California Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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|title=California Marriages,1850-1945
 
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== Collection Time Period  ==
 
 
This index covers events from 1850 through 1945.
 
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].  
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This Collection will include records from 1850 to 1945.<br>
  
 
This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:  
 
This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:  
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*Civil Registration
 
*Civil Registration
  
This index is not complete for any particular place or region.  
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For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This index is an index of the births, marriages, and deaths throughout California. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing to accomplish its program of identifying the ancestry of mankind.
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
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Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of information available on those who were born, married, or died in California.  
  
{{Collection citation| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Genealogical Society of Utah. California Marriages. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->}}
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=== Coverage Table ===
  
This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
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A coverage table for this collection is available is the wiki article [[California Marriages, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].  
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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.<br>
  
=== Record Content  ===
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{{Collection citation | text= "California Marriages,1850-1945." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.}}
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== Record Content  ==
  
 
The key genealogical facts found in birth index entries may include:  
 
The key genealogical facts found in birth index entries may include:  
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*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials  
 
*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials  
 
*Microfilm number and inclusive dates on the film
 
*Microfilm number and inclusive dates on the film
 
== Coverage Table  ==
 
 
This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.
 
 
Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by state.
 
 
As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.<br><br>
 
 
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! align="center" scope="col" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(240, 240, 240);" | '''Locality'''
 
! align="center" scope="col" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(240, 240, 240);" | '''Births and Christenings, 1817-1997'''
 
! align="center" scope="col" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(240, 240, 240);" | '''Marriages, 1817-1997'''
 
! align="center" scope="col" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(240, 240, 240);" | '''Deaths and Burials, 1817-1997'''
 
|-
 
| Alameda
 
| 89,546
 
| 2,687
 
| 35,183
 
|-
 
| Alpine
 
| 110
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Amador
 
| 588
 
| 3,406
 
| 577
 
|-
 
| Butte
 
| 11,820
 
| 0
 
| 20,466
 
|-
 
| Calaveras
 
| 1,690
 
| 960
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| California
 
| 3,861
 
| 25,646
 
| 38,905
 
|-
 
| Colusa
 
| 283
 
| 466
 
| 238
 
|-
 
| Contra Costa
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 3,294
 
|-
 
| Del Norte
 
| 467
 
| 618
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| El Dorado
 
| 986
 
| 4,202
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Fresno
 
| 7,815
 
| 19,063
 
| 4,082
 
|-
 
| Glenn
 
| 488
 
| 3,670
 
| 1,465
 
|-
 
| Humboldt
 
| 1,922
 
| 22,836
 
| 3,814
 
|-
 
| Imperial
 
| 0
 
| 1,563
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Inyo
 
| 0
 
| 1,051
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Kern
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Kings
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Lake
 
| 842
 
| 3,544
 
| 2,040
 
|-
 
| Lassen
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Los Angeles
 
| 23,808
 
| 189,228
 
| 127,575
 
|-
 
| Madera
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 374
 
|-
 
| Marin
 
| 3,121
 
| 17,784
 
| 1,547
 
|-
 
| Mariposa
 
| 0
 
| 1,521
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Mendocino
 
| 992
 
| 7,305
 
| 6,157
 
|-
 
| Merced
 
| 328
 
| 1,618
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Modoc
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Mono
 
