Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History

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Somerset County Marriage Records, 1796-1871

Vital Information • 542 Records • Uploaded August 2, 2021

Abstracted from Roy C. Pollitt's 1986 transcription, Somerset County, Maryland Marriage Records, 1796-1871. Note that in most cases, the date recorded reflects the date the licenses were purchased, but the actual marriages usually took place 1-5 days later. While Pollitt noted marriages of African Americans with C for "colored," the original documents identify people of color with notations of "fn" for free negroes.

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  • County Indexed
  • Surname (Groom) Indexed
  • First Name (Groom) Indexed
  • Surname (Bride) Indexed
  • First Name (Bride) Indexed
  • Date Indexed
  • Race Indexed
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