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Series 1: Birth Records

Scope and Content

Six hand-written bound volumes of birth registers dating 1856-1906. The registers usually contain the date of birth of the child and its name, sex, and race (“color”); the parents’ names, nativity, race, and residence; and when the birth was recorded and by whom. Some records contain the condition of the child at birth (i.e. alive or deceased).
 

Register of Births 1, 1856-1871

 

Register of Births 1, 1859-1905

 

Register of Births 1, Duplicate, 1873-1905

 

Register of Births 1, 1883-1893

 

Register of Births 2, 1894-1903

 

Register of Births 1, 1905-1906

 

Series 2: Death Records

Scope and Content

Seven bound volumes (some fragile and held within two flat boxes), containing death records dating 1858-1907. The death records typically might contain a sampling of information besides the name of deceased and date of death, including sex, age, color, mental status, occupation, nativity, cause of death, place of internment, date of the death record, and remarks.
 

Register of Deaths 1, 1858-1860

 

Death Index, 1860-1873

 

Register of Deaths Volume 3, 1873-1895 (partial)

 

Register of Deaths, 1895-1905

 

Death Certificates, 1903-1904

 

Death Certificates, 1903-1905

 

Register of Deaths, 1905-1907

 

Series 3: Marriage Records

Scope and Content

Twenty-five bound volumes and one flat box spanning 1850-1941, divided into three subseries: Subseries 3a, Index to Marriages Men, 1851-1924; Subseries 3b, Index to Marriages Women, 1851-1924; Subseries 3c, Records Book “M” Marriages, 1850-1901, with Index to Marriages, 1933-1941.
 

Subseries 3a: Index to Marriages Men, 1851-1924

 

Index to Marriages Men 1, 1851-1872

 

Index to Marriages Men 1, 1854-1862

 

Index to Marriages Men 3, 1872-1884

 

Index to Marriages Men 4, 1885-1900

 

Index to Marriages Men 5, 1885-1899

 

Index to Marriages Men 5, 1899-1907

 

Index to Marriages Men 4, 1903-1905

 

Index to Marriages Men 6, 1908-1913

 

Index to Marriages Men 7, 1914-1920

 

Index to Marriages Men 8, 1920-1924

 

Subseries 3b: Index to Marriages Women, 1851-1924

 

Index to Marriages Women, 1851-1872

 

Index to Marriages Women, 1872-1884

 

Index to Book “M” Women, 1885-1899

 

Index to Marriages Women, 1899-1907

 

Index to Marriages Women 6, 1908-1913

 

Index to Marriages Women 7, 1914-1919

 

Index to Marriages Women 8, 1920-1924

 

Subseries 3c: Records Book "M" Marriages, 1850-1901, 1933-1941

 

Records Book “M” Marriages, Volume 1, 1850-1857

 

Records Book “M” Marriages, Volume 2, 1857-1869

 

Records Book “M” Marriages, Volume 3, 1869-1880

 

Records Book “M” Marriages, Volume 4, 1878-1884

 

Records Book “M” Marriages, Volume 5, 1884-1890

 

Records Book “M” Marriages, Volume 6, 1890-1896

 

Records Book “M” Marriages, Volume 7, 1896-1900

 

Records Book “M” Marriages, Volume 8, 1900-1901

 

Index to Marriages, 1933-1941

 

Series 4: Marriage Licenses

Scope and Content

Three bankers boxes, one legal-size document box, and six flat boxes spanning 1851-1950. These contain copies of marriage certificates.
 

Marriage Licenses, 1851-1866, oversize

 

Marriage Licenses, 1868-1873, oversize

 

Marriage Licenses, 1863-1886

 

Marriage Licenses, 1887-1891, oversize

 

Marriage Licenses, 1892-1895, oversize

 

Marriage Licenses, 1896-1897

 

Marriage Licenses, 1898-1909

 

Marriage Licenses, 1910-1919, oversize

 

Marriage Licenses, 1920-1929, oversize

 

Marriage Licenses, 1930-1950

 

Series 5: Divorces

Scope and Content

One bound volume in flat box, containing headings for date, names of husband and wife, name of applicant, grounds for divorce, court where petition was heard, date of record of divorce, and remarks.
 

Book of Divorces, 1859