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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa, United States Genealogy|Iowa]]''
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|title=Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
 
|title=Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
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| LOC_01 = Iowa
== Record Description ==
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| record_type =Marriage Index
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| start_year = 1809
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| end_year = 1992
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Iowa, United States Genealogy|Iowa]]
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| FS_URL_02 = [[Iowa Vital Records]]
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Iowa Archives and Libraries]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.genwed.com/state/iagen.htm Free Iowa Marriage Records]
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.iowagenealogy.net/ Iowa History] 
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://www.pafways.org/hc3.asp Iowa Genealogy Search]
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| custodian = Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City
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This index is an electronic index for the years 1809 to 1992. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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This index is an electronic index for the years 1809 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 (IGI) (FamilySearch Historical Records) |International Genealogical Index]] or Vital Records Index collections.
  
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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==Collection Content==
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=== Coverage Table and Map ===
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Iowa, Marriages, 1809-1992." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.}}
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A  '''coverage table''' for this collection is available in the wiki article [[Iowa Marriages, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]. <br><br>
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To see a '''coverage map''' of FamilySearch's holdings of Iowa marriages, click [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/IA_FRM.html here]. <br>
  
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==What Can this Collection Tell Me?==
  
== Record Content and Use  ==
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Most records in this collection include the following information:
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*Name
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*Name of spouse
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*Event date and place
  
For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Marriages Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
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Some records may contain the following:
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*Birth dates and places
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*Ages
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*Parents' names
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*Race
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*Marital status
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== Coverage Table  ==
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Examples of indexed records:
  
The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.<br>
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240);" | '''Jessie E. Smith'''
! align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" | '''Births and Christenings, 1830-1950'''  
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240);" | '''mentioned in the record of James G. King and Jessie E. Smith'''
! align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" | '''Marriages, 1809-1992'''
 
! align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" | '''Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990'''
 
 
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| [[Adair County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Adair]]
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|Name
| 6,219
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|James G. King
| 29,149
 
| 946
 
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Adams County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Adams]]
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|Birth Date
| 12,858
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|1874
| 9,428
 
| 1,360
 
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Allamakee County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Allamakee]]
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|Age
| 8,822
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|25
| 17,050
 
| 0
 
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Appanoose County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Appanoose]]
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|Spouse's Name
| 13,895
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|Jessie E. Smith
| 27,874
 
| 4,492
 
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Audubon County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Audubon]]
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|Spouse's Birth Date
| 9,807
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|1880
| 11,350
 
| 109
 
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Benton County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Benton]]
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|Spouse's Age
| 17,503
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|19
| 21,460
 
| 1,066
 
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Black Hawk County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Black Hawk]]
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|Event Date
| 17,907
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|02 May 1899
| 34,991
 
| 4,936
 
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Boone County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Boone]]
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|Event Place
| 11,941
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|Le Mars, First Methodist Episcopal Church, Plymouth, Iowa
| 24,449
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| 4,049
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| [[Bremer County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Bremer]]
 
| 16,229
 
| 25,389
 
| 5,830
 
|-
 
| [[Buchanan County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Buchanan]]
 
| 27,692
 
| 21,504
 
| 2,636
 
|-
 
| [[Buena Vista County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Buena Vista]]
 
| 17,643
 
| 22,168
 
| 3,557
 
|-
 
| [[Butler County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Butler]]
 
| 9,615
 
| 7,594
 
| 2,219
 
|-
 
| [[Calhoun County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Calhoun]]
 
| 20,594
 
| 5,487
 
| 667
 
|-
 
| [[Carroll County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Carroll]]
 
| 6,742
 
| 19,818
 
| 2,065
 
|-
 
| [[Cass County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Cass]]
 
| 27,405
 
| 22,972
 
| 897
 
|-
 
| [[Cedar County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Cedar]]
 
| 1,303
 
| 20,073
 
| 113
 
|-
 
| [[Cerro Gordo County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Cerro Gordo]]
 
| 4,999
 
| 19,681
 
| 944
 
|-
 
| [[Cherokee County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Cherokee]]
 
| 7,522
 
| 18,691
 
| 837
 
|-
 
| [[Chickasaw County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Chickasaw]]
 
| 7,928
 
| 16,575
 
| 606
 
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Clarke County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Clarke]]
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240);" | '''Paul Damien Smith'''
| 2,794
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240);" | '''mentioned in the record of Paul Damien Smith and Norma Johnson'''
| 9,550
 
| 1,221
 
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Clay County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Clay]]
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|Name
| 21,208
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|Paul Damien Smith
| 9,299
 
| 1,288
 
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Clayton County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Clayton]]
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|Birth Date
| 9,320
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|18 Jun1925
| 12,093
 
| 1,158
 
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Clinton County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Clinton]]
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|Birthplace
| 31,582
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|Ia.
| 53,097
 
| 0
 
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Crawford County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Crawford]]
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|Spouse's Name
| 12,954
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|Norma Johnson
| 9,978
 
