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== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description  ==
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The collection consists of an index to marriages from the Tennessee State Library and Archives. The index is provided by Ancestry.com. This collection indexes records from 1780 to 2002.
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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 index covers the years 1780 to 2002.  
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{{Collection citation | text= "Tennessee, State Marriage Index, 1780-2002." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing "Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002." <i>Ancestry.com</i>. www.ancestry.com : 2008.}}
  
== Record Description  ==
 
  
The collection consists of an index to marriages from the Tennessee State Library and Archives. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.  
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[[Tennessee State Marriage Index (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  ==
  
The index includes the following information:  
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The index may include the following information:  
  
 
*Name of bride and groom  
 
*Name of bride and groom  
*Bride's parents
 
*Groom's parents
 
*Ages of bride and groom
 
*Calculated birthdates for the bride and groom
 
 
*Marriage date and place  
 
*Marriage date and place  
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*Name of spouse (May only list surname)
 
*Reference ID - Page/Volume/Entry/Certificate Number
 
*Reference ID - Page/Volume/Entry/Certificate Number
  
 
== 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 record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
 
  
 
When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:  
 
When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:  
  
*Names of the bride and groom
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*Names of the bride and groom  
*Marriage place
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*Marriage place  
 
*Marriage date
 
*Marriage date
  
Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestor in the marriage records from [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1619127 Tennessee]. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if this is the correct marriage. You may need to compare the information of more than one marriage to make this determination.
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==== Search the Collection  ====
  
== Record History  ==
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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.
  
The index is an affiliate index created by Ancestry.com. It was provided to FamilySearch as part of a data swap.  
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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].  
  
=== Why the Record Was Created ===
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==== Using the Information ====
  
The index was created to profide easy access to specific marriage records.  
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Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestor in the marriage records from [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1619127 Tennessee]. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if this is the correct marriage. You may need to compare the information of more than one marriage to make this determination.  
 
 
=== Record Reliability  ===
 
 
 
The index is very reliable.
 
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/Collections.htm Tennessee State&nbsp;Library and Archives&nbsp;]  
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*[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/Collections.htm Tennessee State&nbsp;Library and Archives&nbsp;]  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2099 Tennessee Marriages to 1825] at Ancestry ($).
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1169 Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002] at Ancestry ($).
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4125 Tennessee Marriages, 1851-1900] at Ancestry ($).
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3186 Tennessee Marriage and Bible Records] at Ancestry ($).
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[Tennessee County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Tennessee County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Tennessee]]
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*[[Tennessee County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Tennessee County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Tennessee Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Tennessee Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Tennessee Vital Records|Tennessee Vital Records]]
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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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.  
 
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 Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records 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  ====
 
 
 
*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
 
*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
 
  
== Sources of information for This Collection  ==
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
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"Tennessee, State Marriage Index, 1780-2002," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 3 April 2012), Thomas William Moody and Lillie Dean Hamilton, 6 August 1988: citing Marriage Records; Ancestry.com, Salt Lake City, Utah.  
  
 
[[Category:Tennessee|Vital Records]]
 
[[Category:Tennessee|Vital Records]]

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Record Description

The collection consists of an index to marriages from the Tennessee State Library and Archives. The index is provided by Ancestry.com. This collection indexes records from 1780 to 2002.

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.

"Tennessee, State Marriage Index, 1780-2002." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing "Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002." Ancestry.com. www.ancestry.com : 2008.


Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The index may include the following information:

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Marriage date and place
  • Name of spouse (May only list surname)
  • Reference ID - Page/Volume/Entry/Certificate Number

How to Use the Record

When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:

  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Marriage place
  • Marriage date

Search the Collection

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.

Using the Information

Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestor in the marriage records from Tennessee. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if this is the correct marriage. You may need to compare the information of more than one marriage to make this determination.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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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

"Tennessee, State Marriage Index, 1780-2002," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 3 April 2012), Thomas William Moody and Lillie Dean Hamilton, 6 August 1988: citing Marriage Records; Ancestry.com, Salt Lake City, Utah.