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== Record Description  ==
 
 
 
The collection consists of a name index of marriage records from local county courthouses. The records consist of bound volumes applications, licenses, certificates, etc.
 
 
 
Marriages were recorded by the clerk of the district court for each county from the time the county was formed. Persons desiring to marry obtained a license that they presented to the minister or other person authorized to marry, such as a justice of the peace. Once the marriage was performed, the officiator sent a return to the clerk confirming that the marriage had occurred.&nbsp;
 
 
 
The dates covered by this collection are 1887 to 1937.&nbsp;
 
  
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== What Is in the Collection?  ==
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The collection consists of a name index to marriage records from local county courthouses, for the years 1887 to 1940. The records consist of bound volumes applications, licenses, certificates, etc.
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Marriages were recorded by the clerk of the district court for each county from the time the county was formed. Persons desiring to marry obtained a license that they presented to the minister or other person authorized to marry, such as a justice of the peace. Once the marriage was performed, the officiator sent a return to the clerk confirming that the marriage had occurred.
 
Civil marriage records were created to legalize marital relationships and to protect the interests of the wife and other heirs to legal claims on property.  
 
Civil marriage records were created to legalize marital relationships and to protect the interests of the wife and other heirs to legal claims on property.  
  
The marriage date, place, and residence of the bride and groom are relatively reliable. Other information, such as age or birthplace, is dependent on the knowledge, memory, and accuracy of the informants, usually the bride and groom.
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 
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Information found in these marriage records include the following:  
=== 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= "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. }}
 
 
 
[[Utah County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
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Image:Utah, County Marriages (10-0104) (11-1469) DGS 4269084 219.jpg|Marriage Certificate
 
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Genealogical facts found in these marriage records include the following:  
 
 
 
 
*Name of the groom  
 
*Name of the groom  
 
*Name of the bride  
 
*Name of the bride  
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*Age of the bride and groom
 
*Age of the bride and groom
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
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== Collection Content ==
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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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! County !! Records
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| Beaver || style="text-align:right" | 4,848
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| Box Elder || style="text-align:right" | 33,891
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| Cache || style="text-align:right" | 65,459
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|-
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| Carbon || style="text-align:right" | 10,259
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| Daggett || style="text-align:right" | 2,457
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| Davis || style="text-align:right" | 54,442
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| Duchesne || style="text-align:right" | 2,769
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|-
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| Emery || style="text-align:right" | 3,497
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|-
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| Garfield || style="text-align:right" | 2,259
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| Grand || style="text-align:right" | 3,972
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|-
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| Iron || style="text-align:right" | 9,697
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|-
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| Juab || style="text-align:right" | 10,247
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| Kane || style="text-align:right" | 2,639
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|-
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| Millard || style="text-align:right" | 6,442
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| Morgan || style="text-align:right" | 1,940
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|-
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| Piute || style="text-align:right" | 4,733
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| Rich || style="text-align:right" | 3,906
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| Salt Lake || style="text-align:right" | 104,710
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| San Juan || style="text-align:right" | 1,564
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| Sanpete || style="text-align:right" | 17,621
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|-
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| Sevier || style="text-align:right" | 13,698
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|-
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| Summit || style="text-align:right" | 14,927
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|-
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| Tooele || style="text-align:right" | 6,291
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|-
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| Uintah || style="text-align:right" | 12,157
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|-
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| Utah || style="text-align:right" | 78,811
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| Wasatch || style="text-align:right" | 5,303
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| Washington || style="text-align:right" | 14,426
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| Wayne || style="text-align:right" | 1,710
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| Weber || style="text-align:right" | 113,823
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*The county where the marriage occurred
 
*The name of the person at the time of marriage
 
*The approximate marriage date
 
*The marriage place
 
*The name of the intended spouse
 
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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=== Coverage Map ===
  
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. Be aware that as with any index, there may be inaccuracies such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.  
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To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/UT_FRM.html Utah marriages, click here].
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=== Sample Image ===
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Image:Utah, County Marriages (10-0104) (11-1469) DGS 4269084 219.jpg|Marriage Certificate
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].  
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== How Do I Search the Collection?  ==
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You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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*Name of the person
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*The name of a parent or date of the event
  
Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the marriage records. Compare the information in the marriage record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.
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=== Search the Index ===
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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.
 
  
For example:
 
  
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
*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.
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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.
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
 
*Use the residence to locate church and land records.
 
*The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.
 
*Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
 
*Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
 
*Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
  
Keep in mind:
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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
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*The information in marriage records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.  
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=== I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
*There is also some variation in the information given from one marriage record to another record.
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*Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.  
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*Use the age or estimated birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and death records
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*Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records.
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*Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses.  Witnesses were usually 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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*[[Utah Church Records| Church Records]] were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.  
  
If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now? === 
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*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
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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 town or county. 
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*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html 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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*Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.
  
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
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== Known Issues With This Collection  ==
*Search for the marriage record of the marriage partner if known.
 
*Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
 
  
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== Related Web Sites  ==
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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=Utah-County-Marriages-1887-1937-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.
  
[http://www.marriagedatabase.com/utah/marriage-records.htm Utah Marriage Records]&nbsp;
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== Citing This Collection ==
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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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.  
  
*[[Utah Vital Records|Utah Vital Records]]
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'''Collection Citation''':
*[[Utah Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Utah Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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{{Collection citation | text= "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing County Courthouses, state-wide, Utah.}}
  
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
  
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Utah, United States
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Location of Utah
Record Description
Record Type Marriage
Collection years 1887-1940
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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County Courthouses, state-wide, Utah


What Is in the Collection?

The collection consists of a name index to marriage records from local county courthouses, for the years 1887 to 1940. The records consist of bound volumes applications, licenses, certificates, etc. Marriages were recorded by the clerk of the district court for each county from the time the county was formed. Persons desiring to marry obtained a license that they presented to the minister or other person authorized to marry, such as a justice of the peace. Once the marriage was performed, the officiator sent a return to the clerk confirming that the marriage had occurred. Civil marriage records were created to legalize marital relationships and to protect the interests of the wife and other heirs to legal claims on property.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Information found in these marriage records include the following:

  • Name of the groom
  • Name of the bride
  • Names of the officiator and witnesses
  • Date of the marriage
  • Residences of the bride and groom
  • Age of the bride and groom


Collection Content

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
Beaver 4,848
Box Elder 33,891
Cache 65,459
Carbon 10,259
Daggett 2,457
Davis 54,442
Duchesne 2,769
Emery 3,497
Garfield 2,259
Grand 3,972
Iron 9,697
Juab 10,247
Kane 2,639
Millard 6,442
Morgan 1,940
Piute 4,733
Rich 3,906
Salt Lake 104,710
San Juan 1,564
Sanpete 17,621
Sevier 13,698
Summit 14,927
Tooele 6,291
Uintah 12,157
Utah 78,811
Wasatch 5,303
Washington 14,426
Wayne 1,710
Weber 113,823


Coverage Map

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

Sample Image

How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • The name of a parent or date of the event

Search the Index

You will be able to search this collection when it is published.



How Do I Analyze the Results?

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.

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

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and death records
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses. Witnesses were usually family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

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

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county.
  • Try different spellings 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.
  • Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.

Known Issues With This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to 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.

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:

"Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing County Courthouses, state-wide, Utah.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940.

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