| 2,711
 
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Dallas County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Dallas]]
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|Event Date
| 1,036
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|31 May 1950
| 14,271
 
| 2,043
 
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Davis County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Davis]]
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|Event Place
| 12,491
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|Laurens, Iowa
| 21,515
 
| 840
 
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Decatur County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Decatur]]
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|Father's Name
| 3,964
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|Albert Smith
| 12,581
 
| 349
 
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Delaware County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Delaware]]
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|Mother's Name
| 0
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|Mary McKenna
| 14,241
 
| 0
 
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Des Moines County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Des Moines]]
 
| 38,189
 
| 79,677
 
| 15,891
 
|-
 
| [[Dickinson County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Dickinson]]
 
| 6,531
 
| 9,431
 
| 1,793
 
|-
 
| [[Dubuque County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Dubuque]]
 
| 15,990
 
| 22,754
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Emmet County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Emmet]]
 
| 2,987
 
| 6,403
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Fayette County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Fayette]]
 
| 345
 
| 840
 
| 363
 
|-
 
| [[Floyd County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Floyd]]
 
| 2,129
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Franklin County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Franklin]]
 
| 6,928
 
| 14,355
 
| 162
 
|-
 
| [[Fremont County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Fremont]]
 
| 750
 
| 475
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Greene County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Greene]]
 
| 6,357
 
| 6,702
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Grundy County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Grundy]]
 
| 4,822
 
| 2,212
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Guthrie County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Guthrie]]
 
| 3,856
 
| 1,922
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Hamilton County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Hamilton]]
 
| 355
 
| 10,871
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Hancock County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Hancock]]
 
| 2,159
 
| 1,353
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Hardin County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Hardin]]
 
| 143
 
| 2,377
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Harrison County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Harrison]]
 
| 1,611
 
| 9,627
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Henry County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Henry]]
 
| 7,510
 
| 22,238
 
| 170
 
|-
 
| [[Howard County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Howard]]
 
| 0
 
| 2,438
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Humboldt County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Humboldt]]
 
| 0
 
| 2,968
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Ida County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Ida]]
 
| 2,278
 
| 6,860
 
| 1,113
 
|-
 
| [[Iowa County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Iowa]]
 
| 832
 
| 4,535
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Iowa Vital Records|Iowa (state)]]
 
| 747,807
 
| 655,283
 
| 237,282
 
|-
 
| [[Jackson County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Jackson]]
 
| 14,633
 
| 39,862
 
| 10,234
 
|-
 
| [[Jasper County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Jasper]]
 
| 3,055
 
| 14,853
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Jefferson County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Jefferson]]
 
| 11,634
 
| 13,559
 
| 6,144
 
|-
 
| [[Johnson County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Johnson]]
 
| 14,942
 
| 35,083
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Jones County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Jones]]
 
| 16,405
 
| 9,401
 
| 2,180
 
|-
 
| [[Keokuk County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Keokuk]]
 
| 25,113
 
| 25,764
 
| 1,153
 
|-
 
| [[Kossuth County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Kossuth]]
 
| 8,725
 
| 17,370
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Lee County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Lee]]
 
| 11,107
 
| 18,077
 
| 961
 
|-
 
| [[Linn County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Linn]]
 
| 11,221
 
| 142,541
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Louisa County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Louisa]]
 
| 5,036
 
| 2,043
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Lucas County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Lucas]]
 
| 0
 
| 9,051
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Lyon County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Lyon]]
 
| 0
 
| 1,486
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Madison County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Madison]]
 
| 4,652
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Mahaska County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Mahaska]]
 
| 8,774
 
| 13,943
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Marion County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Marion]]
 
| 13,194
 
| 24,340
 
| 2,488
 
|-
 
| [[Marshall County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Marshall]]
 
| 4,428
 
| 6,139
 
| 2,568
 
|-
 
| [[Mills County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Mills]]
 
| 5,731
 
| 2,220
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Mitchell County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Mitchell]]
 
| 4,457
 
| 5,581
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Monona County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Monona]]
 
| 20,558
 
| 19,589
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Monroe County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Monroe]]
 
| 3,300
 
| 20,831
 
| 102
 
|-
 
| [[Montgomery County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Montgomery]]
 
| 16,351
 
| 19,605
 
| 3,341
 
|-
 
| [[Muscatine County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Muscatine]]
 
| 11,927
 
| 183,931
 
| 2,923
 
|-
 
| [[O'Brien County, Iowa#Vital_Records|O'Brien]]
 
| 11,848
 
| 9,762
 
| 2,955
 
|-
 
| [[Osceola County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Osceola]]
 
| 1,397
 
| 7,242
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Page County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Page]]
 
| 0
 
| 8,585
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Palo Alto County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Palo Alto]]
 
| 9,818
 
| 10,049
 
| 1,090
 
|-
 
| [[Plymouth County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Plymouth]]
 
| 15,234
 
| 17,008
 
| 522
 
|-
 
| [[Pocahontas County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Pocahontas]]
 
