Georgia Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records/Known Issues

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Known Issues[edit | edit source]

Question 1[edit | edit source]

Question 1: When searching for marriages in Crawford County, Georgia, I cannot find any search result with just the marriage event place: Crawford. Where are the Crawford County, Georgia marriages?
Answer 1: The Crawford County, Georgia marriages can be found by searching by Batch Number: M71261-1. Please note that the reference to marriage event place of "Ouachita, Arkansas" is incorrect. A review of Film 417016: Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Crawford County) Marriages and index, 1823-1943 confirms that the marriage place is actually Crawford County, Georgia.

Question 2[edit | edit source]

Question 2: There seem to be records in this collection with marriage dates outside the parameters of the title description. Can you explain that?
Answer 2: There appears to be more than one issue here:

  • There are 106 entries that are later than the 1967 date. These appear to be mostly transcription errors. Although according to the title description on the homepage of the collection – “the year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later”.
  • There are marriage records in the collection that are outside the year range of the collection in the Jones Chapel church records in Madison, Georgia. Many of these marriages can be found in other collections with the correct marriage location given, by doing a general search.

Question 3[edit | edit source]

Question 3: Records from Film 175290 and Batch M71306-2 are all German names. Are these records really from Henry County, Georgia?
Answer 3: These marriage records are from Evangelisch, Hoerste Halle, Westfalen, Prussia and are correctly indexed under Batch Number:M96714-3, Film Number:473567. You will have to view Film 175290 Marriages (white and colored) 1851-1885, Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Henry County).