North Carolina, County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues

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Known Issues

Question #1: I cannot find my ancestors. Are all the records included in this collection?
Answer #1: This collection is a work in progress. The Description on the Home Page of the collection describes the records that are currently available. Additional records [index and images] will be added as they are completed.” Until then, the microfilms can be viewed at the Family History Library or a FamilySearch Center that has the microfilm.

If you cannot find your ancestors online, go to the Catalog, and perform a search using Keyword (beta): “North Carolina, [name of] County, marriages,” read through the Catalog Film Notes, and order the appropriate microfilm(s) online.

Question #2: There seems to be a lot of wives named Marg, Margaret, or Mary Bond. How can I find the correct wife’s name?
Answer #2: When searching for your ancestors, and you encounter a wife’s name as Marg, Margaret, or Mary Bond, you will need to view the image to verify the correct spouse’s name until this transcription error is corrected. The indexer erroneously transcribed “Marriage Bond” as a woman’s name.

If you encounter additional problems with this collection, feel free to report them at Please include the following information:

  • If searching a specific collection: please include the name of the collection; include all search criteria used, including name, event, dates and places.
  • If browsing this collection: please include the full path you followed to where the problem occurred. The browse path is located above the Image viewer window.
    For example: North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 > 004138419 > Image 245 of 638.
  • If you are reporting a technical issue: please include your operating system and browser version, such as Windows 7 and Internet Explorer.

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