Virginia Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Access the records: Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940 .
- 1 Collection Time Period
- 2 Record Description
- 3 Coverage Table
- 4 How to Use the Record
- 5 Record History
- 6 Related Web Sites
- 7 Related Wiki Articles
- 8 Sources of Information for This Collection
- 9 Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
- 10 Sources of Information for This Collection
Collection Time Period
This index covers events from 1785 through 1940.
This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:
- Family Records
- Church Records
- Civil Registration
This index is not complete for any particular place or region
The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:
- Name of the bride and groom
- Names of the parents
- Marriage date
- Marriage place
- Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
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.
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.
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.
|Locality||Births and Christenings, 1853-1917||Marriages, 1785-1940||Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912|
|Buena Vista (city)||315||1,404||0|
|Falls Church (city)||0||531||0|
|Isle of Wight||14,949||16,234||6,310|
|King and Queen||0||4,624||5,969|
|Newport News (city)||0||1,995||0|
|Virginia Beach (city)||224||0||0|
How to Use the Record
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.
Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection
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:
If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the Family History Library Catalog.
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 Virginia. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.
Why This Record Was Created
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored this index to help individuals find information about their ancestors.
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 Virginia.
Related Web Sites
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Related Wiki Articles
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Sources of Information for This Collection
"Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
When you copy information from the record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find th 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
Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection
"Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940." index and images, FamilySearch (): accessed 8 April 2011. entry for John E. Marhall and Virginia Chilton, married 23 April 1891; citing Marriage Records, FHL microfilm 0,030,597; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
Sources of Information for This Collection
"Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940,"index, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.