Mrs. Christos Sarbov of Bethesda, Md. and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and Dr. Zlatin of Washington, D.C. announce the marriage of their daughter, Mary to Dr. Paul G. Sifton, son of Mrs. Paul F. Sifton of Bailey Island, Me. and Oaxaca, Mexico and the late Mr. Sifton. The ceremony took place in the First Baptist Church of Washington with the Rev. Charles Sanks Jr. officiating. The Bride's matron of honor was Mrs. John H. Killian of Washington, and the best man was the groom's brother, the Honorable Charles P. Sifton, Federal Distrct Judge, Eastern District Judge, Eastern District, New York state. A reception following the ceremony was held at the International Club.

Mrs. Sifton graduated from Stone Ridge Country Day School (Md.) and Georgetown University. She has been employed at the Library of Congress, French Section, Shared Cataloging Division, and for a brief perod will servce as special events coordinator for the Associate Librartian for National Programs. Her father was stationed in Washington as a Bulgarian diplomat from 1936-39. Later he joined the staff of the Library of Congress, where he served as a cataloger of incunabula in the Law Library and then became an editor in the National Union Publications Project. The bride's great-grandfather, Constantin Stoiloff, was prime minister of Bulgaria.

Dr. Sifton attended St. John's College, Annapolis, Md., received his undergraduate degree from George Washington University, and graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He held a Fulbright grant to the University of Grenoble and the Sorbonne, and has taught at Wayne State University and the University of Kiel, West Germany. After serving as interpretive historian at Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia, Dr. Sifton joined the staff of the Library of Congress as specialist in early American history in the Manuscript Division. He is a past director of the Manuscript Society.

After a wedding trip to Florida and to Maine, the couple will reside in Washington.