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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.marriagerecordsonline.us/ Marriage Records Online]
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== Record Description ==
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== What Is in the Collection? ==
  
 
This index is an electronic index for the years 1733 to 1990.  
 
This index is an electronic index for the years 1733 to 1990.  
  
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 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.  
 
 
=== Citation for this Collection  ===
 
 
 
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.  
 
  
{{Collection citation | text= "United States, Marriages, 1733-1990." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.}}
 
  
[[United States Marriages (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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==Collection Content  ==
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=== Coverage Table and Map  ===
  
== Record Content and Use  ==
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A coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article [[United States Marriages, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
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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To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of United States marriages, click [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/US_FRM.html here].
 
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
=== Coverage Table  ===
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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)]].
 
 
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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! style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" align="center" | '''Locality'''
 
! style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" align="center" | '''Births and Christenings, 1867-1931'''
 
! style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" align="center" | '''Marriages, 1770-1972'''
 
! style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" align="center" | '''Deaths and Burials, 1903-1961'''
 
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| Alabama
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 12
 
|-
 
| Alaska
 
| 85
 
| 34
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Arizona
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 9
 
|-
 
| Arkansas
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 15
 
|-
 
| California
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 70
 
|-
 
| Colorado
 
| 4,760
 
| 1,264
 
| 6
 
|-
 
| Connecticut
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 6
 
|-
 
| Delaware
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 1
 
|-
 
| District of Columbia
 
| 0
 
| 1
 
| 9
 
|-
 
| Florida
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 15
 
|-
 
| Georgia
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 1,336
 
|-
 
| Idaho
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 1
 
|-
 
| Illinois
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 67
 
|-
 
| Indiana
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 26
 
|-
 
| Iowa
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 21
 
|-
 
| Kansas
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 16
 
|-
 
| Kentucky
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 28
 
|-
 
| Louisiana
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 118
 
|-
 
| Maine
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 1
 
|-
 
| Maryland
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 16
 
|-
 
| Massachusetts
 
| 2
 
| 4,234
 
| 12
 
|-
 
| Michigan
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 24
 
|-
 
| Minnesota
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 21
 
|-
 
| Mississippi
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 11
 
|-
 
| Missouri
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 48
 
|-
 
| Montana
 
| 1,084
 
| 0
 
| 3
 
|-
 
| Nebraska
 
| 9,136
 
| 0
 
| 14
 
|-
 
| New Hampshire
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 1
 
|-
 
| New Jersey
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 25
 
|-
 
| New Mexico
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 3
 
|-
 
| New York
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 82
 
|-
 
| North Carolina
 
| 0
 
| 177
 
| 13
 
|-
 
| North Dakota
 
| 3,575
 
| 457
 
| 3
 
|-
 
| Ohio
 
| 1
 
| 0
 
| 67
 
|-
 
| Oregon
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 7
 
|-
 
| Pennsylvania
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 93
 
|-
 
| Rhode Island
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 3
 
|-
 
| South Carolina
 
| 2
 
| 0
 
| 13
 
|-
 
| South Dakota
 
| 378
 
| 60
 
| 2
 
|-
 
| Tennessee
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 17
 
|-
 
| Texas
 
| 1
 
| 0
 
| 31
 
|-
 
| United States
 
| 243
 
| 8
 
| 98
 
|-
 
| Utah
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 1
 
|-
 
| Vermont
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 3
 
|-
 
| Virginia
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 7
 
|-
 
| Washington
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 18
 
|-
 
| West Virginia
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 7
 
|-
 
| Wisconsin
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 18
 
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| Wyoming
 
| 594
 
| 0
 
| 1
 
|-
 
| Total
 
| 19,861
 
| 6,235
 
| 2,419
 
|}
 
 
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
 
 
 
Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.
 
 
 
=== 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:  
 
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:  
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*[[IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America]]
 
*[[IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America]]
  
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 Family History Library Catalog].  
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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].
 
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
{{Incomplete Section}}
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[United States, How to Use Marriage Records|United States, How to Use Marriage Records]]
 
*[[United States Marriage Records|United States Marriage Records]]
 
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/United_States_Vital_Records United States Vital Records]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==  
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To search the collection it is helpful to know the following:
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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.
  
{{Contributor_invite}}
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1675543?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''<br>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.
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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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 about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.
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=== I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Use the information found on the marriage record to find the family in census records.
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*Use the information found on the marriage record to locate church and land records.
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*Use the information found on the marriage record to locate the family in additional state and county records.
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
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*Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
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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.
  
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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==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>
  
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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{{Collection citation | text= "United States, Marriages, 1733-1990." 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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{{Record Citation Link
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
  
"United States, Marriages, 1733-1990," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F82D-J8S&nbsp;: accessed 29 Aug 2012), Henry Brigham and Anna Phillips, 05 Jun 1781; citing reference p 396, FHL microfilm 892249; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
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Record Type Marriages
Collection years 1733-1990
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Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City


What Is in the Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1733 to 1990.

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 United States Marriages, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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

What Can this Collection 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).

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.

How Do I Search the Collection?

To search the collection it is helpful to know the following:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate date of marriage.
  • The place where the marriage occurred.

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.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s marriage record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the information found on the marriage record to find the family in census records.
  • Use the information found on the marriage record to locate church and land records.
  • Use the information found on the marriage record to locate the family in additional state and county records.

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

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  • 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.

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:

"United States, Marriages, 1733-1990." 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 United States Marriages, 1733-1990.


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.