Arkansas Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Arkansas, Marriage Index, 1933-1939 .
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|Arkansas, United States|
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|Location of Arkansas|
|Record Type||Marriage Index|
|Arkansas Genealogical Society|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This collection includes an index to marriage records from the Arkansas Vital Records Division, Arkansas Department of Health, for the years 1933 to 1939. The index is provided by Ancestry.com. 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.
What Can These Records Tell Me?
The index includes the following information:
- Name of bride and groom
- Bride's parents
- Groom's parents
- Ages of bride and groom
- Calculated birth dates for the bride and groom
- Marriage date and place
- Reference ID - Page/Volume/Entry/Certificate Number
To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Arkansas marriages, click here.
How Do I Search This Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The names of the bride and groom
- The place where the marriage occurred
- The marriage date
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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.
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.
- In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation below in the Citing This Collection section. It's always a good idea to keep your citation on a Research Log. This is an important tool to help keep track of what you have and have not found. Family search wiki has a Example Research Log that you can download and use.
- Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed.
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Use the age to calculate a birth date and to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
- Use the information to find additional family members. Witnesses or bondsmen were usually relatives.
- Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
I Can’t Find the Person 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.
- Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names.
Citing This Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
- Collection Citation
"Arkansas, Marriage Index, 1933-1939." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing "Arkansas, Marriage Index." Ancestry.com. www.ancestry.com : 2005. Citing Arkansas Genealogical Society.
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
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