The New York City Marriage Index - 1950-1995

Welcome to the first searchable database of the 3,124,595 marriage licenses filed in New York City between 1950-1995. It's free, public, open data.

This data set was obtained from the New York City Clerk's Office through a New York State Freedom of Information lawsuit filed in early 2016 by the not-for-profit activist group Reclaim The Records. The City eventually settled with Reclaim The Records in mid-2016, handed over the data, and was forced to pay their attorneys fees. :-)

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Author The New York City Clerk's Office
Maintainer Brooke Schreier Ganz at Reclaim The Records
Version 1.0
Last Updated October 19, 2016, 00:05 (UTC)
Created October 18, 2016, 23:30 (UTC)
License Other (Public Domain)