Indiana Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992 .
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Indiana, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Marriage Index
Collection years 1780-1992
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What is in the Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1780 to 1992. 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.

Collection Content

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Marriages Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).


What Can these Records Tell Me?

Most records in this collection include the following information:

  • Name
  • Name of spouse
  • Event date

Some records may contain the following:

  • Birth dates and places of the husband and wife
  • Names of parents
  • Race
  • Marital status

An example of an indexed record:

Herman Hambrie Smith mentioned in the record of Herman Hambrie Smith and Emma Carr
Name Herman Hambrie Smith
Birth Date 1893
Age 20
Spouse's Name Emma Carr
Spouse's Birth Date 1893
Spouse's Age 20
Event Date 22 Dec 1913
Father's Name George W. Smith
Mother's Name Masry Russell
Spouse's Father's Name Alex Carr
Spouse's Mother's Name Powell

Coverage Table and Map

A coverage table for this collection is available is the wiki article Indiana Marriages, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)

To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Indiana county marriages, click here.

How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the individual
  • The date of the event or the name of a parent or spouse

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches


How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.


For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.


What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Cite the record just in case you need to find it later. See below for help citing this collection.
  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records. (Make sure that if it’s a marriage article, you take the word marriage out, if it’s a birth article, take the word birth out, etc.)
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses. Witnesses were usually family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. See the citations below to know where to look for the original records.
  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county.
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.

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.

Collection Citation:

"Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992.


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