In my quest to find the original marriage record of James C. Redenburgh and Mary Jones (m. 5 Oct 1853), I found that his marriage was could be found in FHL Microfilm 1,671,673. So I accessed that film and found that it contained 789 images. BTW, the film is not indexed.
Now, my problem is that I don't understand how this book was organized. The very first page (image) says "Register of Marriages New York, NY Vol 1, June 1847-Jan 1849. Then there is a handwritten page saying the same thing. The following image lists marriages in 1829 and 1830 (actually out of the scope of the title). But the arrangement is what is intriguing. The order of listing appears to be, first by year, then by alphabetic order of the surname of the groom. (So the date of marriage is not chronological. (At which point I thought that I understood how the listings would be organized _Horray!)
So I skipped ahead to 1853 and found the first listing was Adam on Aug 27 1853, next was Allen on June 1 1853, etc...
So I'm skipping through the A's and suddenly find myself in 1854, but starting over with the alphabetized order (aa,ab,ac etc). I have yet to get to the R's
So my question is this: does anyone have experience (and can guide me) as to how these listings were organized?