South Carolina, Chesterfield County, Original Marriage Licenses - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Chesterfield, South Carolina, 
United States
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Location of South Carolina
Record Description
Record Type Marriage
Collection years 1911-1951
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains an index of original marriage licenses from Chesterfield County, South Carolina for the years 1911 to 1951.

To Browse this Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for South Carolina, Chesterfield County, Original Marriage Licenses, 1911-1951.

What Can these Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information is usually found in these records:

  • Names of bride and groom
  • Date of Event
  • Place of Event
  • Race of bride and groom
  • Age of bride and groom

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How Do I Search the Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • The name of the individual
  • The approximate date of marriage

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Collection Citation

"South Carolina, Chesterfield County, Original Marriage Licenses, 1911-1951." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2018. Custodian.


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