Illinois Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Illinois, United States
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Location of Illinois
Record Description
Record Type Marriage Index
Collection years 1815-1935
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What is in This Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1815 to 1935. 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.

What Can This Collection Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Marriage

  • Name
  • Name of spouse
  • Event date and place
  • Names of parents

Collection Content

An example of an indexed record:

Peter Smith Illinois Marriages
Name Peter Smith
Spouse's Name Abbie S. Vaughn
Event Date 21 Jun 1886
Event Place Bond, Illinois

Coverage Table and Map

A coverage table for this collection is available is the wiki article Illinois Marriages, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records).

To see a coverage table, map, and the number of records per year in this collection 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 date of the marriage

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

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. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Search for additional marriages of other relatives
  • Search for birth and death records for your ancestors
  • Search for land and probate records
  • Use the information found in the marriage record to search for the family in census records

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • 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

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Illinois.

Known Issues with This Collection

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Citing this Collection

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Collection Citation
"Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
Record Citation:
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