Difference between revisions of "Idaho, County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)"

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
m (01)
(Citing This Collection)
(41 intermediate revisions by 14 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Idaho, United States Genealogy|Idaho]]''
+
{{breadcrumb
 +
| link1=[[United States Genealogy|United States]]
 +
| link2=
 +
| link3=
 +
| link4=
 +
| link5=[[Idaho, United States Genealogy|Idaho]]
 +
}}
  
 
{{US State HR Infobox  
 
{{US State HR Infobox  
Line 7: Line 13:
 
| LOC_01 = Idaho
 
| LOC_01 = Idaho
 
| LOC_02 =  
 
| LOC_02 =  
| LOC_02_type =
 
 
| LOC_03 =   
 
| LOC_03 =   
 
| loc_map =   
 
| loc_map =   
Line 15: Line 20:
 
| start_year = 1864
 
| start_year = 1864
 
| end_year = 1950
 
| end_year = 1950
| FS_URL_01 =  
+
| FS_URL_01 =[[Idaho Genealogy|Idaho]]
| FS_URL_02 =   
+
| FS_URL_02 =[[Idaho Vital Records]]  
| FS_URL_03 =  
+
| FS_URL_03 =[[Idaho Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
| FS_URL_04 =  
+
| FS_URL_04 =[[Idaho Church Records|Church Records]]
| FS_URL_05 =  
+
| FS_URL_05 =[[Idaho Archives and Libraries]]
| FS_URL_06 =  
+
| FS_URL_06 =[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=207473&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Idaho%2C%20Idaho%22%20%2Bkeywords%3Amarriages&subjectsOpen=535621-50 FamilySearch Library Catalog]
 
| FS_URL_07 =   
 
| FS_URL_07 =   
 
| FS_URL_08 =   
 
| FS_URL_08 =   
 
| FS_URL_09 =   
 
| FS_URL_09 =   
 
| FS_URL_10 =   
 
| FS_URL_10 =   
| RW_URL_01 =  
+
| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.idahogenealogy.com/ Idaho Genealogy]
| RW_URL_02 =
+
| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~idgenweb/ Idaho GenWeb Project]
 
| RW_URL_03 =   
 
| RW_URL_03 =   
 
| RW_URL_04 =   
 
| RW_URL_04 =   
Line 32: Line 37:
 
| custodian =   
 
| custodian =   
 
}}
 
}}
 
+
== What is in This Collection? ==
 
 
== Record Description  ==
 
 
 
 
The collection consists of a name index and images of Idaho county marriages acquired from local courthouses for the years 1864 to 1950.  
 
The collection consists of a name index and images of Idaho county marriages acquired from local courthouses for the years 1864 to 1950.  
 
 
Currently the collection includes the following counties: Ada, Adams, Benewah, Blaine, Bonner, Bonneville, Butte, Camas, Canyon, Caribou, Cassia, Clark, Custer, Elmore, Franklin, Fremont, Gem, Gooding, Idaho, Jefferson, Jerome, Kootenai, Latah, Lemhi, Lewis, Lincoln, Madison, Minidoka, Nez Perce, Oneida, Payette, Power, Shoshone, Teton, Twin Falls, Valley, and Washington.  
 
Currently the collection includes the following counties: Ada, Adams, Benewah, Blaine, Bonner, Bonneville, Butte, Camas, Canyon, Caribou, Cassia, Clark, Custer, Elmore, Franklin, Fremont, Gem, Gooding, Idaho, Jefferson, Jerome, Kootenai, Latah, Lemhi, Lewis, Lincoln, Madison, Minidoka, Nez Perce, Oneida, Payette, Power, Shoshone, Teton, Twin Falls, Valley, and Washington.  
 
 
The collection also includes records for the towns of Ashton and Marysville. Bannock County marriages are not currently apart of this collection.  
 
The collection also includes records for the towns of Ashton and Marysville. Bannock County marriages are not currently apart of this collection.  
  
