Wisconsin, Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)
|This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.|
Access the records: Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997 .
The collection consists of an index to marriages from the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services in Madison. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.
The index includes the following information:
- 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
- Reference ID - Page/Volume/Entry/Certificate Number
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:
- The names of the bride and groom
- The marriage place
- The 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. 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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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 Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.
Citation Example for Records in This Collection
"Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997: index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 10 February 2012). entry for Terry Scott Engelson and Kimberly Ann Kelsey, married 27 October 1990; citing Marriage Records, certificate number 033,327; Ancestry.com, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
Citation for This Collection
The following citation explains the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records:
"Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997." FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org). Index provided by Ancestry.com. Salt Lake City, Utah.
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article; Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections