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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
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This Collection will include records from 1960 to 1985.<br>
  
 
The collection consists of an index to marriages from the California Department of Health Services in Sacramento. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.  
 
The collection consists of an index to marriages from the California Department of Health Services in Sacramento. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.  
  
=== Record Content ===
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
  
The index includes the following information:  
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
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{{Collection citation | text= "California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985
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." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Department of Agriculture. Ottawa, Ontario: Public Archives.}}
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== Record Content  ==
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The index may include the following information:  
  
 
*Name of bride and groom  
 
*Name of bride and groom  
*Bride's parents
 
*Groom's parents
 
*Ages of bride and groom
 
*Calculated birthdates for the bride and groom
 
 
*Marriage date and place  
 
*Marriage date and place  
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*Name of spouse (May only list surname)
 
*Reference ID - Page/Volume/Entry/Certificate Number
 
*Reference ID - Page/Volume/Entry/Certificate Number
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes to marriages make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
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'''To search this collection using the index:'''
  
When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:  
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
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'''When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:'''
  
 
*The names of the bride and groom  
 
*The names of the bride and groom  
 
*The marriage place  
 
*The marriage place  
 
*The marriage date
 
*The marriage date
 
Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestor in the marriage records from Connecticut. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if this is the correct marriage. You may need to compare the information of more than one marriage to make this determination.
 
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
[http://www.marriagedatabase.com/california/marriage-records.htm California Marriage Records]&nbsp;
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[http://www.marriagedatabase.com/california/marriage-records.htm California Marriage Records]  
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[California Vital Records|California Vital Records]]  
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*[[California]]
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*[[California History]]
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*[[California Vital Records]]
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
 
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record&nbsp;Found&nbsp;in This Collection  ====
 
 
 
===== Citation Template =====
 
 
 
Use the following template when creating a citation for your findings. Replace the brackets and information within the brackets with the appropriate information from your record:
 
 
 
<nowiki>[[Collection title here]]</nowiki>,” database and digital images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: <nowiki>[[Publication date]])</nowiki>, <nowiki>[[Principal name]]</nowiki>, <nowiki>[[Birth year]]</nowiki>; from <nowiki>[[Archive or repository]]</nowiki>, vol. <nowiki>[[Add volume number]]</nowiki>, p. <nowiki>[[Page number]]</nowiki>, no. <nowiki>[[Line number]]</nowiki>, <nowiki>[[Archive name]]</nowiki>, <nowiki>[[Archive location]]</nowiki>; FHL microfilm <nowiki>[[GS number of the record]]</nowiki>.
 
 
 
===== Examples =====
 
 
 
*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
 
*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
 
 
 
== Citation for This Collection  ==
 
 
 
The following citation explains the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records:
 
 
 
<!--bibdescbegin-->"California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985." ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org). Index provided by Ancestry.com. Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->
 
 
 
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article&nbsp;[[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].  
 
  
 
[[Category:California|Vital Records]]
 
[[Category:California|Vital Records]]

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Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1960 to 1985.

The collection consists of an index to marriages from the California Department of Health Services in Sacramento. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985

." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Department of Agriculture. Ottawa, Ontario: Public Archives.


Record Content

The index may include the following information:

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Marriage date and place
  • Name of spouse (May only list surname)
  • Reference ID - Page/Volume/Entry/Certificate Number

How to Use the Record

To search this collection using the index:

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:

  • The names of the bride and groom
  • The marriage place
  • The marriage date

Related Websites

California Marriage Records

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.