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== What is in This Collection?  ==
 
== What is in This Collection?  ==
 
 
This index is an electronic index for the years 1837 to 1974. 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.
 
This index is an electronic index for the years 1837 to 1974. 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.
 
 
== Collection Content==
 
== Collection Content==
 
=== Coverage Table and Map ===
 
=== Coverage Table and Map ===
 
 
A coverage table for this collection is available is the wiki article [[Florida Marriages, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
 
A coverage table for this collection is available is the wiki article [[Florida Marriages, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
  
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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. Add this new information to your records of each family.  
 
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. Add this new information to your records of each family.  
 
===I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?===
 
===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.
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*Use the information found in the marriage record to search for the family in census records
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each spouse to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
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*Search for other vital records, such as birth and death records
*Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
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*Use the information to search for land, probate, and other records for the family
*The information in marriage records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
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*Search for additional family members in the marriage records
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1900.
 
*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?===
 
===I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?===
*Look for variant spellings of the surnames.
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*Look for variant spellings of the surnames
*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities
 
== Citing This Collection ==
 
== 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.
 
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.
  

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Record Description
Record Type Marriage Index
Collection years 1837-1974
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Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City


What is in This Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1837 to 1974. 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 Table and Map

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

To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Florida marriages, click here. For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Marriages Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Marriage records may possibly contain the following information:

  • The name of bride and groom
  • The date of marriage
  • The place of marriage
  • Witnesses to the marriage and possible relatives

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching the collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of death
  • The place where the death occurred
  • The names of family members and their relationships

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

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. Add this new information to your records of each family.

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

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

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

  • Look for variant spellings of the surnames
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities

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

"Florida Marriages, 1837-1974." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 28 September 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Record Citation:
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