following volunteers for their help and participation in this Marriage Index project.


Barbara    Abrams * Bob Boeckle * Bill & Marcelle Manteria * Pat Uhrmann    * Nanci Vaeth * Elena Vairani * Pat VanLandingham * Jean Viviani * Susan VonBergen * Mark Waldron * Judy Weinstein * Daria J. West * Noreen Wheeler * Arthur Whelan * Allison White * Ann White * Teresa Wilson * Helen Wolf * Loretta M. Wolf * Marilynn Wright * Bob Wunderlich * William Wunderlin * Kim Yeck * Linda York * Cathy Zeltmann * Jeanine Zeltmann * Everard Zentgraf

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