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|title=Pennsylvania Marriages, 1709-1940
 
|title=Pennsylvania Marriages, 1709-1940
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| record_type = Marriage Index
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| start_year = 1709
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| end_year = 1940
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Pennsylvania Genealogy ]]
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| FS_URL_02 = [[Pennsylvania Vital Records]]
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| FS_URL_03 = [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=345&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Pennsylvania%22%20%2Bkeywords%3Amarriage FamilySearch Library Catalog]
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| FS_URL_04 = [[Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries]]
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| FS_URL_05 = [[Pennsylvania Church Records]]
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| FS_URL_06 = [[Pennsylvania Newspapers]]
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| FS_URL_07 = [[Pennsylvania Census]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://usgwarchives.net/marriages/pennsylvania/pennsylvania.htm US GenWeb Archives]
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.health.pa.gov/MyRecords/Certificates/MarriageAndDivorceCertificates/Pages/default.aspx#.V8cS-_krKUk Pennsylvania Marriage and Divorce Records]
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://www.alleghenycounty.us/wo/rec.aspx Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, How To Obtain a Marriage Record]
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== Record Description  ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
This index is an electronic index for the years 1725 to 1976. 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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This collection is an electronic index of marriages for the years 1709 to 1940 taken from the following sources:
  
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*Indexed church records
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*Civil registrations
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*The Internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church
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Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of family history information.
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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.
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== What Can these Records Tell Me? ==
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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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'''Marriage entries''' usually contain some or all of the following:
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*Date and place of marriage
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*Name and age of groom
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*Groom's race and marital status
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*Birthplace and birthdate of groom
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*Names of groom's parents
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*Name and age of bride
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*Bride's race and marital status
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*Birthplace of and birthdate of bride
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*Names of bride's parents
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*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
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== Collection Content  ==
 
=== Coverage Table  ===
 
=== Coverage Table  ===
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A Coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article [[Pennsylvania Marriages, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
A Coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article [[Pennsylvania Marriages, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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===Coverage Map===
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To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Pennsylvania county marriages, click [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/PA_FRM.html here].
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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Before using this collection it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor
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*At least one other piece of information
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As you search, 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.
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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=== Search the Index ===
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Search by name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681011 Collection Page].  
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#Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
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#Click '''Search''' to show possible matches
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Pennsylvania Marriages, 1709-1940." 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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== Record Content and Use  ==
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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
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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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.  
  
== Related Websites  ==
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'''Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection'''
  
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Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[IGI]]
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*[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]
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*[[IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America]]
  
*[[Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania]]<br>
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If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=film_number FamilySearch Catalog].
*[[Pennsylvania Vital Records]]
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
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*Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
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*Use the information to find additional family members.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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*[[Pennsylvania Church Records| Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? === 
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*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.
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
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*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. 
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name.
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well.  
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Pennsylvania, United States Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [[Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries]].
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*Search in the [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=345&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Pennsylvania%22%20%2Bkeywords%3Amarriage FamilySearch Catalog]
  
{{Contributor invite}}
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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.  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br>
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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{{Collection citation | text= "Pennsylvania Marriages, 1709-1940." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.}}
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br>
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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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[[Pennsylvania_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)#top|Top of Page]]
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
[[Category:Pennsylvania|Vital]]
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Pennsylvania, United States
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Location of Pennsylvania
Record Description
Record Type Marriage Index
Collection years 1709-1940
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites


What is in the Collection?

This collection is an electronic index of marriages for the years 1709 to 1940 taken from the following sources:

  • Indexed church records
  • Civil registrations
  • The Internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church

Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of family history information.

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?

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

Marriage entries usually contain some or all of the following:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Name and age of groom
  • Groom's race and marital status
  • Birthplace and birthdate of groom
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Name and age of bride
  • Bride's race and marital status
  • Birthplace of and birthdate of bride
  • Names of bride's parents
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

Collection Content

Coverage Table

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

Coverage Map

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

How Do I Search the Collection?

Before using this collection it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • At least one other piece of information

As you search, 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.

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


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

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.

Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the FamilySearch Catalog.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members.
  • 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.
  • 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 Pennsylvania, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries.
  • Search in the FamilySearch Catalog

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:

"Pennsylvania Marriages, 1709-1940." 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 Pennsylvania Marriages, 1709-1940.


Top of Page

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.