Nebraska Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Nebraska, Marriages, 1855-1995
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|Nebraska, United States|
|Flag of Nebraska|
|Location of Nebraska|
|Record Type||Marriage Records|
|Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City|
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Contents
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 Known Issues with This Collection
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in the 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.
What Can These Records Tell Me?
Marriage records usually include the following:
- Date and place of marriage
- Spouse's name
- Spouse's gender and age
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|
For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Marriages Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).
How Do I Search the Collection?
To begin your search it is helpful to know at least some of the following:
- The name of your ancestor.
- The approximate date of marriage.
- The place where the marriage occurred.
Search the Index
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.
- Whenever possible, look at the original record. If often has more information than the indexed record.
- Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed.
- In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation found on each record or image. Familysearch wiki has a Example Research Log that you can download and use for this purpose.
For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.
What Do I Do Next?
I Found Who I was Looking For, What Now?
- Use the age to calculate a birth date and to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
- Use the information to find additional family members. Witnesses or bondsmen were usually relatives.
- Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
- Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
I Can’t Find Who 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 in an area search.
- Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. 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. Try searching for these names as well.
- Search the indexes and records of Nebraska, United States Genealogy.
- Search in the Nebraska Archives and Libraries.
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 (or citation for the index entry):
Known Issues with This Collection
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.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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