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Marriage Records on FamilySearch.org - Part 3

Article Date: 
25 April, 2014 (All day)

FamilySearch.org is a treasure trove for those searching for marriage records. Check out the following resources:
Historical Record Collections
FamilySearch is home to more than 1,700 historical record collections 1,700 historical record collections from more than 60 countries. These records are captured from both 2.4 million records stored in the Granite Mountain Record Vault and from archives and repositories throughout the world. Included among those collections are:
•FamilySearch has more than 170 marriage record collections.
•FamilySearch has more than 220 church record collections.
Consider the following when using the Historical Record Collections for marriages
•Because marriages in the United States are recorded by town and county clerks, finding a marriage record in an unexpected location has often been difficult in the past. FamilySearch has focused on digitizing all of the marriage records held on microfilm in the vault. The resulting historical record collections are statewide indexes. You can even use these online marriage indexes to find ancestors who may have married across state lines.
•Some of the historical record collections are extracted record sets originally found in Vital Record Indexes and the International Genealogical Index. These record sets may be compiled from only civil records, from only church records, or from both. These extracted indexes are usually incomplete and don’t include images. Use the referenced microfilm number and the Family History Library Catalog to locate the original images.
Access the Historical Record Collections by clicking Search > Records from the FamilySearch.org home page. To view a list of record collections, click Browse all Published Collections
FamilySearch Catalog
The FamilySearch Catalog is the key to finding and using the vast resources of FamilySearch, including marriage records. In addition to the online collections, FamilySearch holds more than 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical records, 727,000 microfiche, 356,000 books, and many other records from countries around the world. And with the recent partnership between FamilySearch and WorldCat, resources owned by FamilySearch can now be found at a library or archive near you.
Access the FamilySearch Catalog by clicking Search > Catalog from the FamilySearch.org home page.
FamilySearch Research Wiki
The FamilySearch Research Wiki (click Search > Wiki from FamilySearch.org) contains a number of articles about marriage laws, records, and traditions from countries around the world that have been written and contributed to by the genealogical community. Use the following tips to locate marriage records
•[country] Civil Registration – Search for Civil Registration by using [country] Civil Registration
•[state or province] Vital Records – Search for Vital Records in the United States or Canada
•How to Find United States Marriage Records – Learn how to find marriage records in the United States
Access the Research Wiki by clicking Search >Wiki from the FamilySearch.org home page.