About half the records are single page records or registers and another half are packet style with packet cover and related documents. Included in this collection are marriage licenses, certificates, applications, docket books, and affidavits. The collection may also include some loose documents. The first laws in Idaho Territory concerning marriages were enacted in 1864. The first Territorial Legislative Assembly made provisions for books in which to record certificates issued by the person performing the marriage ceremony, as well as contracts made by individuals. Although some early Idaho Territorial marriage contracts were recorded, most were not. Pre-1895 records located in the county courthouses of Idaho are certificates issued by the person performing the marriage ceremony.  County recorders have records of marriages since the date each county was organized. In addition to the register, most counties will also have the original marriage applications. These are especially valuable if one or both marriage parties are under legal age as permission from the parent or guardian is included. No licenses were required before 11 March 1895.  Civil marriage records were created to legalize marital relationships and to safeguard the interests of the wife and other heirs.  The date and place of marriage and the name of the presiding official are quite reliable. Other information depends upon the knowledge and reliability of the informants, usually the bride and groom.  
+
About half the records are single page records or registers and another half are packet style with packet cover and related documents. Included in this collection are marriage licenses, certificates, applications, docket books, and affidavits. The collection may also include some loose documents. The first laws in Idaho Territory concerning marriages were enacted in 1864. The first Territorial Legislative Assembly made provisions for books in which to record certificates issued by the person performing the marriage ceremony, as well as contracts made by individuals. Although some early Idaho Territorial marriage contracts were recorded, most were not. Pre-1895 records located in the county courthouses of Idaho are certificates issued by the person performing the marriage ceremony.  County recorders have records of marriages since the date each county was organized. In addition to the register, most counties will also have the original marriage applications. These are especially valuable if one or both marriage parties are under legal age as permission from the parent or guardian is included. No licenses were required before 11 March 1895.  Civil marriage records were created to legalize marital relationships and to safeguard the interests of the wife and other heirs.  The date and place of marriage and the name of the presiding official are quite reliable. Other information depends upon the knowledge and reliability of the informants, usually the bride and groom.
 
 
{{Collection_Browse_Link
 
|CID=CID1662500
 
|title=Idaho County Marriages, 1864-1950
 
|}}
 
 
 
== Coverage Map  ==
 
 
 
To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/ID_FRM.html Idaho] marriages, click here.
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
<gallery perrow="3" heights="120px" widths="160px">
 
Image:Idaho County Marriage Record (09-0221) (09-0222) DGS 4533339 136.jpg|Marriage Record
 
</gallery>
 
 
 
Information found in most Idaho marriage records may include:
 
  
 +
==What Can These Records Tell Me?==
 +
Marriage records may include:
 
*Names of the groom and bride  
 
*Names of the groom and bride  
 
*Current county and state of their residence  
 
*Current county and state of their residence  
Line 68: Line 53:
 
*Presiding official
 
*Presiding official
  
== How to Use the Records  ==
+
== Collection Content ==
  
To begin your search you will need to know the following:
+
=== Sample Image ===
  
*Name of your ancestor
+
<gallery perrow="3" heights="120px" widths="160px">
*Name of the intended spouse
+
Image:Idaho County Marriage Record (09-0221) (09-0222) DGS 4533339 136.jpg|Marriage Record
*Approximate date and place of marriage.
+
</gallery>
  
=== Search the Collection  ===
+
=== Coverage Map ===
 +
To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/ID_FRM.html Idaho] marriages, click here.
  
'''To search the collection by name:'''<br>Fill in the requested information on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own 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.
+
== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
 +
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
 +
*The name of the bride and groom
 +
*The date and place of marriage
  
'''To browse by image:'''<br>To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Film" category which takes you to the images.
+
=== Search the Index ===
 
+
{{Search Collection Link
Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.  
+
| CID=CID1662500
 
+
}}
With either search keep in mind:
+
<br>
 
+
{{Tip | More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1662500 Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
+
=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
+
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]].
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
 
 
 
For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
 
 
 
=== Using the Information  ===
 
 
 
Marriage records are the best source for validating the date and place of marriage. Use the marriage as the basis for compiling a family group. Use the birth date or age and birth place of each partner to find a couple’s birth records and parents’ names. Use the place of residence to search for other records that may have information on parents and siblings. The name of the presiding official is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.
 
