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Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1942  and Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958
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Ohio, 
United States
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Location of Ohio
Record Description
Record Type Marriage Index
Collection years 1800-1958
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection is an 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.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • 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[edit | edit source]

A coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article Ohio Marriages Coverage Table - FamilySearch Historical Records.

Digital Folder Number List[edit | edit source]

This collection contains a digital browse. Only the DGS numbers are displayed. The link in the Film column will open a new window where you can view the images.

DGS Film Item Author Title Note
4016314 317430 County Court (Lawrence County) Lawrence County, Ohio, marriages, 1823-1838 Lawrence County, Ohio, marriages, 1823-1838
7578525 317462 State Library of Ohio. DAR Collection Marriage records in Ottawa County, Ohio, 1840-1880 Record of marriages in Ottawa County, Ohio, 1840-1880
7578709 940436 1 Reformed Church. Glade Charge (Frederick County, Maryland) Church records, 1768-1857 Members, church covenant; Baptisms 1768-1857; Communicants; Burials 1830-1837; Minutes of meetings; Confirmations; Marriages 1830-1857.
7578709 940436 2-3 St. James Reformed Church (Bell Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania) Church records, 1867-1883 Church records
7578709 940436 4 Church records, 1883-1888 First Reformed Church (Wooster, Ohio) Pastor's record of R.C. Zartman Sermons 1883-1888 Baptisms 1883-1888 Communicants 1883-1888 (members received) Marriages 1883-1888 Funerals 1883-1888
7578709 940436 5 Leiby, Amandus S. Ziegel's Lutheran and Reformed Church, Weisenberg Twp., Lehigh Co., Pa., 1756-1866 Ziegel's Lutheran and Reformed Church, Weisenberg Twp., Lehigh Co., Pa., 1756-1866
7578709 940436 6 Raymond E. Hollenbach Cemetery records of Ziegel Lutheran and Reformed Church in Weisenberg Township, Pennsylvania Cemetery records of Ziegel Lutheran and Reformed Church in Weisenberg Township, Pennsylvania

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

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  • 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 on 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

View the Images[edit | edit source]

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  1. Look at the Digital Folder Number List section to determine the folder/film number for the images you want to see
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Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958[edit | edit source]

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on 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]

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

  • Add any new information to your records
  • 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.

Known Issues[edit | edit source]

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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