The marriage records in this work were compiled from church registers rather than licenses. They cover 1685-1810 and comprise about 65,000 entries, arranged for the most part under both bride and groom. Over half of Vol. I is the marriage records of Christ Church (1709-1810) and Swedes’ Church (1750-1810) of Philadelphia. The rest are records from churches at Carlisle, Chester, Falkner Swamp, New Hanover, Paxtang, and Derry.
Vol. II has marriage records of the First, Second, and Third Presbyterian Churches of Philadelphia; Moravian church records of Bethlehem, Emmaus, Lititz, Nazareth, and Philadelphia; records of various churches in the counties of Bucks and Montgomery; and Quaker records of the Monthly Meetings of Buckingham, Falls, Middletown, Philadelphia, Quakertown, Richland, and Wrightstown. Also included are the records of St. Michael’s and Zion Lutheran Church (1745-1800) and St. Paul’s P.E. Church (1759-1806), both in Philadelphia.