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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 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 for collections published in FamilySearch.org. Source citations include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Connecticut Marriage Index." Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com. : 2012.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts 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

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

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.

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

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

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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Connecticut Marriage Records

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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.


Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Connecticut, Marriage Index, 1959-2001," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VWR8-74L : accessed 15 May 2012), Duane C Adams, 1973; citing Marriage Records, Ancestry.com.


 

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