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Box Trenton, NJ Healthy NJ Download the raw data for offline use This data was obtained from the New York City Clerk's Office through two separate New York State Freedom of Information lawsuits, one filed in mid for the portion and one in mid for the portion. XLS MB.
Make a Donation to Reclaim The Records. Bride or Spouse 1 Given Name. Groom or Spouse 2 Given Name. License Year From. License Filed Bronx. Staten Island. Reset Search. Tips and Tricks All fields are optional , only fill out as much as you know. Soundalike surnames and spelling variants are automatically searched. For example, a search for the surname Chang will also bring up results for Zhang and Chan , a search for Schwartz also finds Swartz , a search for Russo also finds Rousseau , etc. Common nicknames are automatically searched, too.
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For example, a search for the given name Bill will also bring up results for William , Will , Billy , etc. Note that the soundalike name suggestions will not be as precise if you are using wildcards in your search. Marriage Licenses, This is a three-page occasionally four-page document set originally issued by the New York City Clerk's Office.
Marriage Certificates, late 19 th century - This is a two-page document set originally issued by the New York City Health Department. Domestic Partnerships, The NYC Department of Personnel began a partnership registry for city employees in August , and the City Clerk's Office began a formal registry for the general public in January XLS Microsoft Excel spreadsheet files, one file per borough except for Manhattan which was broken up into two files. Each spreadsheet file had multiple sheets of data within it, and each sheet had a maximum of 65, entries on it.
The spreadsheets' cells and columns were in text format even in cases where it was inappropriate, such as the column for license sequence license ID numbers which were a series of integers.
The spreadsheets lacked a primary or unique key or auto-incrementing field. The license sequence number alone could not be used, as it was only unique within each year and possibly within each borough, and we could not be sure there were any internal database constraints to ensure it was actually a unique field. In other words, the cells had not been "trimmed".
While the spaces were not always visible, this could represent a problem if someone were importing the files directly into a SQL database or trying to a search on a name. According to one row in the Brooklyn spreadsheet, Brooklyn marriage license numbers through for the year are apparently "void". NEW: So far, we have discovered that there are at least 28, to 30, missing records for Manhattan for ! Those records do exist at the City Clerk's Office but for some reason they are not listed in this database. We'll probably discover other small batches of missing records as we continue to have people use this database.
We turned the six original. XLS spreadsheets into five very large and basically-cleaned-up. CSV files, one for each borough, all ready for people to use in applications, data analysis, or their own research. We concatenated all the separate sheets back into single columns, trimmed the excess spaces from cells, formatted the license field as numbers instead of text, turned all instances where the middle name columns literally said "NULL" into actual NULL 's, and did other basic cosmetic fixes, but we did not attempt to change any of the actual name data, not even in cases where the names were clearly recorded with typos or other content problems.
Content problems The index files created by the New York City Clerk's Office clearly had some problems with the quality of their data: There are several obvious misspellings of common given names, like "Rchard" for "Richard" , etc.
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There are also many names with obviously transposed letters. There is no consistency about how surnames with suffixes like "Jr" are handled. The suffixes were unfortunately included in the surname column directly, not in their own column. Sometimes there will be a space before the suffix, sometimes a comma and a space, sometimes just a comma. In at least one case where someone is a so-and-so, the third , the City Clerk's Office records them as "so-and-so " rather than III.
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Some surnames, compound surnames, and hyphenated surnames have inconsistent spacing and punctuation in them. For example, people whose surname was "McMann" or other names starting with "Mc" may have had their names listed in the database as "Mc Mann" with a space after the "Mc" , which would make finding these records more difficult. Most middle names were either not recorded at all, or were recorded as part of the given name. They were not recorded in their own dedicated database column until approximately the early 's. This collection includes nearly , marriages reported in newspapers throughout New York City.
Many of these marriages occurred in New York City, though a few marriages from outside of the area are also reported. New York City Marriage Notices contains important information about your ancestors that can be very helpful in expanding your family tree.