Idaho County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1662500 |title=Idaho County Marriage Records, 1864-1950|location=United States}}<br>  
  
== Collection Time Period<br> ==
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== Record Description  ==
  
The county records cover the years 1864 to 1950. Also included are records from the towns of Ashton, Marysville, and Weiser.
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This Collection will include records from 1864 to 1950.<br>
  
== Record Description<br> ==
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About half the records are single page records or registers and another half are packet style with packet cover and related documents. Included in this collection are marriage licenses, certificates, applications, docket books, and affidavits. The collection may also include some loose documents. The first laws in Idaho Territory concerning marriages were enacted in 1864. The first Territorial Legislative Assembly made provisions for books in which to record certificates issued by the person performing the marriage ceremony, as well as contracts made by individuals. Although some early Idaho Territorial marriage contracts were recorded, most were not. Pre-1895 records located in the county courthouses of Idaho are certificates issued by the person performing the marriage ceremony.&nbsp; County recorders have records of marriages since the date each county was organized. In addition to the register, most counties will also have the original marriage applications. These are especially valuable if one or both marriage parties are under legal age as permission from the parent or guardian is included. No licenses were required before 11 March 1895.&nbsp; Civil marriage records were created to legalize marital relationships and to safeguard the interests of the wife and other heirs.&nbsp; The date and place of marriage and the name of the presiding official are quite reliable. Other information depends upon the knowledge and reliability of the informants, usually the bride and groom.
  
About half the records are single page records or registers and another half are packet style with packet cover and related documents. Included in this collection are marriage licenses, certificates, applications, docket books, and affidavits. The collection may also include some loose documents.
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
=== Record Content<br> ===
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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.
  
[[Image:Idaho County Marriage Record (09-0221) (09-0222) DGS 4533339 136.jpg|thumb|right]] Key genealogical facts found in most Idaho marriage records are:
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• Name of bride/groom<br>• Date of marriage<br>• Location of marriage<br>• Presiding official<br>• Date of birth<br>• Place of birth<br>• Residence at time of marriage
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[[Idaho County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
== How to Use the Records<br> ==
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== Record Content  ==
  
Marriage records are the best source for validating the date and place of marriage. Use the marriage as the basis for compiling a family group. Use the birth date or age and birth place of each partner to find a couple’s birth records and parents’ names. Use the place of residence to search for other records that may have information on parents and siblings. The name of the presiding official is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.  
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Key genealogical facts found in most Idaho marriage records are: [[Image:Idaho County Marriage Record (09-0221) (09-0222) DGS 4533339 136.jpg|thumb|right]]
  
== Record History<br> ==
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*Names of the groom and bride
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*Current county and state of their residence
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*Date and place license was issued
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*Date and place of marriage
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*Names of witnesses
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*Presiding official
  
The first laws in Idaho Territory concerning marriages were enacted in 1864. The first Territorial Legislative Assembly made provisions for books in which to record certificates issued by the person performing the marriage ceremony, as well as contracts made by individuals. Although some early Idaho Territorial marriage contracts were recorded, most were not. Pre-1895 records located in the county courthouses of Idaho are certificates issued by the person performing the marriage ceremony.  
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== How to Use the Records == Marriage records are the best source for validating the date and place of marriage. Use the marriage as the basis for compiling a family group. Use the birth date or age and birth place of each partner to find a couple’s birth records and parents’ names. Use the place of residence to search for other records that may have information on parents and siblings. The name of the presiding official is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.  
  
County recorders have records of marriages since the date each county was organized. In addition to the register, most counties will also have the original marriage applications. These are especially valuable if one or both marriage parties are under legal age as permission from the parent or guardian is included. No licenses were required before 11 March 1895.
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== How to Use the Record  ==
  
=== Why This Collection Was Created?  ===
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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.
  
Civil marriage records were created to legalize marital relationships and to safeguard the interests of the wife and other heirs.
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== Known Issues with This Collecton  ==
  
=== Record Reliability  ===
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Idaho County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
  
The date and place of marriage and the name of the presiding official are quite reliable. Other information depends upon the knowledge and reliability of the informants, usually the bride and groom.
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== Related Websites  ==
  
== Related Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.idahogenealogy.com/ Idaho Genealogy] *[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~idgenweb/ Idaho GenWeb Project]
 
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
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[[Idaho Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho Vital Records]]  
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*[[Idaho]]
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*[[Idaho Vital Records]]
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*[[Idaho Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
 
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== Sources of Information for This Collection:  ==
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<!--bibdescbegin-->"Idaho County Marriage Records, 1864-1950," database, FamilySearch Record Search, 2010. Digital copies of originals housed in County Archives in various counties throughout Idaho. <!--bibdescend-->
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<br>The format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]
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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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Please add sample citations to this article following the format guidelines in the wiki article listed above.  
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==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in 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]].
  
*United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet ([http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org]): September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
*Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet ([http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org]): April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023<br>
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"Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950." &nbsp;database and digital images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 11 March 2011), Thomas A Johnson to Elvira Kinney, 25 August 1903; citing Marriage Records, FHL microfilm 14,15,211; County Archives, Cassia County, Burley, Idaho, United States.
  
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FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1864 to 1950.

About half the records are single page records or registers and another half are packet style with packet cover and related documents. Included in this collection are marriage licenses, certificates, applications, docket books, and affidavits. The collection may also include some loose documents. The first laws in Idaho Territory concerning marriages were enacted in 1864. The first Territorial Legislative Assembly made provisions for books in which to record certificates issued by the person performing the marriage ceremony, as well as contracts made by individuals. Although some early Idaho Territorial marriage contracts were recorded, most were not. Pre-1895 records located in the county courthouses of Idaho are certificates issued by the person performing the marriage ceremony.  County recorders have records of marriages since the date each county was organized. In addition to the register, most counties will also have the original marriage applications. These are especially valuable if one or both marriage parties are under legal age as permission from the parent or guardian is included. No licenses were required before 11 March 1895.  Civil marriage records were created to legalize marital relationships and to safeguard the interests of the wife and other heirs.  The date and place of marriage and the name of the presiding official are quite reliable. Other information depends upon the knowledge and reliability of the informants, usually the bride and groom.

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.

Idaho County Courts. Idaho, County Marriages. County Courthouses, Idaho.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in most Idaho marriage records are:
Idaho County Marriage Record (09-0221) (09-0222) DGS 4533339 136.jpg
  • Names of the groom and bride
  • Current county and state of their residence
  • Date and place license was issued
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of witnesses
  • Presiding official
== How to Use the Records == Marriage records are the best source for validating the date and place of marriage. Use the marriage as the basis for compiling a family group. Use the birth date or age and birth place of each partner to find a couple’s birth records and parents’ names. Use the place of residence to search for other records that may have information on parents and siblings. The name of the presiding official is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties. 

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.

Known Issues with This Collecton

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950."  database and digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 11 March 2011), Thomas A Johnson to Elvira Kinney, 25 August 1903; citing Marriage Records, FHL microfilm 14,15,211; County Archives, Cassia County, Burley, Idaho, United States.