Connecticut, Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
  
The index covers the years 1959 to 2001.  
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This Collection will include records from 1949 to 2001.  
  
== Record Description  ==
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The collection consists of an index to marriages from the Connecticut Department of Public Health in Hartford. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.
  
The collection consists of an index to marriages Connecticut Department of Public Health in Hartford. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
=== Record Content  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
  
The index includes the following information:  
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{{Collection citation | text= "Connecticut, Marriage Index, 1959-2001" Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing "Connecticut, Marriage Index." <i>Ancestry.com</i>. www.ancestry.com : 2003.}}
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== Record Content  ==
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Information found in this collection may include:  
  
 
*Name of bride and groom  
 
*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  
 
*Marriage date and place  
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*Name of spouse (May only list surname)
 
*Reference ID - Page/Volume/Entry/Certificate Number
 
*Reference ID - Page/Volume/Entry/Certificate Number
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes to marriages make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.  
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To begin your search it is helpful to know the name of your ancestor and some other identifying information such as the name of the spouse, marriage date or place.  
  
When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:
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=== Search the Collection  ===
  
*The names of the bride and groom.  
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To search the collection fill in the requested information in 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:
*The marriage place.  
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*The marriage date.
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Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestor in the marriage records from Connecticut. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if this is the correct marriage. You may need to compare the information of more than one marriage to make this determination.  
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
  
== Record History  ==
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].
  
The index is an affiliate index, created by Ancestry.com. It was provided to FamilySearch as part of a data swap.
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=== Using the Information  ===
  
=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
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When you have located your ancestor’s record use the page, volume, entry or certificate number listed to locate your ancestor's marriage certificate. The certificates are available at the Connecticut Department of Public Health in Hartford.
  
The index was created to profide easy access to specific marriage records.
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=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
  
=== Record Reliability  ===
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*Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have married in Connecticut.
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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*Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
  
The index is very reliable.  
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=== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ===
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
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*Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
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*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals with the same family number.
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
&nbsp;[http://www.recordsbase.com/?act=marriage&fc=39&fck=connecticut&utm_source=adw&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=marriage&creativeid=g7854653264&utm_term=connecticut%20marriage%20records&group=adw-connecticut-marriage-records&network=g&site=&ran=2113190289786314040&target=&aceid=&asl=[name]&location=connecticut&match=e&gclid=CKbx6ubNvKsCFYYZQgodRzOYsA Records Base Online]
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*[http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3132&q=388130&dphNav=%7C46940%7C Connecticut Department of Public Health ]
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*[http://www.recordsbase.com/?act=marriage&fc=39&fck=connecticut&utm_source=adw&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=marriage&creativeid=g7854653264&utm_term=connecticut%20marriage%20records&group=adw-connecticut-marriage-records&network=g&site=&ran=2113190289786314040&target=&aceid=&asl= Connecticut Marriage Records]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[Connecticut_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|Connecticut Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Connecticut|Connecticut]]
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*[[Connecticut Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Connecticut Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Connecticut Vital Records|Connecticut Vital Records]]
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== 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.  
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When you copy information from a record, you should 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.  
 
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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 Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
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*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
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*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
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== Sources of information for This Collection  ==
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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]].  
  
 
[[Category:Connecticut|Vital Records]]
 
[[Category:Connecticut|Vital Records]]

Revision as of 20:55, 16 September 2013

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

Contents

Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1949 to 2001.

The collection consists of an index to marriages from the Connecticut Department of Public Health in Hartford. 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 Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Connecticut, Marriage Index, 1959-2001" Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing "Connecticut, Marriage Index." Ancestry.com. www.ancestry.com : 2003.

Record Content

Information found in this collection may include:

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Marriage date and place
  • Name of spouse (May only list surname)
  • Reference ID - Page/Volume/Entry/Certificate Number

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the name of your ancestor and some other identifying information such as the name of the spouse, marriage date or place.

Search the Collection

To search the collection fill in the requested information in 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.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record use the page, volume, entry or certificate number listed to locate your ancestor's marriage certificate. The certificates are available at the Connecticut Department of Public Health in Hartford.

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 Connecticut.
  • 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?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals with the same family number.

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 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.