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Question #1: When trying to view records, the image viewer displays no browse points or navigation icons. How can I view these records?
Answer #1: There are restricted films that have been indexed, but these films include images that are beyond the 75 year cutoff date for displaying marriage records. As a result, the records that have been indexed are viewable, but without browse capability for the entire film. In addition, if you do not see a particular film online when browsing by county, then you may order the restricted film.

Question #2: Without the browse capability for certain restricted films, it is not possible to see the next image containing the second page of some marriage records. How can these pages be viewed?
Answer #2: In some cases, you will be able to view the second image if you know and search using either mother’s maiden name. Also, if the mothers were indexed twice, the second image is available. If the mothers were not indexed separately, then the second page is not currently available online, and the film may be ordered for viewing at your local FamilySearch Center.

Question #3: The records for Berrien > Marriage affadavits, 1915, v. 1 begin with June. Where can I find records for January-May?
Answer #3: The records for Marriage affidavits, 1915, v.1 and v.2 have been loaded backwards. Records from January 1 – June 23 are located in Berrien > Marriage affadavits 1915 v. 2, and records June 23- December 31 are located in Berrien > Marriage affadavits 1915 v. 1.

NOTE that the correct spelling for the following browse paths should be “affidavits”:

  • Berrien > Marriage affadavits, ... (total of 69 browse points misspelled)
  • Jackson > Marriage affadavits, 1899, v. 2
  • St Joseph > Marriage affadavits, 1926
  • Wayne > Marriage affadavits, ... (total of 17 browse points misspelled)

Question #4: I cannot find records for Mackinac County. Are they available?
Answer #4: Mackinac county is not online at this time. The films for these records can be found in the catalog by using the keyword search Michigan Mackinac Marriages.

Question #5: The marriage certificates for Wayne County, Marriage indexes, 1867-1873, v. G appear to be missing. Where can I find the marriage certificates listed in the marriage index?
Answer #5: The marriage index and marriage certificates for this set of records are combined. The index is found on images 1 through 50; the corresponding certificates are found starting with image 51.

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    For example: Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1935 > Allegan > Marriage licenses, 1924, v. 10 > Image 1 of 153.
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