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== Record Description  ==
 
  
This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:
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== What Is in This Collection? ==
  
*Family Records  
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This index is an electronic index for the years 1837 to 1973. 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.
*Church Records  
 
*Civil Registration
 
  
This index is not complete for any particular place or region.
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=== Record Content  ===
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
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Many marriages recorded in the South, are separated by race in volumes, books, or registers. Be sure to check to determine if you have the right set of marriage records.
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While earlier records are usually less complete, information found in marriage records usually include:
  
The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:
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*Names of the groom, bride, and officiator. The bride’s surname at the time of marriage is her maiden name, unless she was previously married. Records may include names of parents or guardians, especially in later records. Names of witnesses are also often given.
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*Date of the marriage or license
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*Birth dates and places of the bride and groom (in later records)
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*Residences of the bride and groom
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*Occupation of the groom (frequently)
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*Name of the officiator, either a Minister (MG) or a Justice of the Peace (JP)
  
*Name of the bride and groom
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== Collection Content  ==
*Names of the parents
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=== Coverage Map  ===
*Marriage date
 
*Marriage place
 
*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
 
  
== Coverage Table  ==
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To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/TX_FRM.html Texas marriages, click here].
  
This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
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You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
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*Name of the person
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*The location or date of the event
  
Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by state.  
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=== Search the Index ===
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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.
  
As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.  
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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.  
  
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*Use the age or estimated birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records. (Make sure that if it’s a marriage article, you take the word marriage out, if it’s a birth article, take the word birth out, etc.)
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*Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses.  Witnesses were usually family members.
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| Anderson
 
