Bolton Library and Museum Services

Marriage registers

Boyd’s Marriage Index

We have a copy of Boyd’s Marriage Index for Lancashire on Microfiche. Details of parishes and years covered are given in the Church of England Registers section of this publication.

A guide to Boyd’s Marriage Index is available from the Enquiry Desk in the Search Room.

General Register Office Index

This was formerly known as the ‘St Catherine’s House Index’ from its previous location in London. It is an index to all births, marriages and deaths registered with the civil authorities in England and Wales from 1st July 1837. Our copies at Bolton are on microfiche. Births, marriages and deaths are indexed separately; the indexes are quarterly within each year and are arranged in strict alphabetical order by surname.

This index provides the name of the Registration District. A list of the current addresses of Registrars is available in the Searchroom. Please ask a member of staff.

England and Wales

  • Births, Marriages and Deaths 1837-1990

Overseas (including War Deaths)

  • Births, Marriages and Deaths 1761-1994

Old Scottish Parish Register Index

This is an index of births and marriages recorded in Scottish Parish Registers up to the year 1855. It is arranged alphabetically by surname, county by county. Our copy of the index is on microfiche.