Georgia Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967 .
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|Georgia, United States|
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|Location of Georgia|
|Record Type||Marriage Index|
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 What Can these Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Known Issues with This Collection
- 7 Citing this Collection
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in the Collection?
This index is an electronic index for the years 1808 to 1967. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
What Can these Records Tell Me?
Most records will contain the following information:
- Name of spouse
- Event date and place
Coverage Table and Map
A coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article Georgia Marriages, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)
To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Georgia marriages, click here.
How Do I Search the Collection?
To Search the Index to This Collection
- Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you know. This will provide possible a list of matches. Compare the information in the lists to what you already know to determine if you found the correct person.
- Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page
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What Do I Do Next?
Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?
- Use the age to calculate a birth date and to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
- Use the information to find additional family members. Witnesses or bondsmen were usually relatives.
- Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
- Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?
- Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
- Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
- Search the indexes and records of Georgia, United States Genealogy.
- Search in the Georgia Archives and Libraries.
|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.|
Known Issues with This Collection
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 email@example.com. 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.
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.
- "Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967." Database. FamilySearch. Website: accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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