Ministers and Officials Index Search
What is the Ministers and Officials Index?
One of the most commonly used research resources is the marriage record. In Montgomery County, except for a short period of time in the 1880s, the marriage bond, license, and return list only the groom, bride, bondsman or security, and the official, until well after 1900. The person performing the marriage ceremony becomes a person of interest since the couple most likely married close to home. If the official was a justice of the peace, it would be worthwhile to locate the district he represented and the time frame. If the official was associated with a religious group, it is important to identify that church, the location, and, possibly, the time the person served a particular church or congregation.
This index is to the ministers and officials that appear in the marriage records and can be searched using the following categories: