Do you have ancestors' from the English county of Hampshire? Explore this collection of marriage records. Uncover the full names of the bride and groom as well as the specific date and place where they were married. View the parish list for all the parishes represented in this collection.
There are over 300,000 transcripts in this record set. While the amount of information varies, the records usually include the following information:
Groom’s first name
Groom’s last name
Bride’s first name
Bride’s last name
These records were transcribed from the original Hampshire parish records by volunteer staff at Hampshire Genealogical Society.
Parish records are vital to researching your family history since censuses and official birth, marriage, and death records only go back to 1837, when civil registration was instated. However, the requirement for parish priests to maintain a weekly register of baptisms, marriages, and deaths began in 1538 following King Henry VIII's split from the Roman Catholic Church. A fine was put in place for failure to comply, and from 1733, entries had to be written in English instead of Latin.
Begin your search broadly. Start with just a name and a year.
If needed, you can narrow your search results by adding additional search criteria such as a place or spouse’s name.
Try different name combinations if you are having difficulty locating your ancestor’s entry. Occasionally, the last name was not recorded. Try searching with only a first name and year.