Florida Marriage Index - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Florida Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001
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|Flag of Florida|
|Location of Florida|
|Record Type||Marriage Index|
|Florida Department of Health, Jacksonville, Florida; and Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research|
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
The collection consists of an index to marriages from the Florida Department of Health in Jacksonville for the years 1822 to 2001. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.
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What Can This Collection Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Name of bride and groom
- Marriage date and place
- Name of spouse (May only list surname)
- Reference ID - Page/Volume/Entry/Certificate Number
|Many marriages recorded in the South, are separated by race in volumes, books, or registers. Be sure to check to determine if you have the right set of marriage records.|
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- The approximate year of marriage
- The place where the marriage occurred
- The name of the intended spouse
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
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. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
When you have located your ancestor in the marriage index, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.
I Found the Person I was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- Use the marriage information to locate your ancestors in the census
- Search for other ancestors in the marriage index
- Locate additional records in the county where the marriage occurred to determine if more information on your ancestors can be found
I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- 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
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Florida.
- Florida Guided Research
- Florida Record Finder
- Florida Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Florida Research, 1880-Present
FamilySearch Catalog[edit | edit source]
FamilySearch Historical Records[edit | edit source]
FamilySearch Digital Library[edit | edit source]
- prepared by the Florida Historical Records Survey, Division of Community Service Programs, Work Projects Administration. Guide to public vital statistics records in Florida. Jacksonville, Florida : Florida Historical Records Survey, 1941
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.