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=== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection ===
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"Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910." Index, ''FamilySearch'' ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]): accessed 25 March , 2011. entry for Daniel J. Thomas and Emma Somens, married 1 March 1881; citing Marriage Records,&nbsp; FHL microfilm 1,888,085; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.  
 
"Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910." Index, ''FamilySearch'' ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]): accessed 25 March , 2011. entry for Daniel J. Thomas and Emma Somens, married 1 March 1881; citing Marriage Records,&nbsp; FHL microfilm 1,888,085; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.  

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Collection Time Period

This index covers events from 1650 through 1995.

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

Coverage Table

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by state.

As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.

Locality Marriages, 1695-1910
Barnstable 27,276
Berkshire 66,052
Bristol 194,474
Dukes 3,171
Essex 304,260
Franklin 38,864
Hampden 203,299
Hampshire 77,372
Massachusetts 878,895
Middlesex 305,930
Nantucket 2,350
Norfolk 92,910
Plymouth 86,043
Suffolk 562,601
Worcester 195,715
Total 3,039,212

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 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This index is an index of some marriages throughout Massachusetts. 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 this index 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 Massachusetts.

Related Web Sites

Vital Records Search 1841-1910

Related Wiki Articles

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Vital Records

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: Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection

"Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910." Index, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org): accessed 25 March , 2011. entry for Daniel J. Thomas and Emma Somens, married 1 March 1881; citing Marriage Records,  FHL microfilm 1,888,085; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

Sources of Information for This Collection

"Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910," Index, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.