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Access the records: Idaho, Marriage Index, 1947-1961 .
The collection consists of an index to marriages created by the Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics. Covering marriages filed between May 1, 1947 and December 31, 1961.
To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Idaho marriages, click here.
Information found in the marriage index includes the following:
- Marriage date
- Marriage place
- Spouse's Name
- Certificate Number
How to Use the Record
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
- The name of the person at the time of marriage
- Identifying information such as the approximate marriage date and place
Search the Collection
To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
- There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
- Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
- If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
- Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
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Using the Information
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. The information may lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:
- Use the certificate number to request a copy of the death certificate.
- Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
- Use the location find the family in census, church, and land records.
Tips to Keep in Mind
- Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have married in the same place or nearby.
- When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
- Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
Unable to Find Your Ancestor?
- Check for variant spellings of the names.
- Look for a different index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
|Don't overlook FHL Keyword Idaho, Vital Records items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article Idaho Archives and Libraries. For additional information about this state see the wiki article Idaho.|
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Citations for This Collection
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- "Idaho, Marriage Index, 1947-1961" Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Boise.
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