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Field Helps

Image Type Image Type

Click in the Image Type field, and then click on the option from the list that best describes the image.

If the image is normal and has information to be indexed, select Normal. Then press Tab or Enter.

If the image is blank, is an exact duplicate of another image, or is unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list. If the data on the image is not a marriage record, select No Extractable Data Image. Press Tab or Enter, and, on the warning message, click Yes. Then continue to the next image.

Click here to see an example: Normal

Page Number Page Number

The page number is usually located in the upper left or right corner of the page.

If the document does not have a page number, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 13

Groom's Given Names Groom's Given Names

The groom'ss name was often written in more than one place on the record. Type the most complete version of the given name, taking into consideration all the versions that were written in the record. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr, Jr, or Mr, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Ben

Groom's Surname Groom's Surname 

The groom's name was often written in more than one place on the record. Type the most complete version of the surname, taking into consideration all the versions that were written in the record. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr, Jr, or Mr, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Cohan

Groom's Titles or Terms Groom's Titles or Terms

Type titles or terms, such as Sr, Jr, or Mr, that were recorded with the groom's name.

If a title or term was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index the profession or occupation in this field.

If titles or terms were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown", press Tab to skip this field. 

Click here to see an example: Jr

Groom's Age Groom's Age

Index only full years. If fractions of years were recorded, round down to the nearest full year.

If the age was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 21

Groom's Father's Given Names Groom's Father's Given Names

The name of the groom's father may have been written in more than one place on the record. Type the most complete version of the given name, taking into consideration all the versions that were written in the record. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr, Jr, or Mr, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field..

Click here to see an example: Monroe

Groom's Father's Surname Groom's Father's Surname

The name of the groom's father may have been written in more than one place on the record. Type the most complete version of the surname, taking into consideration all the versions that were written in the record. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr, Jr, or Mr, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," pressTab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Ellison

Groom's Father's Titles or Terms Groom's Father's Titles or Terms

Type titles or terms, such as Sr, Jr, or Mr, that were recorded with the name.

If a title or term was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index the profession or occupation in this field.

If titles or terms were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Sr

Groom's Mother's Given Names Groom's Mother's Given Names

The name of the groom's mother may have been written in more than one place on the record. Type the most complete version of the given name, taking into consideration all the versions that were written in the record. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Miss or Mrs, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Fannie

Groom's Mother's Surname Groom's Mother's Surname

The name of the groom's mother may have been written in more than one place on the record. Type the most complete version of the surname, taking into consideration all the versions that were written in the record. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mrs or Miss, with the name. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," pressTab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Austin

Groom's Mother's Titles or Terms Groom's Mother's Titles or Terms

Type titles or terms, such as Mrs or Miss, that were recorded with the name.

If a title or term was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index the profession or occupation in this field.

If titles or terms were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Event Day Event Day

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day that the event occurred. If more than one date appears on the record, index the marriage certificate date.

If the day was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank. 

Click here to see an example: 2

Event Month Event Month

Type the first three letters of the month: Jan, Feb, Mar, etc. If more than one date appears on the record, index the marriage certificate date.

If the month was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Jun

Event Year Event Year

Type the four-digit number for the year. If more than one date appears on the record, index the marriage certificate date.

If no year or only a two-digit number was recorded for the year, you may be able to determine the year from other data on the record or from the previous or next image. If you cannot determine the full four-digit number, type what was written on the record.

If the year was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1929


 

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