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| FS_URL_04 =[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bsubject_id%3A464427 FamilySearch library Catalog]
 
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== What is in the Collection? ==
 
== What is in the Collection? ==
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This index is an electronic index for the years 1809 to 1992. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the [[International Genealogical Index (IGI) (FamilySearch Historical Records) |International Genealogical Index]] or Vital Records Index collections.
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
  
This index is an electronic index for the years 1809 to 1992. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the [[International Genealogical Index (IGI) (FamilySearch Historical Records) |International Genealogical Index]] or Vital Records Index collections.
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The following information is found in these records:
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*Name and spouse’s name
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*Event Date
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*Event Place
  
 
==Collection Content==
 
==Collection Content==
 
=== Coverage Table and Map ===
 
=== Coverage Table and Map ===
 
 
A  '''coverage table''' for this collection is available in the wiki article [[Iowa Marriages, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]. <br><br>
 
A  '''coverage table''' for this collection is available in the wiki article [[Iowa Marriages, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]. <br><br>
 
To see a '''coverage map''' of FamilySearch's holdings of Iowa marriages, click [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/IA_FRM.html here]. <br>
 
To see a '''coverage map''' of FamilySearch's holdings of Iowa marriages, click [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/IA_FRM.html here]. <br>
 
==What Can this Collection Tell Me?==
 
 
Most records in this collection include the following information:
 
*Name
 
*Name of spouse
 
*Event date and place
 
 
Some records may contain the following:
 
*Birth dates and places
 
*Ages
 
*Parents' names
 
*Race
 
*Marital status
 
 
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Examples of indexed records:
 
Examples of indexed records:
  
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
 
== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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*Name of the person
*The name of your ancestor.
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*The name of a parent or date of the event
*The approximate date of the marriage.
 
*The place where the marriage occurred.
 
*The name of the intended spouse.
 
*The names of the parents.
 
  
'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674842?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''<br>
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=== Search the Index ===
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
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Keep in mind:
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.  
 
*Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
 
*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
 
*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
 
  
For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Marriages Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
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===I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?===
When you have located your ancestor’s marriage record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.
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*Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later. 
 
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*Use the age or estimated birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and death records.
===I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?===
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*Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records.  
 
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*Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses.  Witnesses were usually family members.
* Search for additional marriages of other relatives
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family. 
* Search for birth and death records for your ancestors
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*[[Iowa Church Records| Church Records]] were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
* Search for land and probate records.
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
  
 
===I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?===
 
===I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?===
 
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*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.  
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county.  
*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.  
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*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well.
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*Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.
  
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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== Citing this Collection ==
 
== Citing this Collection ==
 
 
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
 
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
  
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
 
== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
 
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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Location of Iowa
Record Description
Record Type Marriage Index
Collection years 1809-1992
FamilySearch Resources
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What is in the Collection?[edit | edit source]

This index is an electronic index for the years 1809 to 1992. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information is found in these records:

  • Name and spouse’s name
  • Event Date
  • Event Place

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table and Map[edit | edit source]

A coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article Iowa Marriages, Coverage Table - FamilySearch Historical Records.

To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Iowa marriages, click here.

Examples of indexed records:

Jessie E. Smith mentioned in the record of James G. King and Jessie E. Smith
Name James G. King
Birth Date 1874
Age 25
Spouse's Name Jessie E. Smith
Spouse's Birth Date 1880
Spouse's Age 19
Event Date 02 May 1899
Event Place Le Mars, First Methodist Episcopal Church, Plymouth, Iowa


Paul Damien Smith mentioned in the record of Paul Damien Smith and Norma Johnson
Name Paul Damien Smith
Birth Date 18 Jun1925
Birthplace Ia.
Spouse's Name Norma Johnson
Event Date 31 May 1950
Event Place Laurens, Iowa
Father's Name Albert Smith
Mother's Name Mary McKenna

How Do I Search the Collection?[edit | edit source]

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • The name of a parent or date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches


How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

===I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?===
  • Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and death records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses. Witnesses were usually family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county.
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.

Known Issues with This Collection[edit | edit source]

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Citing this Collection[edit | edit source]

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.



Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992.


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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Historical Records/Guidelines for Articles.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.