Publications of the Fairfield County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society

Fairfield County, Ohio Marriages Volume V
1880-1886

This book is the long awaited follow-up to Marriages Volume IV. It was compiled by Alice Stevens, Cindy Wagner and Hank Cradduck; and published by The Fairfield County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society in April of 2013. This volume has 100 pages.

The procedure for a marriage license and return in the 1800s was then much as it is now here in Ohio. The couple went to the courthouse for a license, they swore as to their age and eligibility, they received their license and then soon after appeared in front of a pastor or Justice of the Peace and were married. That pastor or Justice of the Peace was then supposed to return the marriage information to the Court House and it was written into the marriage record.

In the earliest books the license and marriage return were recorded separately. Both should have been recorded, but part of the time only the license was recorded and part of the time only the marriage was recorded. In later books they are recorded together on the same page. Do not assume that just because a couple got a license that they actually married. Conversely, do not assume that the couple didn't marry just because there was no marriage return for the license.

The marriages records were individually photographed and a copy was filed at our FCC-OGS Library. This publication contains the reference image number for each recorded marriage. Copies are available for $1.00 by contacting the FCC-OGS Library.


Non-Member's Price $9.00



Member Only Price $8.10


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