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Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1942  and Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Ohio, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Marriage Index
Collection years 1800-1958
FamilySearch Resources
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This index is an electronic index for the years 1800 to 1958. 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 These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Marriage

  • Name
  • Name of spouse
  • Marriage date and place
  • Parents' names
  • Date and place of birth
  • Spouse's date and place of birth
  • Age
  • Marital status
  • Race

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table and Map[edit | edit source]

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

To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Ohio county marriages, click here.

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • The location or date of the event

Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1942[edit | edit source]

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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

Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958[edit | edit source]

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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


How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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?[edit | edit source]

Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Look at the actual image of the record, if you can, to verify the information and to find additional information.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Search for other vital records such as birth and death
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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


Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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.

Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1942[edit | edit source]

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.

Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958[edit | edit source]

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

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