Find your ancestors in Gloucestershire, Bristol Marriage Index

Discover your British ancestor from South West England today. Explore more than 350,000 records of marriages from 1578 to 1939. Search the records by both your ancestor’s name and a spouse name to help narrow down your search.

This collection of baptism records from Bristol comprise transcripts created by Findmypast using the original records held at the Bristol Archives and transcripts from FamilySearch’s International Genealogical Index (IGI). For a full list of the parishes represented in this collection consult the Gloucestershire, Bristol life events parish lists

The city of Bristol is 120 miles from London and rests near the Avon and Frome rivers. Its location was perfect for maritime trade with Ireland, Wales, France, Portugal and America. The city prospered through trade and the industrial revolution.

The records include 12,138 marriages from St. Mary Redcliffe Church, which is the tallest building in Bristol. The church was built between the 12th and 15th centuries. Today, it is a listed building. The church includes many monuments to people from the city’s history, including a monument to William Penn, the founder of the American state of Pennsylvania. It also displays the rib of a whale brought back to Bristol by John Cabot. Today the masterpiece of Gothic architecture welcomes thousands of visitors.