Utah, Weber County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1939 .
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|Weber, Utah, United States|
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|Location of Weber County, Utah|
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- 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?
This collection consists of an index of marriage applications, licenses, and certificates located at the Weber County Courthouse in Ogden. Due to privacy restrictions, FamilySearch can show images of the records created only through 1939. For access to all other images, patrons will be redirected to the Weber County website. All images associated with this collection are courtesy of Weber County.
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What Can this Collection Tell Me?
Marriage records usually contain the following information:
- Groom's name and place of residence
- Bride's name and place of residence
- Date and place of marriage
- Names of witnesses
- Name of officiator
How Do I Search the Collection?
To begin your search it is helpful to know:
- The name of the person at the time of marriage
- The approximate marriage date
- The name of the intended spouse
Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors 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.
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type, Year Range, and Number Range"which takes you to the images.
What Do I Do Next?
When you have located your ancestor’s marriage record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.
I Found Who I'm Looking for, What Now?
- Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
- Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
- Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
- Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
- Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
- Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
- The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.
- Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
- Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
- When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
- Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
- The information in marriage records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
- Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
- There is also some variation in the information given from one marriage record to another record.
I Can't Find Who I was Looking for, What Now?
- Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
- Search for the marriage record of the marriage partner if known.
- Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
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.
- “Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1939.” Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Weber County Clerk. Weber County Courthouse, Ogden, Utah.
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 Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1939.|
|The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1939.|
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