| 114
 
| 16,875
 
| 7,186
 
|-
 
| Bedford
 
| 0
 
| 28,017
 
| 8,735
 
|-
 
| Benton
 
| 2,322
 
| 11,636
 
| 3,511
 
|-
 
| Bledsoe
 
| 0
 
| 1,095
 
| 1,358
 
|-
 
| Blount
 
| 1,216
 
| 34,889
 
| 11,540
 
|-
 
| Bradley
 
| 179
 
| 9,173
 
| 11,079
 
|-
 
| Campbell
 
| 0
 
| 9,538
 
| 6,223
 
|-
 
| Cannon
 
| 136
 
| 5,284
 
| 3,097
 
|-
 
| Carroll
 
| 2,962
 
| 11,368
 
| 8,321
 
|-
 
| Carter
 
| 2,806
 
| 6,284
 
| 9,072
 
|-
 
| Cheatham
 
| 726
 
| 2,730
 
| 2,130
 
|-
 
| Chester
 
| 0
 
| 3,211
 
| 2,747
 
|-
 
| Claiborne
 
| 0
 
| 14,637
 
| 3,896
 
|-
 
| Clay
 
| 0
 
| 4,662
 
| 1,979
 
|-
 
| Cocke
 
| 0
 
| 6,067
 
| 8,477
 
|-
 
| Coffee
 
| 126
 
| 17,480
 
| 6,302
 
|-
 
| Crockett
 
| 0
 
| 7,818
 
| 5,975
 
|-
 
| Cumberland
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 2,449
 
|-
 
| Davidson
 
| 26,841
 
| 193,992
 
| 198,397
 
|-
 
| Decatur
 
| 278
 
| 4,864
 
| 372
 
|-
 
| DeKalb
 
| 0
 
| 13,012
 
| 7,147
 
|-
 
| Dickson
 
| 0
 
| 13,739
 
| 6,911
 
|-
 
| Dyer
 
| 0
 
| 19,735
 
| 11,736
 
|-
 
| Fayette
 
| 161
 
| 19,647
 
| 10,880
 
|-
 
| Fentress
 
| 0
 
| 852
 
| 1,299
 
|-
 
| Franklin
 
| 2,417
 
| 32,549
 
| 7,607
 
|-
 
| Gibson
 
| 4,133
 
| 36,202
 
| 17,480
 
|-
 
| Giles
 
| 0
 
| 21,661
 
| 9,920
 
|-
 
| Grainger
 
| 973
 
| 16,942
 
| 4,538
 
|-
 
| Greene
 
| 15,624
 
| 14,616
 
| 20,897
 
|-
 
| Grundy
 
| 0
 
| 7,800
 
| 1,932
 
|-
 
| Hamblen
 
| 0
 
| 6,821
 
| 7,579
 
|-
 
| Hamilton
 
| 5,721
 
| 39,270
 
| 92,013
 
|-
 
| Hancock
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 2,306
 
|-
 
| Hardeman
 
| 3,999
 
| 21,853
 
| 12,098
 
|-
 
| Hardin
 
| 0
 
| 11,041
 
| 3,709
 
|-
 
| Hawkins
 
| 0
 
| 10,980
 
| 5,709
 
|-
 
| Haywood
 
| 1,962
 
| 11,221
 
| 11,887
 
|-
 
| Henderson
 
| 0
 
| 3,783
 
| 5,379
 
|-
 
| Henry
 
| 11,363
 
| 28,949
 
| 9,744
 
|-
 
| Hickman
 
| 0
 
| 6,726
 
| 2,783
 
|-
 
| Houston
 
| 0
 
| 6,537
 
| 1,354
 
|-
 
| Humphreys
 
| 0
 
| 6,601
 
| 3,408
 
|-
 
| Jackson
 
| 0
 
| 5,237
 
| 5,702
 
|-
 
| Jefferson
 
| 572
 
| 15,561
 
| 6,236
 
|-
 
| Johnson
 
| 0
 
| 9,875
 
| 3,143
 
|-
 
| Knox
 
| 11,662
 
| 63,587
 
| 80,056
 
|-
 
| Lake
 
| 0
 
| 3,603
 
| 2,891
 
|-
 
| Lauderdale
 
| 0
 
| 18,591
 
| 8,014
 
|-
 
| Lawrence
 
| 1,389
 
| 18,827
 
| 8,157
 
|-
 
| Lewis
 
| 591
 
| 5,204
 
| 1,728
 
|-
 
| Lincoln
 
| 764
 
| 13,169
 
| 9,430
 
|-
 
| Loudon
 
| 6,381
 
| 8,948
 
| 8,383
 
|-
 
| Macon
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 4,517
 
|-
 
| Madison
 
| 0
 
| 38,410
 
| 28,802
 
|-
 
| Marion
 
| 124
 
| 3,549
 
| 4,532
 
|-
 
| Marshall
 
| 0
 
| 13,819
 
| 6,885
 
|-
 
| Maury
 
| 259
 
| 47,281
 
| 16,480
 
|-
 
| McMinn
 
| 0
 
| 13,575
 
| 10,047
 
|-
 
| McNairy
 
| 0
 
| 12,703
 
| 4,897
 
|-
 
| Meigs
 
| 682
 
| 9,909
 
| 1,382
 
|-
 
| Monroe
 
| 1,766
 
| 15,290
 
| 6,899
 
|-
 
| Montgomery
 
| 0
 
| 41,699
 
| 14,133
 
|-
 
| Moore
 
| 502
 
| 4,674
 
| 1,588
 
|-
 
| Morgan
 
| 967
 
| 6,098
 
| 3,883
 
|-
 
| Obion
 
| 0
 
| 17,650
 
| 11,280
 
|-
 
| Overton
 
| 0
 
| 9,745
 
| 4,273
 
|-
 
| Perry
 
| 1,999
 
| 17,108
 
| 2,289
 
|-
 
| Pickett
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 835
 
|-
 
| Polk
 
| 0
 
| 4,020
 
| 3,494
 
|-
 
| Putnam
 
| 0
 
| 7,704
 
| 6,932
 
|-
 
| Rhea
 
| 0
 
| 18,499
 
| 5,257
 
|-
 
| Roane
 
| 0
 
| 27,838
 
| 11,230
 
|-
 
| Robertson
 
| 1,373
 
| 29,418
 
| 10,485
 
|-
 
| Rutherford
 
| 12,512
 
| 45,191
 
| 15,407
 
|-
 
| Scott
 
| 0
 
| 8,252
 
| 3,168
 
|-
 
| Sequatchie
 
| 367
 
| 2,856
 
| 1,017
 
|-
 
| Sevier
 
| 0
 
| 12,819
 
| 6,846
 
|-
 
| Shelby
 
| 0
 
| 13,345
 
| 199,786
 
|-
 
| Smith
 
| 2,022
 
| 41,756
 
| 6,325
 
|-
 
| Stewart
 
| 1,822
 
| 12,891
 
| 4,153
 
|-
 
| Sullivan
 
| 217
 
| 21,506
 
| 18,246
 
|-
 
| Sumner
 
| 288
 
| 25,246
 
| 9,996
 
|-
 
| Tennessee
 
| 71,118
 
| 39,613
 
| 30,141
 
|-
 
| Tipton
 
| 0
 
| 25,494
 
| 8,136
 
|-
 
| Trousdale
 
| 0
 
| 393
 
| 1,949
 
|-
 
| Unicoi
 
| 0
 
| 2,448
 
| 3,729
 
|-
 
| Union
 
| 0
 
| 4,201
 
| 2,586
 
|-
 
| Van Buren
 
| 0
 
| 2,929
 
| 429
 
|-
 
| Warren
 
| 869
 
| 11,824
 
| 7,065
 
|-
 
| Washington
 
| 0
 
| 47,059
 
| 21,746
 
|-
 
| Wayne
 
| 841
 
| 9,916
 
| 2,962
 
|-
 
| Weakley
 
| 0
 
| 23,202
 
| 11,113
 
|-
 
| White
 
| 636
 
| 12,972
 
| 5,243
 
|-
 
| Williamson
 
| 139
 
| 32,108
 
| 7,560
 
|-
 
| Wilson
 
| 1,417
 
| 31,499
 
| 9,649
 
|-
 
| Total
 
| 211,072
 
| 1,691,768
 
| 1,232,274
 
|}
 
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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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.
 +
*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.
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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. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.
  
Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.
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== Citing This Collection ==
  
=== Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection  ===
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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.
  
Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:
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;Collection Citation:
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"Texas Marriages, 1837-1973." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 19 July 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
  
*[[IGI]]
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{{Record_Citation}}
*[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]
 
*[[IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America]]
 
  
If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=film_number Family History Library Catalog].
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== Record History  ==
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
 
 
For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This is an index of some marriages throughout Texas. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.
 
 
 
=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
 
 
 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored this index to help individuals find information about their ancestors.
 
 
 
=== Record Reliability  ===
 
 
 
Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Texas.
 
 
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
[[Texas Vital Records|Texas Vital Records]]
 
 
 
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
 
  
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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When you copy information from the 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 do 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 in found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
 
 
 
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
 
 
 
"Texas Marriages, 1837-1973." index, ''FamilySearch'' ([https://familysearch.org https://familysearch.org]): accessed 7 April 2011. entry for Randolph Schultze and Sophia Richiing, married 26 April 1886; citing Marriage Records, FHL microfilm 1,010,677; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
 
 
 
== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
 
 
 
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Collection years 1837-1973
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What Is in This Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1837 to 1973. 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.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Texas Marriages, 1837-1973.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Many marriages recorded in the South, are separated by race in volumes, books, or registers. Be sure to check to determine if you have the right set of marriage records. While earlier records are usually less complete, information found in marriage records usually include:

  • Names of the groom, bride, and officiator. The bride’s surname at the time of marriage is her maiden name, unless she was previously married. Records may include names of parents or guardians, especially in later records. Names of witnesses are also often given.
  • Date of the marriage or license
  • Birth dates and places of the bride and groom (in later records)
  • Residences of the bride and groom
  • Occupation of the groom (frequently)
  • Name of the officiator, either a Minister (MG) or a Justice of the Peace (JP)

Collection Content

Coverage Map

To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Texas marriages, click here.

How Do I Search This Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • The location or date of the event

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.

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?

  • Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records. (Make sure that if it’s a marriage article, you take the word marriage out, if it’s a birth article, take the word birth out, etc.)
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses. Witnesses were usually family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

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. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.

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

"Texas Marriages, 1837-1973." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 19 July 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

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

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