This database contains information on over 19,000 extracted Jewish marriage records from Cuyahoga County, Ohio dating from 1837-1934. The records that were extracted are from the Cuyahoga County Marriage Application and Return volumes located at the Cuyahoga County Archives in Cleveland, Ohio. Marriages were identified as Jewish if the name of the officiator was a Rabbi or if the surname of the bride and/or groom was identified as a common local Jewish surname.
Information listed in this database includes:
- Names of bride and groom
- Ages of bride and groom
- Birthplaces of bride and groom
- Residence of bride (for all records, it is assumed that the bride was from the city of Cleveland, Ohio)
- Occupations of bride and groom
- Names of bride’s and groom’s parents
- Marriage date
- Name of Rabbi or Justice of the Peace (JP) that performed the marriage
- Book and page number on which listed in the register
- Previous marriages for either bride or groom
Where to Go From Here:
Marriage records are great sources for genealogists because they document an individual in a particular place and time as well as provide details about that person's marriage.
It is important that you use the information found in this database to locate your ancestor in the original records from which they were extracted. Sometimes additional information, other than what is already listed in the extract, may be found in the actual record.