Marriage License Index 1885-1936

Beginning in 1885, Pennsylvania counties were required to keep records of marriages.  Marriage license applications were recorded at the Courthouse in large docket books.  Separate index books were originally kept for the bride and groom.  

Search Tip:   Names within this index are arranged by the first letter of the bride or groom and chronologically by date filed.   Use the bookmarks to find the appropriate section before beginning your search.  Please provide the book, volume, and license number when requesting references. 

Lancaster County Historical Marriage License Index Series

Brides                                                                         Grooms