Michigan, County Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records/Known Issues

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Note[edit | edit source]

NOTE: Most missing records are available on microfilm. To view films, see Finding a family history center near you (54018).

NOTE: The correct spelling for the browse paths below should be “affidavits”:

  • Berrien > Marriage affadavits, a total of 69 waypoints misspelled.
  • Jackson > Marriage affadavits, 1899, v. 2.
  • St Joseph > Marriage affadavits, 1926.
  • Wayne > Marriage affadavits, a total of 17 waypoints misspelled.

Known Issues[edit | edit source]

Question 1[edit | edit source]

Question 1: Some records are missing. Where can the records be viewed?
Answer 1: See answers below for information about known missing records and respective film numbers, if available, or alternate online location:

  • Mackinac county records are not online. The films can be found in the Catalog by using the keyword search Michigan Mackinac Marriages

Question 2[edit | edit source]

Question 2: The Event Type and Year Range (waypoint) title does not properly reflect the actual digital record content. How can I determine what digital records are likely to be found within a collection?
Answer 2: The list of known waypoint discrepancies describes the event type or year range existing in the collection:

  • Wayne > Marriage indexes, 1867-1873, v. G contains both the index and the marriage certificates The index is found on images 1 through 50; the corresponding certificates are found starting with image 51.
  • Berrien > Marriage affidavits, 1915, v.1 and v.2 are transposed. Records from January 1 – June 23 are located in Berrien > Marriage affadavits 1915 v. 2, and records from June 23- December 31 are located in Berrien > Marriage affadavits 1915 v. 1.

Question 3[edit | edit source]

Question 3: When trying to view records from the record detail page, the image viewer displays no waypoints or navigation icons. How can I view the records?
Answer 3: Certain restricted films include images that are beyond the 75 year cut-off date for displaying marriage records. As a result, the indexed records are viewable, but without browse capability for the entire film or the second page of a record. The second image can be viewed if the mother was indexed and the search criteria includes the mother’s maiden name. If a particular film is not available online when browsing by county, then the film is available to order.