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Marriage Records found in Milwaukee County
Created between 1822 and 1876


Currently, most of these records have not been located in the Milwaukee County Courthouse and most are not recorded in the State of Wisconsin Pre-1907 Marriage Records

The History of these Marriage Documents and the Marriage Indexing Project in brief.

How to look up a name on-line.

How to obtain a non-certified copy of a microfilmed original.


What information can be found on a record?

Like many documents from the 1800's, there can be a difference between what was recorded by one county clerk or clergy member and another. Many of the documents do list the maiden name of the mother's of the bride or the groom, but not all. Some list the maiden name of the bride if she had been married before, but others do not. Some of the documents have very precise locations when asked for place of birth. Others are general or a place is not listed at all. Some of the early documents used the standard format but do not seem to have been written on standard forms. If the ceremony was a religious one, the church name was often listed or if it took place in a home - the affiliation. With civil ceremonies, sometimes a street address is listed, the homeowner's name and/or relationship.

There are some 'authorizations' included where a parent gave permission for an underage child to marry, an affidavit of there being no impediment to marriage, the closeness of the blood relationship, or written permission for the clerk to hand the marriage license to a third party for delivery. These generally do not have standardized information, but can be quite interesting.

We have listed the names using the spellings from the document - including the other handwritting interpretation, if there was a question. Women previously married would be listed under both names if known. Occasionally, the microfilmers did make second attempts on some documents trying to get the image clearer, so there may seem to be duplicates. We are in the process of cross-referencing these records and will update them with additional information.

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