A new database index has appeared on The Genealogy Center Free Databases, Pennsylvania Marriages 1868-1904, from The Evangelical Messenger. Taken from the pages of The Evangelical Messenger, the weekly demoninational publication for the Evangelical Association, the marriage notices were submitted by the officiating ministers starting in 1868, and continued through 1904. They were not published in 1905 and 1906, but resumed in 1907. This index, submitted by Anne Dallas Budd, stops at 1904.

The Genealogy Center will provide photocopies of these announcements for a fee of $2.50 per notice. Send a request to Genealogy@ACPL.Info, along with the citation ("Evangelical Messenger" marriage, date and page), along with your name and mailing address. The copy will be sent within several weeks with a bill. It should be noted, however, that the index often contains all pertinent information.

If you are seeking a marriage in Pennsylvania, take a few minutes to check this wonderful source.