Florida Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Florida Marriages, 1837-1974
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|Florida, United States|
|Flag of Florida|
|Location of Florida|
|Record Type||Marriage Index|
|Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City|
- 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 index is an electronic index for the years 1837 to 1974. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
What Can These Records Tell Me?
Marriage records may possibly contain the following information:
- The name of bride and groom
- The date of marriage
- The place of marriage
- Witnesses to the marriage and possible relatives
|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.|
Coverage Table and Map
A coverage table for this collection is available is the wiki article Florida Marriages, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records).
To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Florida marriages, click here.
How Do I Search This Collection?
Before searching the collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- The approximate date of death
- The place where the death occurred
- The names of family members and their relationships
Search the Index
|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at Florida, marriages, 1830-1993. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.|
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. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?
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.
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Use the information found in the marriage record to search for the family in census records
- Search for other vital records, such as birth and death records
- Use the information to search for land, probate, and other records for the family
- Search for additional family members in the marriage records
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?
- Look for variant spellings of the surnames
- Search the indexes and records of nearby localities
- Consult the Florida Record Finder Table to find other records
Citing This Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying you sources helps others find the records you used.
- Collection Citation
"Florida Marriages, 1837-1974." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 28 September 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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