I don't know if very many on this list have noticed it or not, but there is an every
name, bride and groom, marriage index at www.harrisoncountyky.us/marriages
Three marriage indexes, General Cross Index to Marriages 1 (1794-1893), General Index to
Marriages 2 (1894-1947), and the General Cross Index to Marriages (Colored) (1866-1949)
have been transcribed, alphabetized and made into every name indexes of marriages for the
first 155 years of Harrison County history.
Of course, if you have Harrison County ancestors, these should be of a great help to
anyone researching in the county, but they may be of use to those who have ancestors from
neighboring counties such as Bourbon, Scott, Nicholas, Robertson, Pendleton, & Grant
Counties. It was the law for many a year in Kentucky that license should be obtained in
the county of the bride's residence, and so finding a marriage record in Harrison
County records may be one more clue to tracing a bride's ancestry.
I hope you enjoy the site and find it useful. Each of the general indexes has its own
section, and so if your research spans the period of the 1890s you will need to check both
general indexes. The African American online index includes references to help you find
whatever document exists for any African American marriage in the county. There is an E-Z
Guide to finding 19th century marriage records which can be found through links at the
home page that will help you to find marriage records should you ever visit the court
clerk's vault out on Oddville Pike in Cynthiana, and instructions are also offered
should you need to order a marriage document from a distance.
Good luck in your research!
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Other Kentucky volunteers can be found at www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm
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, where a local history & genealogy buffs come to
discover & learn about Harrison County, Kentucky:
Be sure to take in the following subsites:
(County marriage indexes for 1794-1947; over 40,000
(The text of Wm. H. Perrin's 1882 history of the
(The text of Lucinda Boyd's history)
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