Michigan Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995 .
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|Michigan, United States|
|Flag of Michigan|
|Location of Michigan|
|Record Type||Marriage Index|
|Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 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 1822 to 1995. 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.
For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Marriages Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).
Coverage Table and Map
A coverage table for this collection is Available in the wiki article Michigan Marriages, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records).
To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Michigan marriages, click here.
What Can These Records Tell Me?
The records include:
- Name of spouse
- Date and place of marriage
- Dates and places of birth
The records may also include:
- Names of parents
- Marital status
How Do I Search This Collection?
To begin your search it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor.
- The approximate date of the marriage.
- The place where the marriage occurred.
- The name of the intended spouse.
Search the Index
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?
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Use the information found in the marriage record to search church records.
- Use the information found in the marriage record to search census records.
- Use the information found in the marriage record to search additional state and county 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 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 counties.
- Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
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
"Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 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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