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Subject: Re: [NYC] MARRIAGE IN NEW YORK CIRCA 1812/3
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 02:41:00 EDT
In a message dated 9/15/98 12:18:36 PM, wrote:
>Can someone provide a list of the Churches that were open for business
>in New York circa 1810?
>I am looking for the marriage of JOHN OLDHAM to MARIA ELLSWORTH daughter
>of JOHN ELLSWORTH of New York. Their first child was born 11 April 1813
>so they were probably married on or before that date.
That's a long list! One of your best bets would be to get a copy of the
reissue of GUIDE TO GENEALOGICAL & BIOGRAPHICAL SOURCES FOR NYC (MANHATTAN)
1783-1898, by Rosalie Fellows Bailey. Publisher: Clearfield Co. ISBN
0-8063-4801-1. She included a list of churches from that time period and, at
least at the time this little, magnificent book was originally published in
1954--where the records are kept.
Before you dig into such a large collection of possibilities, you might want
to see if you can find published sources for the marriage, such as NY EVENING
POST MARRIAGES by Gertrude Barber. These are abstracts of marriage notices
from the newspaper. There are indexes for clusters of years, so the books are
simple to search.
NYC Genealogical & Estate Research