From Reclaim the Records, the NYC Marriage Index was shared to the world on the Internet Archive. Unlike the marriage certificate index that has been available for years, this index is for the Application, Affidavit, and License record group. These records include the addresses of the witnesses, the towns of birth for bride and groom, countries of birth of the parents, former spouses and divorce information, and the bride's occupation. Sometimes a license was filled out but no marriage took place as well, so that would provide even more information about the lives of our ancestors.
Some of these pages have nearly 100 records on them. Be aware that you must complete all of the names so allow yourself time for indexing. Partial indexing is not an option.
Surnames are printed making the indexing much easier. Given names are in cursive.
Fill in "Groom" or "Bride" for gender. Grooms are on the left side page, brides are on the right. (If you see one that seems wrong, just label it by the side of the page.)
If there is a middle initial, or multiple given names, fill them all into the Given Name field. Do not use a period after the initials. Put spaces between multiple initials.
List the months as they are shown, or alternatively with the more modern abbreviation for the month.
Use the Remarks column for anything unusual: Some listings show duplicate numbers in the Vol/Page columns. If you find a listing with a different year beyond the one listed in the certificate column, also place that in Remarks.
Independent Indexers This project is available to all indexers, not just those in the group.
Marriage Indexes, Reclaim the Records
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA; NYC; New York City, New York, USA