| 186
 
| 464
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Monterey
 
| 8,043
 
| 5,018
 
| 4,126
 
|-
 
| Napa
 
| 1,544
 
| 2,598
 
| 3,770
 
|-
 
| Nevada
 
| 2,603
 
| 10,535
 
| 5,558
 
|-
 
| Orange
 
| 1,961
 
| 93,631
 
| 15,309
 
|-
 
| Placer
 
| 611
 
| 9,453
 
| 337
 
|-
 
| Plumas
 
| 171
 
| 170
 
| 292
 
|-
 
| Riverside
 
| 4,470
 
| 1,797
 
| 5,676
 
|-
 
| Sacramento
 
| 7,784
 
| 27,802
 
| 51,764
 
|-
 
| San Benito
 
| 0
 
| 1,802
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| San Bernardino
 
| 9,605
 
| 6,355
 
| 15,919
 
|-
 
| San Diego
 
| 3,717
 
| 0
 
| 2,431
 
|-
 
| San Francisco
 
| 141
 
| 35,725
 
| 72,896
 
|-
 
| San Joaquin
 
| 0
 
| 14,836
 
| 5,240
 
|-
 
| San Luis Obispo
 
| 1,480
 
| 8,032
 
| 1,138
 
|-
 
| San Mateo
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Santa Barbara
 
| 12,003
 
| 18,829
 
| 10,048
 
|-
 
| Santa Clara
 
| 7,401
 
| 11,160
 
| 14,127
 
|-
 
| Santa Cruz
 
| 2,135
 
| 7,940
 
| 2,616
 
|-
 
| Shasta
 
| 6,063
 
| 5,172
 
| 1,484
 
|-
 
| Sierra
 
| 286
 
| 767
 
| 531
 
|-
 
| Siskiyou
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Solano
 
| 0
 
| 9,710
 
| 1,926
 
|-
 
| Sonoma
 
| 6,673
 
| 22,787
 
| 15,972
 
|-
 
| Stanislaus
 
| 274
 
| 5,196
 
| 226
 
|-
 
| Sutter
 
| 333
 
| 2,805
 
| 630
 
|-
 
| Tehama
 
| 3,698
 
| 3,197
 
| 1,437
 
|-
 
| Trinity
 
| 135
 
| 479
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Tulare
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Tuolumne
 
| 0
 
| 3,863
 
| 1,405
 
|-
 
| Ventura
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Yolo
 
| 369
 
| 5,686
 
| 4,891
 
|-
 
| Yuba
 
| 352
 
| 5,561
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Total
 
| 230,705
 
| 628,538
 
| 485,466
 
|}
 
  
 
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.  
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'''To search this collection using the index:'''
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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.  
  
 
Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:  
 
Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:  
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*[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]  
 
*[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]  
 
*[[IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America]]
 
*[[IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America]]
 
== Record History  ==
 
 
For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This index is an index of the births, marriages, and deaths throughout California. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.
 
 
=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
 
 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing to accomplish its program of identifying the ancestry of mankind.
 
 
=== Record Reliability  ===
 
 
Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of information available on those who were born, married, or died in California.
 
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[[California|California]]
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*[[California County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[California Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[California|California]]  
 
*[[California Vital Records]]
 
*[[California Vital Records]]
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
==== Example of a Source Citation for a Record Found in This Collection  ====
 
 
“California, Marriages, 1850-1945,” database, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 March 2012), Otto Ritzert and Alice Alberta Mansfield Williamson, 26 Oct 1911; citing Los Angeles County (California). County Recorder, California, County Court (Los Angeles County), Marriage certificates, 1851-1924; index, 1851-1920, FHL microfilm 1033227; v. 156 1909-1924, v. 157-159 1911, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
 
  
 
[[Category:California|Vital]]
 
[[Category:California|Vital]]

Revision as of 19:28, 11 July 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: California Marriages,1850-1945 .

Contents

Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1850 to 1945.

This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This index is an index of the births, marriages, and deaths throughout California. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing to accomplish its program of identifying the ancestry of mankind.

Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of information available on those who were born, married, or died in California.

Coverage Table

A coverage table for this collection is available is the wiki article California Marriages, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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.

"California Marriages,1850-1945." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in birth index entries may include:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Christening date (if the source is a church record)
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:

  • Name of the bride and groom
  • Names of the parents
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The key genealogical facts found in death or burial index entries may include:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Name of the spouse (if married)
  • Death or burial date
  • Death or burial place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
  • Microfilm number and inclusive dates on the film


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.

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to this Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.