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== Record Description ==
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== What Is in the Collection? ==
  
This index is an electronic index for the years 1729 to 1867. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
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This collection is an electronic index of marriages for the years 1630-1997 taken from the following sources:
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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*Indexed church records
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*Civil registrations
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*The Internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
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Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of family history information.
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Connecticut, Marriages, 1729-1867." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.}}
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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 (IGI) (FamilySearch Historical Records) |International Genealogical Index]] or Vital Records Index collections.
 
  
== Record Content and Use ==
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== Collection Content  ==
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=== Coverage Map ===
  
For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Marriages Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
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To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Connecticut marriages, click [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/CT_FRM.html here].
  
== Coverage Table ==
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===Coverage Table===
  
The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.<br>
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The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.
  
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== Related Websites ==
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==What Can This Collection Tell Me?==
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For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Marriages Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
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The records in this collection include the following information:
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*Name of bride and groom
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*Marriage date and place
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*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
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The records may also contain the following:
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*Parents' names
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*Date and place of birth
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*Age
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*Marital status
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*Race
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==How Do I Search This Collection?==
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Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
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*The place where the marriage occurred
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*The names of the persons at the time of marriage
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*The approximate marriage date
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=== Search the Index ===
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{{Search Collection Link
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{{Tip|The indexed records will usually indicate a GS Film Number.  Click on the film number.  Some of these films offer an image of the record.  If an image is not available, the films can be accessed through a Family History Center.  Look at an image of the original record, if possible. The index entry generally lists only the most basic identifying information for an individual, so the original record may contain further information which was not indexed. Save or print a copy of the image.}}
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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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 [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the wiki article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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When you have located your ancestor’s marriage record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.  Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed.  Add this new information to your records of each family.
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===I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?===
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*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
 +
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
 +
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
 +
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
 +
*Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
 +
*Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
 +
*The information in marriage records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
 +
*There is also some variation in the information given from one marriage record to another record.
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*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
 +
*The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.
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*Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
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*Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 +
 
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===I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?===
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*The records are very brief, so it is easy to confuse individuals in the index. In addition, an individual may be listed multiple times with slight spelling variations of their name.
 +
*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.
 +
*Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
 +
*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.
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*Search the [https://familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlc/ FamilySearch Catalog] to see if other records for this place are available.
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For a summary of this information see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
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== Known Issues With This Collection ==
  
[http://www.deathindexes.com/connecticut/ Online Connecticut Death Indexes].  
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Connecticut Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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==Citing This Collection==
  
*[[Connecticut, Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Connecticut, Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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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.
*[[Connecticut|Connecticut]]
 
*[[Connecticut Church Records|Connecticut Church Records]]
 
*[[Connecticut Vital Records]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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{{Collection_citation | text="Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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[[Category:Connecticut Births, Marriages, and Deaths|Vital]]

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Connecticut, United States
Connecticut flag.png
Flag of Connecticut
US Locator Connecticut.png
Location of Connecticut
Record Description
Record Type Marriage Index
Collection years 1630-1997
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City


What Is in the Collection?

This collection is an electronic index of marriages for the years 1630-1997 taken from the following sources:

  • Indexed church records
  • Civil registrations
  • The Internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church

Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of family history information.

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.

Collection Content

Coverage Map

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

Coverage Table

The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1649-1906 Marriages, 1729-1867 Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934
Connecticut 79,427 360,481 1,617,598
Fairfield 52,305 5,555 52,730
Hartford 92,583 35,563 118,234
Litchfield 40,895 6,546 44,911
Middlesex 30,477 1,957 23,974
New Haven 85,270 13,191 58,857
New London 94,107 25,352 44,111
Tolland 33,277 3,381 23,151
Windham 40,294 1,501 27,413
Total 548,635 453,527 2,010,979

What Can This Collection Tell Me?

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Marriages Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

The records in this collection include the following information:

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Marriage date and place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The records may also contain the following:

  • Parents' names
  • Date and place of birth
  • Age
  • Marital status
  • Race

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The place where the marriage occurred
  • The names of the persons at the time of marriage
  • The approximate marriage date

Search the Index

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


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. Keep track of your research in a research log.


For tips about searching on-line collections see the wiki article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s marriage record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. Add this new information to your records of each family.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
  • The information in marriage records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one marriage record to another record.
  • Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
  • The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.
  • Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • The records are very brief, so it is easy to confuse individuals in the index. In addition, an individual may be listed multiple times with slight spelling variations of their name.
  • 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.
  • Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
  • 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.
  • Search the FamilySearch Catalog to see if other records for this place are available.

For a summary of this information see the wiki article: United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records).

Known Issues With This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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
"Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
Record Citation:
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