Use the form below to search the Early Mormon Marriage Database. Please enter at least one field to retrieve results.
UVA’s Early Mormon Marriage Database contains quantitative data to promote the analysis of the social dynamics of plural marriage among the first generation of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1840 and 1852. These dates mark the beginning of the private, social practice of plural marriage within the Church and its public announcement to the world at large.
The database is composed of life and marriage information on approximately 36,000 individuals. The present state of our data indicates that by 1852 approximately 500 plural families had been organized from among this population. While the above search panel allows access to the life and marriage data of all individuals in our database, the links below lead to the identification and tabulation of the spouses in all plural marriages by gender and date. Each name on these lists is linked to a person record within the database.
Please note the information for each participant may not be complete. We will be continually updating and refining our data and providing additional analyses on this site to better understand the discursive and social structures of early Mormon marriage.
LISTS BY GENDER OF ALL PLURAL MARRIAGES BEFORE SEPT. 1, 1852
LISTS BY DATE OF ALL MARITAL SEALINGS BEFORE SEPT. 1, 1852
Sealings Before July, 1844: List of all time and eternity sealings by Joseph Smith.
Sealings Between July,1844-Dec. 10,1845: List of all time and eternity sealings after Joseph Smith’s death but before completion of the Nauvoo temple.
Sealings Between 1845-1846: List of all time and eternity sealings in the Nauvoo Temple (after 12/10/1845 but before 3/1/1846).
Sealings Between 1846-1852: List of all time and eternity sealings after the exodus from Nauvoo and before the public announcement of plural marriage (after 3/1/1846 but before 8/31/1852).