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This collection was indexed in partnership with the Indiana Genealogical Society. It consists of a name index of marriages recorded in the Indiana Territory and in the State of Indiana between 1811 and 1959.&nbsp;
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
This collection includes searchable index data for marriage returns and licenses from the following counties:
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This collection was indexed in partnership with the Indiana Genealogical Society. It consists of a name index to marriages recorded in the Indiana Territory and in the State of Indiana between 1811 and 2007.
  
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Microfilm copies of original records are available at the Family History Library and at family history centers. FamilySearch has limited rights, granted by the record custodians, to publish these images for viewing online. Images for this collection are only available for viewing with an "Unofficial Record" watermark in place to keep the page from being printed as an original to comply with the record custodian restrictions.
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Early county marriage records were handwritten into bound books with multiple entries to a page. Preprinted register books began to be used about 1850. By 1905, the printed format included only one entry on each page.
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== Collection Content ==
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Clerks of the Circuit Court recorded marriages performed by religious or civil authorities. Records consisted of licenses, marriage returns and marriage entries. The state of Indiana began collecting marriages from the counties in 1958.
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The marriage date, residence, and other facts that were current at the time the marriage occurred are quite reliable, though there is still a chance of misinformation. Other data such as age or birth place have more chance of error due to the lapse of time between marriage and birth.
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=== Coverage Table ===
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The following table shows the number of records in this collection by county. Because of privacy laws not all records may be available.
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{| class="wikitable sortable" width="30%"
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! County !! Records
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|-
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| Adams || style="text-align:right" | 39,148
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|-
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| Allen || style="text-align:right" | 131,289
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|-
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| Bartholomew || style="text-align:right" | 45,580
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|-
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| Benton || style="text-align:right" | 21,566
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|-
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| Blackford || style="text-align:right" | 18,098
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|-
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| Boone || style="text-align:right" | 70,547
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|-
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| Brown || style="text-align:right" | 15,463
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|-
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| Carroll || style="text-align:right" | 23,427
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|-
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| Cass || style="text-align:right" | 0
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|-
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| Clark || style="text-align:right" | 152,851
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|-
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| Clay || style="text-align:right" | 42,524
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|-
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| Clinton || style="text-align:right" | 1
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|-
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| Crawford || style="text-align:right" | 0
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|-
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| Daviess || style="text-align:right" | 27,824
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|-
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| Dearborn || style="text-align:right" | 65,476
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|-
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| Decatur || style="text-align:right" | 23,547
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|-
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| DeKalb || style="text-align:right" | 62,241
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|-
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| Delaware || style="text-align:right" | 58,113
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|-
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| Dubois || style="text-align:right" | 35,269
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|-
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| Elkhart || style="text-align:right" | 86,499
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|-
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| Fayette || style="text-align:right" | 40,892
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|-
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| Floyd || style="text-align:right" | 46,835
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|-
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| Fountain || style="text-align:right" | 54,192
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|-
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| Franklin || style="text-align:right" | 59,888
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|-
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| Fulton || style="text-align:right" | 61,335
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|-
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| Gibson || style="text-align:right" | 62,582
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|-
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| Grant || style="text-align:right" | 1
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|-
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| Greene || style="text-align:right" | 2
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|-
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| Hamilton || style="text-align:right" | 56,272
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|-
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| Hancock || style="text-align:right" | 0
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|-
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| Harrison || style="text-align:right" | 47,586
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|-
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| Hendricks || style="text-align:right" | 50,243
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|-
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| Henry || style="text-align:right" | 42,764
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|-
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| Howard || style="text-align:right" | 1
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|-
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| Huntington || style="text-align:right" | 34,707
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|-
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| Jackson || style="text-align:right" | 30,811
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|-
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| Jasper || style="text-align:right" | 2
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|-
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| Jay || style="text-align:right" | 53,025
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|-
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| Jefferson || style="text-align:right" | 38,992
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|-
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| Jennings || style="text-align:right" | 33,884
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|-
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| Johnson || style="text-align:right" | 1
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|-
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| Knox || style="text-align:right" | 3
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|-
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| Kosciusko || style="text-align:right" | 20,395
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|-
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| LaGrange || style="text-align:right" | 32,455
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|-
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| Lake || style="text-align:right" | 268,107
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|-
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| LaPorte || style="text-align:right" | 1
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|-
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| Lawrence || style="text-align:right" | 62,432
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|-
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| Madison || style="text-align:right" | 6
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|-
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| Marion || style="text-align:right" | 7
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|-
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| Marshall || style="text-align:right" | 30,618
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|-
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| Martin || style="text-align:right" | 13,254
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|-
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| Miami || style="text-align:right" | 55,516
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|-
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| Monroe || style="text-align:right" | 1
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|-
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| Montgomery || style="text-align:right" | 9
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|-
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| Morgan || style="text-align:right" | 38,902
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|-
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| Newton || style="text-align:right" | 0
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|-
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| Noble || style="text-align:right" | 25,500
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|-
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| Ohio || style="text-align:right" | 8,231
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|-
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| Orange || style="text-align:right" | 24,452
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|-
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| Owen || style="text-align:right" | 27,142
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|-
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| Parke || style="text-align:right" | 37,312
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|-
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| Perry || style="text-align:right" | 29,797
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|-
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| Pike || style="text-align:right" | 30,943
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|-
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| Porter || style="text-align:right" | 13,050
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|-
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| Posey || style="text-align:right" | 0
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|-
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| Pulaski || style="text-align:right" | 11,295
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|-
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| Putnam || style="text-align:right" | 26,252
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|-
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| Randolph || style="text-align:right" | 48,226
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|-
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| Ripley || style="text-align:right" | 0
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|-
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| Rush || style="text-align:right" | 29,548
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|-
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| Scott || style="text-align:right" | 21,260
 
