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NOTE: To determine which digital records are likely to be found within a collection or to find missing images, see, Using Film Notes in the Catalog to determine the content of a final browse point in Historical Records (56000).

NOTE: Most missing records are available on microfilm. See Ordering a microfilm or microfiche (55678). To view films, see Finding a family history center near you (54018).

Question #1: The record detail page is linked to the wrong image. How can I find the correct image?
Answer #1: From the record detail page, use the Event Date, Event Place, Film Number, and/or the Reference ID information to find the correct image by using the right or left scroll arrow.
Occasionally an image is missed or restricted from being online. Order the Film Number found on the record detail page. The known missing or restricted images include:

  • Digital Folder Number 004266235 or Film 955886: Marriage license dockets, 1885-1950 Luzerne County (Pennsylvania); Marriages, volumes 24-25, 1899-1902. Page 5 containing Certificate numbers 30664 to 30673 of Volume 25 (1901-1902) located on Frame 428 (within Volume 25 – Frame 54).
  • Below is a list of restricted Digital Folder (DF) Numbers and the corresponding Film Numbers.
4264889 0895148 Warren –1852-1853, 1885-1891
4455229 0861076 Fayette - 1852-1855
4460667 1294602 Cambria - 1885-1887
4460696 1463004 Clearfield - 1852-1854 1868, 1877, 1878 (recording of marriages that occurred earlier)
4460701 1429963 Clearfield - 1915-1916
4811530 0020644 Adams - 1852-1855, 1885-1887
4811669 1315276 Clarion - 1913- 1916
4833131 2022025 Susquehanna - 1950 (Oct-Dec)
4838673 0857354 Venango - 1852-1853
4838885 0941721 Juniata - 1858-1863; index to marriages, 1852-1853; 1885-1887
4838909 0961101 Northumberland - 1852-1855
4838911 1026546 Mifflin - 1852-1853
4838950 1314324 Warren - 1915-1918, 1908
4838967 1319632 Indiana - 1852-1856
4838978 1927420 Susquehanna - 1852-1854, 1873; 1946-1953
4838979 1994232 Susquehanna - 1852-1854, 1873

Question #2: The browse path only includes Film Number (Digital Folder Number). How can I find the records I am looking for?
Answer #2: See Browsing images with film numbers as the browse points (53900) . To find the marriage records online, search with Last Names; with life event for Marriage Place and Marriage Year (Range); and with a relationship: Spouse, entering all or part of the name.

Question #3: Some indexed records have name, event place or date errors. How can I determine the correct information?
Answer #3: View the document to verify the correct information. The event place and date can also be checked by searching the Catalog using the film number included in the record detail page. See Finding microfilm numbers in the catalog (55632). A list of known problems is included below:

  • Records indexed with an Event Place containing some variation of Washington, including Washington State, Washington, D.C., or Washington County.
  • Records indexed with Event Place: Carbon, Wedstmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States: All records associated with Film 1289274 or DGS 4460969, should have been indexed with Event Place: Carbon, Pennsylvania, United States.
  • Records indexed with the wrong bride: Because most of the records in collection have multiple records on an image, it is easy for an indexer to mix the records.
  • In the browse point 004541329, the indexer transcribed the marriage date as 1835 rather than 1935. These include images 929-936. As a result, the estimated birth years are also incorrect.
  • In the browse point 004833171, the Luzerne County records on the right side of the images 379-388 were not indexed. View the images online.
  • Divorce records mixed in with marriage records.

If additional problems are encountered with the collection, you can report them at

  • If searching the collection: please include the name of the collection, and all search criteria used, including name, event, dates and places.
  • If browsing the collection: please include the full browse path you used to get to where the problem occurred. The browse path is located above the image viewer window.
  • For example: Pennsylvania County Marriages, 1885 – 1950 > 004028787 > Image of 7 of 761.
  • For technical issues: please include operating system and browser version.

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