Florida Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Florida, Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001 .
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|Florida, United States|
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|Location of Florida|
|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?
The collection consists of an index to marriages from the Florida Department of Health in Jacksonville for the years 1822 to 2001. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.
To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Florida marriages, click here.
What Can this Collection Tell Me?
The records may include the following information:
- Name of bride and groom
- Marriage date and place
- Name of spouse (May only list surname)
- Reference ID - Page/Volume/Entry/Certificate Number
|Many marriages recorded in the South, are separated by race in volumes, books, or registers. Be sure to check to determine if you have the right set of marriage records.|
How Do I Search the Collection?
To begin your search it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor.
- The approximate year of marriage.
- The place where the marriage occurred.
- The name of the intended spouse.
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:
For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [FamilySearch Tips and Tricks].
What Do I Do Next?
When you have located your ancestor in the marriage index, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?
- Use the marriage information to locate your ancestors in the census.
- Search for other ancestors in the marriage index.
- Locate additional records in the county where the marriage occurred to determine if more information on your ancestors can be found.
I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?
- Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
- 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 that may be your ancestor.
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.
- "Florida Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. From "Florida, Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001." Database and images. Ancestry. http://www.ancestry.com : 2006. Citing Florida Department of Health, Jacksonville, Florida; and Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research.
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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