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== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
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This Collection will include records from 1790 to 1950.
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The collection consists of a name index and images of county marriage records within the state of Ohio, acquired from local courthouses. The records consist of:
  
The records in this collection are for the years 1808 to 1951.
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*Licenses
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*Certificates
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*Declarations
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*Affidavits
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*Loose documents
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*Abstracts
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*Licenses to perform marriages
  
== Record Description ==
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The records are generally arranged by:
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*County, volume and date
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*License number
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*Page number
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For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1614804/waypoints Browse].
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
  
The earliest marriage records were handwritten in bound books, with multiple entries on a page. During the early 1900s, counties began using preprinted register books, with only two entries per page. Most of the records consist of marriage licenses &amp; certificates, with a few marriage declarations &amp; marriage affidavits. The records are arranged either by county, volume and date or by license number and or page number.  
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| text =<!--bibdescbegin-->County Probate Courts. Ohio, county marriages. County courthouses in Ohio.<!--bibdescend--> }}
  
The marriage records generally have been well preserved, but some may have been lost in fires or other disasters. For example, a fire in the Monroe County Courthouse in 1867 destroyed all the records up to that point.  
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[[Ohio County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
=== Record Content  ===
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== Record Content  ==
  
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Image:Ohio Marriage Register (09-0123) 1817.jpg  
 
Image:Ohio Marriage Register (09-0123) 1817.jpg  
 
Image:Ohio Marriage Register (09-0123) 1895.jpg
 
Image:Ohio Marriage Register (09-0123) 1895.jpg
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*Names of bride and groom  
 
*Names of bride and groom  
*Marriage date
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*Date and place where license issued
*Marriage place  
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*Date and place of marriage
*Birthplaces (starting about 1870)
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*Date marriage was recorded
*Ages (use this to calculate an exact birth date; later records listed a day and year of birth)
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*Name of officiator
*Name of parent or guardian if the individual was under the legal age (included in early records)
 
*Parents’ names, including the maiden name (included in later records, which were on preprinted forms)
 
*Name of the officiator  
 
*Names of witnesses if any
 
  
Later marriage records contain the following additional information:\
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*Beginning about 1870:  
 
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*Ages of bride and groom
*Township, county, and state of residence  
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*Bride and groom's place of residence  
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*Bride and groom's place of birth
 
*Occupation  
 
*Occupation  
*Title of the officiator  
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*Names of parents, including maiden name of mother
*Officiator’s residence
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*Names of witnesses, if any
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*Title of officiator
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes to marriages make it possible to access a specific marriage record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.  
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To begin your search it is helpful to know the name and some other identifying information such as a possible marriage date and place.
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==== Search the Collection by Name  ====
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To search the collection by name, fill in your ancestor’s name 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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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].
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==== Search the Collection By Browsing the Images  ====
  
When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:
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To search the collection using the browse function, follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the county<br>⇒Select the record type, year range, and volume which takes you to the images
  
*The county where the marriage occurred.  
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
*The name of the person at the time of marriage.
 
*The approximate marriage date.
 
*The marriage place.
 
*The name of the intended spouse.
 
  
Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the marriage records. Compare the information in the marriage record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.
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==== Using the Information  ====
  
When you have located your ancestor’s marriage record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example:
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.
  
 
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.  
 
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.  
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.  
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.  
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.  
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*Use the birth dates or ages along with the place listed to find the family in other records such as census, church, and land records.
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
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*Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as military records.  
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*Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
*Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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*The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.  
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==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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*Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as military records.*The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.  
 
*Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom, this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
 
*Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom, this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
 
*Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.  
 
*Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.  
*Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
 
 
Keep in mind:
 
 
 
*The information in marriage records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
 
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.  
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.  
*There is also some variation in the information given from one marriage record to another record.
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*There is also some variation in the information given from one marriage record to another record.
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*The facts that were current at the time of the marriage, such as marriage date, residence, and so on, were usually accurate, although some misinformation may have been given. Other facts that relied on a person’s memory, such as age or birthplace, were more likely to have been incorrect.
  
If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:
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==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Search for the marriage record of the marriage partner if known.  
 
*Search for the marriage record of the marriage partner if known.  
*Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.  
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*Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local historical and genealogical societies often have indexes to local records.  
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
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*Search the records of nearby counties.
  
 
For a summary of this information see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
For a summary of this information see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
  
== Record History ==
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==== General Information About Marriage Records ====
  
 
County marriage records have been kept from about the time the county was formed to the present. The marriages were recorded by clerks of the various courts. In Ohio the probate court usually recorded marriages, although the court of common pleas also recorded some early marriages. In 1949 the state assumed responsibility for recording marriages.  
 
County marriage records have been kept from about the time the county was formed to the present. The marriages were recorded by clerks of the various courts. In Ohio the probate court usually recorded marriages, although the court of common pleas also recorded some early marriages. In 1949 the state assumed responsibility for recording marriages.  
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Most marriages in a county were recorded. However, some religious groups may not have reported church marriages to civil authorities. General compliance with the civil registration process increased after civil registration began in 1949.  
 
