The Gretna Green Marriage Registers are a collection of scrap papers with marriage records written on them. Many couples in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries – and today – went to Gretna Green to be married. At the time Scotland had more liberal laws regarding marriage so it was a popular place, especially for eloping couples. The stories of Gretna Green are fascinating.
Many of the papers you will see are torn and you will only be able to key what you can see in its entirety. The handwriting is a little difficult to read but with practice it becomes easier.
When you open an image set you will notice that the project instructions appear on the screen – we feel it is especially important to read these instructions before keying. If you would like to visit the project page please click here.