Connecticut Marriage Index - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Connecticut, Marriage Index, 1959-2001
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|Flag of Connecticut|
|Location of Connecticut|
|Record Type||Marriage Index|
|Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford|
- 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?[edit | edit source]
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Connecticut, Marriage Index, 1959-2001.|
This collection includes records from 1959 to 2001, and consists of an index to marriages from the Connecticut Department of Public Health in Hartford. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.
What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- The name of the bride and groom
- The marriage date and place
- The name of the spouse
- Capacity of the Officiator (Clergy, Civil, Military)
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Coverage Map[edit | edit source]
To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Connecticut marriages, click here.
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- The date of marriage
- The place of marriage
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name by visiting 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]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have married in Connecticut
- When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name
- Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur
- The marriage officiator listed on the marriage may lead you to church records
- Search for other vital records, such as birth and death
|With a marriage date and place identified, try to obtain an image or actual certificate of the original record, through the Connecticut Department of Public Health in Hartford. The index entry generally lists only the most basic identifying information for an individual, so the original record may contain further information which was not indexed. Save or print a copy of the image.|
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 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 localities
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Connecticut.
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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.
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.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]
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