Did your ancestor marry in Portsmouth, Hampshire? Discover from the original parish register entry when and where your ancestor was married. For a full list of parishes and year ranges included in this collection, explore our parish list.
Each result will provide you with a transcript and image of the original register entry. Transcripts will provide all or a combination of the following details:
You may be able to glean additional details from the original register entry—such as the name of individual who performed the marriage ceremony—so be sure to view the image attached to each transcript.
The parish registers held at Portsmouth History Centre pertain to Church of England parishes in the deaneries of Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham, and Havant. The records span from the 16th century to present day; however, due to privacy concerns, there is a 100-year cut-off on publishing parish records. For a full list of what parishes are included in this collection, follow the link location in the Useful links and resources section entitled Parish list.
Begin each search broadly. Start with just first and last names. If needed, you can narrow your results by adding additional search criteria such as a year, place, or spouse’s name.
Sometimes only partial names were transcribed; try search on a combination of fields to ensure you find your ancestor (e.g. a first name and a spouse’s first name, a first name and a marriage year, etc.).
Use the previous and next arrows in the image viewer to explore the pages on either side of your ancestor’s entry.