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FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

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Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1933 to 1939.

The collection consists of an index to marriages from the Arkansas Vital Records Division, Arkansas Department of Health. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.

Citation for this Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"Arkansas, Marriage Index, 1933-1939." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing "Arkansas, Marriage Index." Ancestry.com. www.ancestry.com : 2005.

Record Content

The index includes the following information:

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Bride's parents
  • Groom's parents
  • Ages of bride and groom
  • Calculated birthdates for the bride and groom
  • Marriage date and place
  • Reference ID - Page/Volume/Entry/Certificate Number

How to Use the Record

To search this collection using the index:

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors 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 compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

Be aware there may be inaccuracies such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:

  • The names of the bride and groom
  • The marriage place
  • The marriage date

Related Websites

Arkansas Marriage Records 

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