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Question #1:Worcester marriage records in 1851 are linked to the images from Eastham. Which is correct?
Answer #1: The correct marriage location is Eastham.

Question #2: Some names are linked to the wrong image or there is no image. How can I see the correct image?
Answer #2: When a name is not found on the image the name is linked to, it can occasionally be found by moving forward or backward one or two images using the arrow keys.

There are places in this collection where images were accidentally omitted or where only part of the image was captured when the film was digitized and placed online. This creates broken or invalid links. However the images on microfilm can be ordered and viewed at a FamilySearch Center. To find the correct film go to the FamilySearch Catalog and do a keyword search for Massachusetts Marriages 1841-1915. Select the births, marriages and deaths collection and you will be directed to a page that lists films. Under the heading Film Notes the films are listed in alphabetical and chronological order. Scan down the list to find the correct title. The film number is listed to the right. For instructions on ordering microfilm please see: Ordering Microfilm or Microfiche. Once ordered, the film will be sent to your local FamilySearch Center and can be viewed there.

Question #3: Why does DGS film 4329365 have birth records when it is in the marriage record collection?
Answer #3: Birth and marriage records are on the same film. The links for the marriages images correctly goes to the marriage portion of the film.

Question #4: Where are the Norwich 1844 marriage records?
Answer #4: The Norwich 1844 marriage records were accidentally omitted from the collection. Refer to Answer #2 above for instruction on how to see the record.

Question #5: Some records do not include the parents of the spouses. The records for the parents can be found but they are not linked with the spouses. Why?
Answer #5: Some of the marriage records are on two different pages and thus on two different images. You can arrow forward or backward from one image to the next to get the complete information.

Question #6: I am looking for records from the town of Harwich. Can you help me?
Answer #6: There are many records for the town of Harwich which were incorrectly indexed as Harwick.

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