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Known Issues

Question #1: How can I see the image of page 5 of the Luzerne, Pennsylvania Marriage Licenses, 1901-1902?
Answer #1: Page 5 of the Luzerne, Pennsylvania Marriage Licenses, 1901-1902 was accidentally omitted from the digital film. Page 5 can be viewed on film # 955886. You can order the film and then view it at your local FamilySearch Center. See: Ordering Microfilm or Microfiche.

Question #2: When searching for a marriage record, the link took me to the wrong image. Is there a way to find the correct image?
Answer #2: If the displayed image is incorrect, look back at the indexed information page. Near the bottom you will see a category titled reference number or page number. Use this number and move forward or backward to find the correct page with the desired image.

Question #3: I tried using the reference number to find an image that was incorrectly linked. It is not there. Is there a way to obtain a copy of the marriage certificate?
Answer #3: Occasionally an image is missed when a collection is placed online. If the image you are searching for is missing, you may request a copy by contacting Please include all search criteria used, including name, event, dates and places. If you prefer you can order the film and view it at your local FamilySearch Center. (See Answer #1 above for instructions). You will find the film number listed near the bottom of the indexed information page, close to where you find the reference number.

Question #4: When browsing this collection, I noticed that some of the file folders are missing. Are these records available?
Answer #4: These records are currently unavailable online, but the films for these files can be ordered and viewed at your local FamilySearch (formerly Family History) Center. Below is a list of the missing files and their corresponding film numbers. You may search the FamilySearch Catalog using the film number to find the records contained in each film.

4264889 0895148 Warren
4455229 0861076 Fayette
4460667 1294602 Cambria
4460696 1463004 Clearfield
4460701 1429963 Clearfield
4811530 0020644 Adams
4811669 1315276 Clarion
4833131 2022025 Susquehanna
4838673 0857354 Venango
4838885 0941721 Juniata
4838909 0961101 Northumberland
4838911 1026546 Mifflin
4838950 1314324 Warren
4838967 1319632 Indiana
4838978 1927420 Susquehanna
4838979 1994232 Susquehanna

Question #5: Why are divorce records mixed in with marriage records?
Answer #5: In the original records, divorce records were occasionally recorded along with the marriage records.

Question #6: The browse folders only have numbers. How can I browse through records from this collection?
Answer #6: This collection has what is called a “fake browse”. You can browse this collection by selecting Marriage under the Last Name search box and then entering the county or town you would like to search. All of the indexed information for persons from those localities will be displayed.

If you encounter additional problems with this collection, feel free to report them at Please include the following information:

• If searching a specific collection: please include the name of the collection; include all search criteria used, including name, event, dates and places.
• If browsing this collection: please include the full path you followed to where the problem occurred. The browse path is located above the Image viewer window.
For example:Pennsylvania County Marriages, 1885 – 1950 > 004028787 > Image of 7 of 761.
• If you are reporting a technical issue: please include your operating system and browser version, such as Windows XP and Internet Explorer.

Your assistance will help ensure that future revisions will be considered.

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