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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:
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== What is in This Collection? ==
  
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This collection consists of index and images of county marriage records within the state of Ohio, acquired from local courthouses. The records consist of:
 
*Licenses  
 
*Licenses  
 
*Certificates  
 
*Certificates  
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*Loose documents  
 
*Loose documents  
 
*Abstracts  
 
*Abstracts  
*Liscenses to perform marriages
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*Licenses to perform marriages
  
 
The records are generally arranged by:  
 
The records are generally arranged by:  
 
 
*County, volume and date  
 
*County, volume and date  
 
*License number  
 
*License number  
 
*Page number
 
*Page number
  
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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There is a name index to marriage records from the state of Ohio. Microfilm copies of some of these records are available at the Family History Library and some FamilySearch 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. Images containing social security numbers of living individuals are restricted and are not displayed. European Union member-country passports were sometimes photocopied and included with marriage license documents and are restricted. Images within the same digital folder as a restricted image are also unavailable.
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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===To Browse 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.
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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  ==
 
 
 
<gallery caption="Ohio Marriage Record Examples" widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
 
Image:Ohio Marriage Register (09-0123) 1817.jpg
 
Image:Ohio Marriage Register (09-0123) 1895.jpg
 
Image:Ohio Marriage Abstracts (11-0494) DGS 5261978 49.jpg
 
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County marriage records include the following genealogical information:  
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
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The following information may be found in these records:
  
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'''Marriage'''
 
*Names of bride and groom  
 
*Names of bride and groom  
 
*Date and place where license issued  
 
*Date and place where license issued  
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*Date marriage was recorded  
 
*Date marriage was recorded  
 
*Name of officiator
 
*Name of officiator
 
*Beginning about 1870:
 
 
*Ages of bride and groom  
 
*Ages of bride and groom  
 
*Bride and groom's place of residence  
 
*Bride and groom's place of residence  
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*Title of officiator
 
*Title of officiator
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Images ===
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<gallery caption="Ohio Marriage Record Examples" widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
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Image:Ohio Marriage Register (09-0123) 1817.jpg|1817 Marriage Record
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Image:Ohio Marriage Register (09-0123) 1895.jpg|1905 Marriage License with the Certificate
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Image:Ohio Marriage Abstracts (11-0494) DGS 5261978 49.jpg|1949 Marriage Abstract
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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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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.  
  
==== Search the Collection by Name  ====
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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.
  
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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=== Coverage Map ===
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A coverage map of cut-off dates for marriages in Ohio County is found at [[Ohio County Marriages Restriction Dates]].
  
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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== 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 the bride or groom
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*The date and location of the marriage
  
==== Search the Collection By Browsing the Images ====
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=== Search the Index ===
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the
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'''{{RecordSearch|1614804|Browse Page|access=browse}}''':<br>
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# Select the '''County'''
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# Select  the ''' Record Type, Year Range and Volume''' to view the images.<br>
  
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
 
  
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.  
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1614804 Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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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.
  
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.  
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
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Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Look at the actual image of the record, if you can, to verify the information and to find additional information.  
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
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===I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?===
*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.
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*Search for other vital records such as birth and death
*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.
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*Use the information found in the record to find immigration and probate records
 
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*Use the information in each record to find additional family members in the census records
*Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
 
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*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
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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 town or county 
 
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*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
*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.
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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, or even initials
*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.
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*Consult the [[Ohio Record Finder]] to find other records
*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)|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  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
{{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.
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*[[Ohio Vital Records|Ohio Vital Records]]
 
  
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;Collection Citation:"Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013." Database with images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 28 August 2018. County courthouses, Ohio.
  
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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.
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Ohio, United States
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Location of Ohio
Record Description
Record Type Marriage Records
Collection years 1789-2013
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites


What is in This Collection?

This collection consists of 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

There is a name index to marriage records from the state of Ohio. Microfilm copies of some of these records are available at the Family History Library and some FamilySearch 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. Images containing social security numbers of living individuals are restricted and are not displayed. European Union member-country passports were sometimes photocopied and included with marriage license documents and are restricted. Images within the same digital folder as a restricted image are also unavailable.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Ohio County Marriages, 1789-2013.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Marriage

  • Names of bride and groom
  • Date and place where license issued
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Date marriage was recorded
  • Name of officiator
  • 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

Collection Content

Sample Images

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.

Coverage Map

A coverage map of cut-off dates for marriages in Ohio County is found at Ohio County Marriages Restriction Dates.

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the bride or groom
  • The date and location of the marriage

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

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the County
  2. Select the Record Type, Year Range and Volume to view the images.


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.

What Do I Do Next?

Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Look at the actual image of the record, if you can, to verify the information and to find additional information.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Search for other vital records such as birth and death
  • Use the information found in the record to find immigration and probate records
  • Use the information in each record to find additional family members in the census records

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

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials
  • Consult the Ohio Record Finder to find other records

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, plea se 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
"Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 28 August 2018. County courthouses, Ohio.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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