 
 
{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Idaho, Marriage Records|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[Idaho Archives and Libraries]].}}
 
 
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
  
*[http://www.idahogenealogy.com/ Idaho Genealogy]
+
== What Do I Do Next? ==
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~idgenweb/ Idaho GenWeb Project]
+
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
 +
*Use the information found in the record to find the family in the census records
 +
*Search for vital records, such as birth, and death
 +
*Search for land and probate records
 +
*Search for church records
 +
=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? === 
 +
*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
 +
*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching a nearby locality
 +
*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
 +
*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
+
== Citing This Collection ==
  
*[[Idaho Genealogy|Idaho]]
+
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.
*[[Idaho Vital Records]]
 
*[[Idaho Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
  
== How You Can Contribute ==
+
;Collection Citation:
 +
"Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950." Database and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 2 December 2016. County Courthouses, Idaho.  
  
{{Contributor_invite}}  
+
{{Record_Citation}}
  
== Citations for This Collection  ==
+
{{Image_Citation}}
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
 
 
  
'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. County Courthouses, Idaho.}} <br><br>
+
'''[[#top|Top of Page]]'''
  
'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
+
== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
|CID=CID1662500
+
{{Contributor_invite}}
|title=Idaho County Marriages, 1864-1950
 
}}  
 
  
'''Image citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
+
[[Category:United States FamilySearch Historical Records]]
|CID=CID1662500
 
|title=Idaho County Marriages, 1864-1950
 
}}
 

Revision as of 16:57, 12 March 2018

United States
Idaho
Access the Records
Idaho County Marriages, 1864-1950
CID1662500
{{{CID2}}}
{{{CID3}}}
{{{CID4}}}
{{{CID5}}}
{{{CID6}}}
{{{CID7}}}
{{{CID8}}}
{{{CID9}}}
This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Idaho, United States
Idaho flag.png
Flag of Idaho
US Locator Idaho.png
Location of Idaho
Record Description
Record Type Marriage
Collection years 1864-1950
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites


What is in This Collection?

The collection consists of a name index and images of Idaho county marriages acquired from local courthouses for the years 1864 to 1950. Currently the collection includes the following counties: Ada, Adams, Benewah, Blaine, Bonner, Bonneville, Butte, Camas, Canyon, Caribou, Cassia, Clark, Custer, Elmore, Franklin, Fremont, Gem, Gooding, Idaho, Jefferson, Jerome, Kootenai, Latah, Lemhi, Lewis, Lincoln, Madison, Minidoka, Nez Perce, Oneida, Payette, Power, Shoshone, Teton, Twin Falls, Valley, and Washington. The collection also includes records for the towns of Ashton and Marysville. Bannock County marriages are not currently apart of this collection.

About half the records are single page records or registers and another half are packet style with packet cover and related documents. Included in this collection are marriage licenses, certificates, applications, docket books, and affidavits. The collection may also include some loose documents. The first laws in Idaho Territory concerning marriages were enacted in 1864. The first Territorial Legislative Assembly made provisions for books in which to record certificates issued by the person performing the marriage ceremony, as well as contracts made by individuals. Although some early Idaho Territorial marriage contracts were recorded, most were not. Pre-1895 records located in the county courthouses of Idaho are certificates issued by the person performing the marriage ceremony.  County recorders have records of marriages since the date each county was organized. In addition to the register, most counties will also have the original marriage applications. These are especially valuable if one or both marriage parties are under legal age as permission from the parent or guardian is included. No licenses were required before 11 March 1895.  Civil marriage records were created to legalize marital relationships and to safeguard the interests of the wife and other heirs.  The date and place of marriage and the name of the presiding official are quite reliable. Other information depends upon the knowledge and reliability of the informants, usually the bride and groom.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Marriage records may include:

  • Names of the groom and bride
  • Current county and state of their residence
  • Date and place license was issued
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of witnesses
  • Presiding official

Collection Content

Sample Image

Coverage Map

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

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

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

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.

What Do I Do Next?

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

  • Use the information found in the record to find the family in the census records
  • Search for vital records, such as birth, and death
  • Search for land and probate records
  • Search for church records

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

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching a nearby locality
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

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

"Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950." Database and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 2 December 2016. County Courthouses, Idaho.

Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

Top of Page

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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.