Most marriages in a county were recorded. However, some religious groups may not have reported church marriages to civil authorities. General compliance with the civil registration process increased after civil registration began in 1949.  
  
=== Why this Record Was Created ===
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== Known Issues with This Collection ==
  
Ohio’s counties recorded marriages to safeguard the interests of the wife and other legal heirs.
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Ohio County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki 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.  
 
 
=== Record Reliability  ===
 
 
 
The facts that were current at the time of the marriage, such as marriage date, residence, and so on, were usually accurate, although some misinformation may have been given. Other facts that relied on a person’s memory, such as age or birthplace, were more likely to have been incorrect.<br>
 
 
 
== Known Issues with This Collection<br> ==
 
 
 
{{HR Known Issues}}Problem #1 - Most images in this collection can be accessed by all users, but others require a login.<br>Problem #2 - Images for certain dates are not available due to restrictions codes and Cutoff Dates. <br>Problem #3 - Some images were filmed half in positive and half in negative. <br>Problem #4 - Some images are missing or have been skipped.<br>Problem #5 - Some images are too large to load so it seems like the image is missing. <br>Problem #6 - This collection is not yet complete so some indexes/images are not available.
 
 
 
For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection, please read the attached [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/index.php?title=Ohio_County_Marriage_Records_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29/Known_Issues Wiki article]. If you encounter additional problems, feel free to report them at 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. <br>
 
  
 
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== Related Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/ohio/ Ohio Genealogy]
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*[http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/archlib/ Ohio Historical Society]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[Ohio Vital Records|Ohio Vital Records]]  
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*[[Ohio|Ohio]]<br>
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*[[Ohio Vital Records|Ohio Vital Records]]
  
 
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== 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.  
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When you copy information from a record, you should 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: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]  
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
  
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
*United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
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"Ohio Marriage Records". index and images,''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8PQ-8HY&nbsp;: accessed 19 Jul 2012), Robert Anderson and Sarah Jane Hagerman, 11 June 1861; citing Probate Judge of Van Wert County, Marriage records, FHL microfilm 1,015,859, Northwest Ohio-Great Lakes Research Center, Bowling Green.
*Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023
 
  
== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]
 
 
<!--bibdescbegin-->Ohio. Licking County Marriages, 1808-1951. Licking County Probate Court, Newark. <!--bibdescend-->
 
  
 
[[Category:Ohio|Vital]]
 
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Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1790 to 1950.

The collection consists of a name index and images of county marriage records within the state of Ohio, acquired from local courthouses. The records consist of:

  • Licenses
  • Certificates
  • Declarations
  • Affidavits
  • Loose documents
  • Abstracts
  • Licenses to perform marriages

The records are generally arranged by:

  • County, volume and date
  • License number
  • Page number

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

County Probate Courts. Ohio, county marriages. County courthouses in Ohio.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

County marriage records include the following genealogical information:

  • Names of bride and groom
  • Date and place where license issued
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Date marriage was recorded
  • Name of officiator
  • Beginning about 1870:
  • Ages of bride and groom
  • Bride and groom's place of residence
  • Bride and groom's place of birth
  • Occupation
  • Names of parents, including maiden name of mother
  • Names of witnesses, if any
  • Title of officiator

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the name and some other identifying information such as a possible marriage date and place.

Search the Collection by Name

To search the collection by name, fill in your ancestor’s name 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 video at FamilySearch Search Tips.

Search the Collection By Browsing the Images

To search the collection using the browse function, follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the county
⇒Select the record type, year range, and volume which takes you to the images

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.

  • Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the birth dates or ages along with the place listed to find the family in other records such as census, church, and land records.
  • Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as military records.*The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.
  • Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom, this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one marriage record to another record.
  • The facts that were current at the time of the marriage, such as marriage date, residence, and so on, were usually accurate, although some misinformation may have been given. Other facts that relied on a person’s memory, such as age or birthplace, were more likely to have been incorrect.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Search for the marriage record of the marriage partner if known.
  • Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local historical and genealogical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the records of nearby counties.

For a summary of this information see the wiki article: United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)

General Information About Marriage Records

County marriage records have been kept from about the time the county was formed to the present. The marriages were recorded by clerks of the various courts. In Ohio the probate court usually recorded marriages, although the court of common pleas also recorded some early marriages. In 1949 the state assumed responsibility for recording marriages.

Most marriages in a county were recorded. However, some religious groups may not have reported church marriages to civil authorities. General compliance with the civil registration process increased after civil registration began in 1949.

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 Wiki 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.

Related Web Sites

Related Wiki Articles

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 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 Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Ohio Marriage Records". index and images,FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8PQ-8HY : accessed 19 Jul 2012), Robert Anderson and Sarah Jane Hagerman, 11 June 1861; citing Probate Judge of Van Wert County, Marriage records, FHL microfilm 1,015,859, Northwest Ohio-Great Lakes Research Center, Bowling Green.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections