You can obtain a Marriage Record by appearing at the appropriate City Clerk office in person or mailing in a completed application (in PDF ). You may also use City Clerk Online to fill out an application which you can print and bring to one the City Clerk's offices in person or mail in. We have records relating to all Marriage Licenses issued by our offices from 1950 to the present. If you obtained your Marriage License from a town or city clerk outside of the five boroughs of New York City, please contact the New York State Department of Health in Albany.
During those early years I spent much time in walking and driving all over the country. Soon after I grew up I learned how to drive a car and acquired a second-hand one of my own, which my parents allowed me to drive about alone at all hours of the day. In those days, even that made for more freedom than many young women possessed. On the other hand, I was never allowed to stay the night away alone. I remember on one occasion when with an unmarried cousin, who must have been thirty at the time, I went for a few days' motoring tour which included stopping at one or two hotels, we were made to take a stable-boy with us to act as chaperone.