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Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935
|This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.|
|Illinois, United States|
|Flag of Illinois|
|Location of Illinois|
|Record Type||Marriage Index|
|Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 What Can This Collection Tell Me?
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Known Issues with This Collection
- 7 Citing this Collection
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This index is an electronic index for the years 1815 to 1935. 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.
Coverage Table and Map
A coverage table for this collection is available is the wiki article Illinois Marriages, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records).
To see a coverage table, map, and the number of records per year in this collection 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 This Collection Tell Me?
Most records in this collection contain the following information:
- Name of spouse
- Event date and place
Some records may also include:
- Names of parents
An example of an indexed record:
|Peter Smith||Illinois Marriages|
|Spouse's Name||Abbie S. Vaughn|
|Event Date||21 Jun 1886|
|Event Place||Bond, Illinois|
How Do I Search This Collection?
To begin your search it is helpful to know:
- The names of the bride and groom.
- The place where the marriage occurred.
- The date of the marriage.
Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your 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.
For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article
What Do I Do Next?
When you have located your ancestor’s marriage record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.
I Found the Person I was Looking for, What Now?
- Search for additional marriages of other relatives
- Search for birth and death records for your ancestors
- Search for land and probate records.
- 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?
- Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
- Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
- 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.
Known Issues with This Collection
| 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 article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.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 Citatio
"Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. 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?
| 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.