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|-
| Adams
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| Shelby || style="text-align:right" | 38,905
| Allen
 
| Bartholomew
 
| Benton
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Blackford
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| Spencer || style="text-align:right" | 39,479
| Boone
 
| Brown
 
| Carroll
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Clark
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| St. Joseph || style="text-align:right" | 67,211
| Clay
 
| Daviess
 
| Dearborn
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Decatur
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| Starke || style="text-align:right" | 7,198
| De Kalb
 
| Delaware
 
| Dubois
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Elkhart
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| Steuben || style="text-align:right" | 92,902
| Fayette
 
| Floyd
 
| Fountain
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Franklin
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| Sullivan || style="text-align:right" | 46,713
| Fulton
 
| Gibson
 
| Hamilton
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Harrison
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| Switzerland || style="text-align:right" | 15,615
| Hendricks
 
| Henry
 
| Huntington
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Jackson
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| Tippecanoe || style="text-align:right" | 0
| Jay
 
| Jefferson
 
| Kosciusko
 
 
|-
 
|-
| LaGrange
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| Tipton || style="text-align:right" | 25,469
| Lake
 
| Lawrence
 
| Marshall
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Martin
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| Union || style="text-align:right" | 0
| Morgan
 
| Noble
 
| Ohio
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Owen
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| Vanderburgh || style="text-align:right" | 1
| Randolph
 
| Rush
 
| Scott
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Shelby
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| Vermillion || style="text-align:right" | 25,074
| Spencer
 
| St. Joseph
 
| Starke
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Steuben
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| Vigo || style="text-align:right" | 140,860
| Sullivan
 
| Tipton
 
| Vermillion
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Vigo
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| Wabash || style="text-align:right" | 56,605
| Wabash
 
| Warrick
 
| Washington
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Wayne  
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| Warren || style="text-align:right" | 0
| Whitley
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|-
|  
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| Warrick || style="text-align:right" | 29,704
|  
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|-
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| Washington || style="text-align:right" | 27,436
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|-
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| Wayne || style="text-align:right" | 159,971
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|-
 +
| Wells || style="text-align:right" | 36,327
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|-
 +
| White || style="text-align:right" | 0
 +
|-
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| Whitley || style="text-align:right" | 15,125
 
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=== Coverage Map  ===
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To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Indiana county marriages, click [http://www.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/IN_FRM.html here].
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<br>
  
Microfilm copies of original records are available at the Family History Library and at family history centers. Currently this collection is 82% complete. Additional records will be added as they are completed. Additional records will be added as they are completed.
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=== Sample Images ===
 
 
Early county marriage records were handwritten into bound books with multiple entries to a page. Preprinted register books began to be used about 1850. By 1905, the printed format included only one entry on each page.
 
