Friday, November 9, 2007

Caldwell County, Kentucky Marriages

It is finally finished - well, 99.99% finished! Caldwell County, Kentucky Marriages 1874 - 1884 will go to the printer as soon as I finish the preface.

Only a limited number will be printed so, in order to guarantee a copy for yourself, you will need to reserve it before the middle of December. The price is $30 postage paid. There are 221 pages, full name index and it is printed on acid-free paper. To reserve your copy, send a note with payment to Brenda Joyce Jerome, PO Box 325, Newburgh, IN 47629-0325.

Not just a list of names and dates, all information from the marriage bond books, marriage registers and original licenses and certificates will be found in this book. Included are marriages for both white and African-American couples.

One thing I noticed while transcribing the records for this book is the variety of occupations. Many of the men worked for the railroad and quite a number of the brides and bridegrooms were born outside Caldwell County. Other information includes the ages of the couple, birthplace and place of residence, birthplace of parents, location of marriage and the names of the minister or justice of the peace and witnesses. Many have consent notes from parents or guardians.

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