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=== Record Content  ===
  
 
The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:  
 
The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:  
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*Marriage place  
 
*Marriage place  
 
*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
 
*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
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For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 2001, some of the entries were published on 16 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the “British Isles Vital Records Index: England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.” This is an index of some marriages throughout Great Britain. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.  
 
For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 2001, some of the entries were published on 16 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the “British Isles Vital Records Index: England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.” This is an index of some marriages throughout Great Britain. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.  
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=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.
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=== Record Reliability  ===
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Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Great Britain.
  
 
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[[United Kingdom]]
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[[Quick Research Links - England]]  
 
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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=== Contributions to This Article  ===
  
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should also 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.
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When you copy information from a record, you should also 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 Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
  
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
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=== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ===
  
"Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988." index, ''FamilySearch'' ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]): accessed 9 March 2011), entry for Frank Roberts Mason and Dora Pape, married 26 February 1927; citing Marriage Records, FHL microfilm 1,450,439; Indexed entries derived from copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Great Britain.
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"Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988." index, ''FamilySearch'' ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]): accessed 9 March 2011), entry for Frank Roberts Mason and Dora Pape, married 26 February 1927; citing Marriage Records, FHL microfilm 1,450,439; Indexed entries derived from copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Great Britain.  
  
 
== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
 
== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==

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Collection Time Period

This index covers events from 1797 through 1988.

Record Description

This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

This index is not complete for any particular place or region.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:

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


How to Use the Record

Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the Family History Library Catalog.

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 2001, some of the entries were published on 16 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the “British Isles Vital Records Index: England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.” This is an index of some marriages throughout Great Britain. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

Why This Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Great Britain.

Related Web Sites

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.

Related Wiki Articles

United Kingdom

Quick Research Links - England

Quick Research Links - Wales

Quick Research Links - Ireland

Quick Research Links - Scotland

Quick Research Links - The Channel Islands

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 also 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: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection

"Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988." index, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org): accessed 9 March 2011), entry for Frank Roberts Mason and Dora Pape, married 26 February 1927; citing Marriage Records, FHL microfilm 1,450,439; Indexed entries derived from copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Great Britain.

Sources of Information for This Collection

"Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988," index, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.