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|Record Creator:||King County Government, Records and Licensing Division|
Entries from the King County Marriage License Register containing transcriptions of affidavits submitted in application for a marriage license, 1880-1894. In each affidavit a witness attests to being acquainted with the prospective bride and groom, to knowing they are of lawful age, and to knowing of no legal impediment to their marriage. For under-aged applicants, a parental consent form may accompany the witness affidavit.
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|Access Restriction Notes:||These records are open for research.|
|Source of Transfer||Puget Sound Regional Archives
|Notes||The King County Marriage Records from the King County Archives were imaged and transcribed by Washington State Archives, Eastern Regional Branch staff, Eastern Washington University student interns, Puget Sound Regional Branch staff and volunteers, and Historic Records Project volunteers.
|Agency History:||King County was created in 1852 from a portion of Thurston County and is located along the Puget Sound. The county seat is Seattle. The King County Recorder’s Office was created in 1969 when King County adopted its home-rule charter.|
|Preferred Citation:||[Identification of item], King County Auditor, Marriage License Registers, 1880-1894, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].|