Connecticut Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Connecticut, Marriage Index, 1959-2001 .
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|Connecticut, United States|
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|Location of Connecticut|
|Record Type||Marriage Index|
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 What Can this Collection Tell Me?
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing this Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in the Collection?
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Connecticut, Marriage Index, 1959-2001.|
This collection includes records from 1959 to 2001, and consists of an index to marriages from the Connecticut Department of Public Health in Hartford. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.
To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Connecticut marriages, click here.
What Can this Collection Tell Me?
Information found in this collection usually includes:
- Name of bride and groom
- Marriage date and place
- Name of spouse (May only list surname)
Other information may include:
- Capacity of the Officiator (Clergy, Civil, Military)
How Do I Search the Collection?
To begin your search it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- Identifying information such as the name of the spouse, marriage date or place
Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in the requested information on 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 compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor. 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.
- If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
- Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Tips and Tricks.
What Do I Do Next?
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?
|With a marriage date and place identified, try to obtain an image or actual certificate of the original record, through the Connecticut Department of Public Health in Hartford. The index entry generally lists only the most basic identifying information for an individual, so the original record may contain further information which was not indexed. Save or print a copy of the image.|
- 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.
- Use the information listed for the Officiator which could lead you to church or military records.
- Use the age to locate birth records.
I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?
- 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.
Citing this Collection
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
- "Connecticut Marriage Index, 1959-2001" Database. FamilySearch. Website: accessed 2017. From "Connecticut, Marriage Index, 1959-2001." Database. Ancestry. http://www.ancestry.com : 2003. Citing Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford.
Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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