Wisconsin, Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Access the records: Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997 .
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 Record Description

The collection consists of an index to marriages from the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services in Madison. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.

Citation for This Collection

This collection will include records from 1973 to 1997.

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.

"Wisconsin Marriages." Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com. : 2012.

Record Content

The index may include the following information:

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Marriage date and place
  • Name of spouse (May only list surname)
  • Reference ID - Page/Volume/Entry/Certificate Number

How to Use the Record

Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes to marriages make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:

  • The names of the bride and groom
  • The marriage place
  • The marriage date

Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestor in the marriage records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if this is the correct marriage. You may need to compare the information of more than one marriage to make this determination.

Related Websites

Wisconsin Marriage Records 

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