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The 1949-1959 Brides and Grooms Index

Contributed by Sandra Harris

The 1949-1959 Brides and Grooms Index is in book form. There is one set for Brides and one for Grooms.

In the Brides' book the male names are to the left of the page with the female names alphabetically listed on the right hand side of the page. You have to be alert when you look in this set of books.

The age of the individuals is noted, plus the county they were married in and the date of the marriage and the state file number. There are several that I have copied for other researchers that actually have two entries, with the bride's last name being different in each but the file number being the same. I think this means she was married previously and one last name is her original maiden name and the other is her married name previous to the marriage listed. You have to guess which is which.

Some California libraries that have the above item:

  • Sacramento, Sacramento State Library, California Room, **HB 11 45 C2 C22