 
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>  
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Image:Indiana Marriages, 1811-1959 (PPQ08-0210)DGS004170997Image00095Marriage.jpg|Marriage Record before 1882
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Image:Indiana Marriages, 1811-1959 (PPQ08-0210)DGS004109832Image00043Marriage1896.jpg|1896 Marriage Record
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Image:Indiana Marriages, 1811-1959 (PPQ08-0210)DGS004171285Image00071Marriage1924.jpg|1924 Marriage Record
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{{Collection citation| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Indiana Court Clerks. Indiana Marriages Records. Indiana County Courts, Indiana.<!--bibdescend-->}}
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
  
[[Indiana County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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'''Marriage records before 1882''' usually contain the following information:  
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
Genealogical facts in county marriage entries before 1882 are:  
 
  
 
*Marriage date  
 
*Marriage date  
Line 106: Line 260:
 
*Names of the bride and groom
 
*Names of the bride and groom
  
Marriage records from 1882 to 1905 may give the additional information:  
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'''Marriage records from 1882 to 1905''' may give the additional information:  
  
 
*Age, birthplace and residence of bride and groom  
 
*Age, birthplace and residence of bride and groom  
Line 114: Line 268:
 
*Number of the marriage for bride and for groom
 
*Number of the marriage for bride and for groom
  
Marriage records after 1905 may contain the additional information:  
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'''Marriage records after 1905''' may contain the additional information:  
  
 
*Birth date of the bride and groom (instead of the age)  
 
*Birth date of the bride and groom (instead of the age)  
Line 120: Line 274:
 
*Occupation, color and nationality are no longer given.
 
*Occupation, color and nationality are no longer given.
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor.
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*The approximate date of marriage.
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*The place where the marriage occurred.
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*The name of the intended spouse.
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1410397?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''<br> 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.
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
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Keep in mind:
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
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*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
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*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.
  
*Names of the bride and groom
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'''View images in this collection by visiting [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1410397/waypoints the Browse Page]:''' <br>To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "County of Event - License or Marriage" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Volume and Year Range" which takes you to the images.
*Approximate marriage date
 
*Place of the event
 
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
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.
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==What Do I Do Next?==
  
==== Using the Information ====
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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.  
  
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. For example:
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=== I Found Who I was 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 marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.  
Line 141: Line 307:
 
*Use the place of residence to search for other records, such as&nbsp;church and land records, that may have information on parents and siblings.
 
*Use the place of residence to search for other records, such as&nbsp;church and land records, that may have information on parents and siblings.
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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===I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?===
  
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
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*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.
 
*Compiling the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual. This may also help you to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby.  
 
*Compiling the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual. This may also help you to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby.  
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
 
*The information in marriage records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
 
*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.  
 
*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.
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*There is also some variation in the information given from one marriage record to another record.
*If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, check for variant spellings of the surnames.
 
  
==== General Information About Marriage Records ====
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== Known Issues with This Collection ==
  
Clerks of the Circuit Court recorded marriages performed by religious or civil authorities. Records consisted of licenses, marriage returns and marriage entries. The state of Indiana began collecting marriages from the counties in 1958.
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The marriage date, residence, and other facts that were current at the time the marriage occurred are quite reliable, though there is still a chance of misinformation. Other data such as age or birth place have more chance of error due to the lapse of time between marriage and birth.&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#fff3e7" style="vertical-align:top; line-height:125%; padding-top:8px" | '''Problems with this collection?'''<br>[https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Indiana-Marriages-1811-1959-known-issues&lang=en See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.]
== Related Websites  ==
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/ Indiana Genweb Project]  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/in.htm Indiana Genealogy Links]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[Indiana|Indiana]]  
 
*[[Indiana Vital Records|Indiana Vital Records]]
 
*[[Indiana Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Indiana Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Indiana-Marriages-1811-1959-known-issues&lang=en article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. 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.
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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== Citing This Collection ==
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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.
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-2007." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. County clerk offices, Indiana.}}
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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'''Image Citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata  &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt;  image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
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Record Type Marriage Index
Collection years 1811-2007
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What is in the Collection?

