Georgia, Houston County, Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Georgia, Houston County, Marriage Records, 1832-2015
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|Houston County, Georgia, United States|
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|Location of Houston County, Georgia|
|Location of Georgia|
|Record Type||Marriage Records|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can these Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search the 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?
The collection consists of an index and images of marriage records for the years 1832 to 2015 held at the Houston County Probate Court.
What Can these Records Tell Me?
Marriage records usually include:
- The name of the groom
- The maiden name of the bride
- The names of the officiator and witnesses
- The marriage date
- The marriage place
|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.|
To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Georgia marriages, click here.
How Do I Search the Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- The date and place of the event
Search the Index
|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at Georgia, Houston County, Marriage Records, 1832-2015. Click on 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?
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.
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Search for other vital records, such as birth and death
- Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
- Search for military, land, or probate records
- If applicable, search for immigration and naturalization records
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?
- 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. 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
- Consult the [Georgia Research Tips and Strategies]] and its Record Finder to search other records
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
- "Georgia, Houston County, Marriage Records, 1832-2015." Database. FamilySearch.http://FamilySearch.org: 27 March 2018. Probate court judge, Houston County, Georgia.
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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