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Richmond Enquirer/Visitor Marriage & Obituary Index, 1804–1860

Index of marriage notices and obituaries in the Richmond Enquirer, 1804–1860, and Visitor, 1809–1810

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Richmond Enquirer/Visitor Marriage & Obituary Index

Overview

This index lists personal names as they appear in the wedding announcements and obituaries of the Richmond Enquirer, 1804 to 1860, and the Visitor, 1809 to 1810.

Each marriage entry contains the name of the bride and groom, the newspaper title, the date of publication, and page and column numbers. Entries may contain the name of the father of the bride and the place(s) of residence of the bride and groom.

Each obituary entry contains the name of the deceased, the newspaper title, the date of publication, and page and column numbers. Entries may contain the place of death and names of family members appearing in the obituary.

This index was developed by Library Reference Services.

Search Tips

  • Search terms may include personal names, place names, newspaper title, and year of publication.
  • To limit a search to only marriages or obituaries, select the corresponding Collections filter.
  • Using quotes around phrases may return fewer, more relevant results.
  • Boolean operators OR, NOT and AND written in ALL CAPS may be used.  By default, all search terms will be combined with the AND operator. To exclude terms, use the NOT operator before a term.
  • Wildcards can be used to find variant spellings or words. The question mark (?) will match any one character. For instance, "Ols?n" will match "Olsen" or "Olson". The asterisk (*) will match any number of characters (including zero). "Ch*ter" will match "Charter", "Character", and "Chapter", and "Temp*" will match "Temptation", "Temple", and "Temporary".

Related Resources

  • Marriage Notices: Richmond Visitor - 2/11/1809–8/4/1810; Richmond Enquirer - 5/9/1804–12/31/1859. (Film 834)
  • Obituaries: Richmond Visitor 2/11/1809–8/4/1810; Richmond Enquirer 5/9/1804–12/31/1859. (Film 834)
  • Visitor, 1809–1810. (Film 320)
  • Enquirer, 1804–1815, and Richmond Enquirer, 1815–1860. (Film 23a)