| 13,005
 
| 8,207
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Polk County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Polk]]
 
| 10,391
 
| 46,509
 
| 3,901
 
|-
 
| [[Pottawattamie County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Pottawattamie]]
 
| 6,122
 
| 88,904
 
| 1,127
 
|-
 
| [[Poweshiek County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Poweshiek]]
 
| 6,571
 
| 17,125
 
| 1,509
 
|-
 
| [[Ringgold County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Ringgold]]
 
| 11,472
 
| 10,020
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Sac County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Sac]]
 
| 17,665
 
| 8,369
 
| 2,587
 
|-
 
| [[Scott County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Scott]]
 
| 89,433
 
| 97,776
 
| 13,939
 
|-
 
| [[Shelby County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Shelby]]
 
| 17,798
 
| 3,856
 
| 3,346
 
|-
 
| [[Sioux County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Sioux]]
 
| 11,430
 
| 11,430
 
| 3,249
 
|-
 
| [[Story County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Story]]
 
| 16,031
 
| 12,174
 
| 1,734
 
|-
 
| [[Tama County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Tama]]
 
| 4,077
 
| 22,961
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Taylor County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Taylor]]
 
| 13,197
 
| 19,999
 
| 2,570
 
|-
 
| [[Union County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Union]]
 
| 6,618
 
| 25,074
 
| 7,336
 
|-
 
| [[Van Buren County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Van Buren]]
 
| 4,567
 
| 14,302
 
| 706
 
|-
 
| [[Wapello County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Wapello]]
 
| 13,634
 
| 36,589
 
| 5,593
 
|-
 
| [[Warren County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Warren]]
 
| 361
 
| 32,916
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Washington County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Washington]]
 
| 4,375
 
| 27,716
 
| 3,132
 
|-
 
| [[Wayne County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Wayne]]
 
| 11,682
 
| 18,621
 
| 171
 
|-
 
| [[Webster County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Webster]]
 
| 13,831
 
| 24,700
 
| 7,113
 
|-
 
| [[Winnebago County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Winnebago]]
 
| 0
 
| 4,646
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Winneshiek County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Winneshiek]]
 
| 12,923
 
| 12,770
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Woodbury County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Woodbury]]
 
| 45,138
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Worth County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Worth]]
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Wright County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Wright]]
 
| 645
 
| 8,195
 
| 591
 
|-
 
| Total
 
| 1,778,058
 
| 2,626,423
 
| 398,978
 
 
|}
 
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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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 the 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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*The names of the parents.
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674842?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''<br>
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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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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.
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For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Marriages Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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When you have located your ancestor’s marriage record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.
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===I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?===
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Iowa Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki 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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* Search for additional marriages of other relatives
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* Search for birth and death records for your ancestors
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* Search for land and probate records.
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  
== Related Websites  ==
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===I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?===
  
*[http://www.genwed.com/state/iagen.htm Free Iowa Marriage Records]
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.  
*[http://www.iowagenealogy.net/ Iowa History]
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.  
*[http://www.pafways.org/hc3.asp Iowa Genealogy Search]
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*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.
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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== Known Issues with This Collection ==
  
*[[Iowa|Iowa]]  
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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=Iowa-Marriages-1809-1992-known-issues&lang=en See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.]
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== 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=Iowa-Marriages-1809-1992-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.
  
{{Contributor invite}}
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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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= "Iowa, Marriages, 1809-1992." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.}}<br><br>
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].&nbsp;
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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|CID=CID1674842
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|title=Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
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[[Category:Iowa|Vital]]
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
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Record Description
Record Type Marriage Index
Collection years 1809-1992
FamilySearch Resources
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Archive
Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City


What is in the Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1809 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

Coverage Table and Map

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

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

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

Most records in this collection include the following information:

  • Name
  • Name of spouse
  • Event date and place

Some records may contain the following:

  • Birth dates and places
  • Ages
  • Parents' names
  • Race
  • Marital status


Examples of indexed records:

Jessie E. Smith mentioned in the record of James G. King and Jessie E. Smith
Name James G. King
Birth Date 1874
Age 25
Spouse's Name Jessie E. Smith
Spouse's Birth Date 1880
Spouse's Age 19
Event Date 02 May 1899
Event Place Le Mars, First Methodist Episcopal Church, Plymouth, Iowa


Paul Damien Smith mentioned in the record of Paul Damien Smith and Norma Johnson
Name Paul Damien Smith
Birth Date 18 Jun1925
Birthplace Ia.
Spouse's Name Norma Johnson
Event Date 31 May 1950
Event Place Laurens, Iowa
Father's Name Albert Smith
Mother's Name Mary McKenna

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate date of the marriage.
  • The place where the marriage occurred.
  • The name of the intended spouse.
  • The names of the parents.

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.

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.

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 Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s marriage record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Search for additional marriages of other relatives
  • Search for birth and death records for your ancestors
  • Search for land and probate records.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

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.

Known Issues with This Collection

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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:

"Iowa, Marriages, 1809-1992." 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 Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992.


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