Early African-American Marriages in Lexington, Kentucky: New Index Available

Now available: an index of early African-American marriages in Lexington, Kentucky. “The four volumes of the Colored Marriage Indexes are the original finding aids used to locate the early marriage bonds of African Americans in Lexington. The indexes contain the name of each bride and groom, and the page number of the actual marriage bond held at the Fayette County Clerk’s Office. As the marriage indexes and bond books have been in continuous use by the public for many years, some are in fragile condition. The digitized versions of the indexes are now freely available to the public on ExploreUK, UK’s digital library…. The typed indexes have been run through optical character recognition (OCR) and are searchable.”

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