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== What is in the Collection?  ==
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== What is in This Collection?  ==
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This collection includes an index for the years 1855 to 1995. 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. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may  not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later. For more information about these records, please see the [http://www.nebraskahistory.org/lib-arch/index.shtml Nebraska State Historical Society website].
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=== Ordering Information (as of 8 Nov. 2017) ===
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The cost for a marriage record is 25 cents for a scan; 75 cents for a paper copy (although they take donations above those amounts if you are so inclined).  Payment can be sent to:<br>
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Library/Archives<br>
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Nebraska State Historical Society<br>
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P.O. Box 82554<br>
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Lincoln, NE   68501<br>
  
This collection includes an index for the years 1855 to 1995. 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. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may  not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later. For more information about these records, please see the [http://www.nebraskahistory.org/lib-arch/index.shtml Nebraska State Historical Society website].  
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Or to pay by credit card, please call our Reference Room at (402)-471-4751. For email questions, contact the Reference Room/Library at nshs.reference@nebraska.gov.
  
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==What Can These Records Tell Me?==
  
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Marriage records usually include the following:
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*Name
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*Date and place of marriage
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*Gender
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*Age
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*Birthplace
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*Spouse's name
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*Spouse's gender and age
  
 
== Collection Content  ==
 
== Collection Content  ==
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For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Marriages Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
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Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor
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*The approximate date of marriage
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*The place where the marriage occurred
  
== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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=== Search the Index ===
To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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{{Search Collection Link
*The name of your ancestor.
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*The approximate date of marriage.
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*The place where the marriage occurred.
 
*The name of the intended spouse.
 
  
'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1708654?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''<br>
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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.
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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]].
  
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==
When you have located your ancestor’s marriage record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.
 
=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
 
  
*Use the marriage date along with the place of marriage to find the family in census records.
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
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*Search for birth and death records
*Use the information found to search additional state and county records.
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*Search for the family in census records
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*Search for church, land, and probate records
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? === 
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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.  Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality 
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images 
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names
  
=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now? ===
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/productSupport#/Nebraska-Marriages-known-issues article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.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.
*Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
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== Citing This Collection ==
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
 
*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.
 
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{{Tip|Don't overlook items in the [https://familysearch.org/catalog/search FamilySearch Library Catalog.] This can help you locate additional records to search for information on your family.}}
 
  
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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.
  
== Citing this Collection  ==
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;Collection Citation:
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"Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 8 March 2017. Citing Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln.
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.
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'''Collection Citation'''<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Nebraska, Marriages, 1855-1995." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.}} <br><br>
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
 
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/productSupport#/Nebraska-Marriages-known-issues article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.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.
 
  
 
== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?  ==
 
== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?  ==
  
 
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Nebraska


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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Nebraska, United States
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Location of Nebraska
Record Description
Record Type Marriage Records
Collection years 1855-1995
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City


What is in This Collection?

This collection includes an index for the years 1855 to 1995. 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. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later. For more information about these records, please see the Nebraska State Historical Society website.

Ordering Information (as of 8 Nov. 2017)

The cost for a marriage record is 25 cents for a scan; 75 cents for a paper copy (although they take donations above those amounts if you are so inclined).  Payment can be sent to:
Library/Archives
Nebraska State Historical Society
P.O. Box 82554
Lincoln, NE   68501

Or to pay by credit card, please call our Reference Room at (402)-471-4751. For email questions, contact the Reference Room/Library at nshs.reference@nebraska.gov.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Marriage records usually include the following:

  • Name
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Birthplace
  • Spouse's name
  • Spouse's gender and age

Collection Content

Coverage Table

The coverage table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period. See coverage map.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1877-1895* Marriages, 1855-1995
Arthur 0 285
Buffalo 0 4,007
Burt 0 4,377
Cheyenne 0 1,064
Clay 3,346 420
Dawson 0 4,628
Dixon 0 343
Dodge 0 121
Douglas 2,803 27,305
Fillmore 0 15,533
Franklin 0 3,570
Gage 427 4,750
Garden 0 1,158
Grant 0 877
Harlan 0 3,681
Hayes 0 1,224
Hitchcock 0 1,438
Hooker 0 972
Jefferson 0 5,217
Johnson 0 3,968
Kearney 0 4,418
Lancaster 0 16,845
Loup 0 1,319
Madison 0 6,568
McPherson 0 425
Morrill 0 1,232
Nebraska 2,560 2,195
Otoe 0 11,829
Pawnee 0 5,398
Perkins 0 2,007
Phelps 0 3,926
Platte 0 4,776
Red Willow 0 1,472
Richardson 0 534
Saline 0 8,023
Saunders 0 1,459
Scotts Bluff 0 897
Sherman 0 2,801
Thomas 0 858
Webster 0 5,161
Wheeler 0 0
Total 9,136 173,578

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of marriage
  • The place where the marriage occurred

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?

  • Search for birth and death records
  • Search for the family in census records
  • Search for church, land, and probate records

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

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png 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 support@familysearch.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 Citation

"Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 8 March 2017. Citing Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln.

Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.

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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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