District of Columbia Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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District of Columbia Marriages, 1830-1921
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|District of Columbia, United States|
|Flag of District of Columbia|
|Location of District of Columbia|
|Record Type||Marriage Index|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This collection is an electronic index of marriages for the years 1830 to 1921.
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?
Marriage records may contain:
- The name of the bride and groom
- The marriage date and place
- Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
The records may also contain:
- The parents' names
- The date and place of birth
- Marital status
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.
|| Births and Christenings, 1849-1854
|| Marriages, 1849-1854
|| Deaths and Burials, 1849-1854|
| District of Columbia
To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of District of Columbia marriages, click here.
How Do I Search This Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the bride or groom
- The approximate date of the marriage
Search the Index
|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.|
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.
What Do I Do Next?
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Look at an image of the original record, if possible. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index
- Use the information to find other records such as birth, death, or census records
- Collect entries for every person who has the same surname, unless the surname is a common surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records
- Witnesses or bondsmen listed on the marriage were usually relatives
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?
- Try viewing any original indexes to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.
- Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames, middles name, or an abbreviation of their given name
Consult the District of Columbia Record Finder to find other records
Citing This Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying you sources helps others find the records you used.
- Collection Citation
"District of Columbia Marriages, 1830-1921." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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