This collection was indexed in partnership with the Indiana Genealogical Society. It consists of a name index to marriages recorded in the Indiana Territory and in the State of Indiana between 1811 and 2007.

Microfilm copies of original records are available at the Family History Library and at family history centers. FamilySearch has limited rights, granted by the record custodians, to publish these images for viewing online. Images for this collection are only available for viewing with an "Unofficial Record" watermark in place to keep the page from being printed as an original to comply with the record custodian restrictions.

Early county marriage records were handwritten into bound books with multiple entries to a page. Preprinted register books began to be used about 1850. By 1905, the printed format included only one entry on each page.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Indiana, Marriages, 1811-2007.

Collection Content

Clerks of the Circuit Court recorded marriages performed by religious or civil authorities. Records consisted of licenses, marriage returns and marriage entries. The state of Indiana began collecting marriages from the counties in 1958.

The marriage date, residence, and other facts that were current at the time the marriage occurred are quite reliable, though there is still a chance of misinformation. Other data such as age or birth place have more chance of error due to the lapse of time between marriage and birth.

Coverage Table

The following table shows the number of records in this collection by county. Because of privacy laws not all records may be available.

County Records
Adams 39,148
Allen 131,289
Bartholomew 45,580
Benton 21,566
Blackford 18,098
Boone 70,547
Brown 15,463
Carroll 23,427
Cass 0
Clark 152,851
Clay 42,524
Clinton 1
Crawford 0
Daviess 27,824
Dearborn 65,476
Decatur 23,547
DeKalb 62,241
Delaware 58,113
Dubois 35,269
Elkhart 86,499
Fayette 40,892
Floyd 46,835
Fountain 54,192
Franklin 59,888
Fulton 61,335
Gibson 62,582
Grant 1
Greene 2
Hamilton 56,272
Hancock 0
Harrison 47,586
Hendricks 50,243
Henry 42,764
Howard 1
Huntington 34,707
Jackson 30,811
Jasper 2
Jay 53,025
Jefferson 38,992
Jennings 33,884
Johnson 1
Knox 3
Kosciusko 20,395
LaGrange 32,455
Lake 268,107
LaPorte 1
Lawrence 62,432
Madison 6
Marion 7
Marshall 30,618
Martin 13,254
Miami 55,516
Monroe 1
Montgomery 9
Morgan 38,902
Newton 0
Noble 25,500
Ohio 8,231
Orange 24,452
Owen 27,142
Parke 37,312
Perry 29,797
Pike 30,943
Porter 13,050
Posey 0
Pulaski 11,295
Putnam 26,252
Randolph 48,226
Ripley 0
Rush 29,548
Scott 21,260
Shelby 38,905
Spencer 39,479
St. Joseph 67,211
Starke 7,198
Steuben 92,902
Sullivan 46,713
Switzerland 15,615
Tippecanoe 0
Tipton 25,469
Union 0
Vanderburgh 1
Vermillion 25,074
Vigo 140,860
Wabash 56,605
Warren 0
Warrick 29,704
Washington 27,436
Wayne 159,971
Wells 36,327
White 0
Whitley 15,125

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What Can this Collection Tell Me?

Marriage records before 1882 usually contain the following information:

  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Names of the bride and groom

Marriage records from 1882 to 1905 may give the additional information:

  • Age, birthplace and residence of bride and groom
  • Names of parents of bride and groom, including mothers' maiden name
  • Race, color and nationality of bride and groom
  • Occupation of bride and groom
  • Number of the marriage for bride and for groom

Marriage records after 1905 may contain the additional information:

  • Birth date of the bride and groom (instead of the age)
  • Birthplace and residence of parents of bride and groom
  • Occupation, color and nationality are no longer given.

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate date 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:

  • 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.

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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 "County of Event - License or Marriage"
⇒Select the appropriate "Volume and Year Range" which takes you to the images.

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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 was 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 place of residence to search for other records, such as church and land records, that may have information on parents and siblings.

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

  • 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.
  • Compiling the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual. This may also help you to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • 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.

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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, 1811-2007." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. County clerk offices, Indiana.


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, 1811-2007.


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