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== What is in This Collection? ==
== What is in the Collection? ==
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This collection is an 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]].
 
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=== Image Visibility ===
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? ==
==Collection Content==
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The following information may be found in these records:
=== Coverage Table and Map ===
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*The name of the bride or groom
 
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*The date of marriage
'''coverage table''' for this collection is available in the wiki article [[Iowa Marriages, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]. <br><br>
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*The place of marriage
To see a '''coverage map''' of FamilySearch's holdings of Iowa marriages, click [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/IA_FRM.html here]. <br>
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== Collection Content ==
 
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=== Coverage Table ===
==What Can this Collection Tell Me?==
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A  coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article [[Iowa Marriages, Coverage Table - FamilySearch Historical Records]].
 
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
Most records in this collection include the following information:
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Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
*Name
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*The names of the bride and groom
*Name of spouse
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*The date and place of the event
*Event date and place
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=== Search the Index ===
 
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{{Search Collection Link | CID=CID1674842 }}
Some records may contain the following:
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
*Birth dates and places
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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. Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
*Ages
 
*Parents' names
 
*Race
 
*Marital status
 
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Examples of indexed records:
 
 
 
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240);" | '''Jessie E. Smith'''
 
| align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240);" | '''mentioned in the record of James G. King and Jessie E. Smith'''
 
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|Name
 
|James G. King
 
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|Birth Date
 
|1874
 
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|Age
 
|25
 
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|Spouse's Name
 
|Jessie E. Smith
 
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|Spouse's Birth Date
 
|1880
 
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|Spouse's Age
 
|19
 
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|Event Date
 
|02 May 1899
 
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|Event Place
 
|Le Mars, First Methodist Episcopal Church, Plymouth, Iowa
 
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240);" | '''Paul Damien Smith'''
 
| align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240);" | '''mentioned in the record of Paul Damien Smith and Norma Johnson'''
 
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|Name
 
|Paul Damien Smith
 
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|Birth Date
 
|18 Jun1925
 
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|Birthplace
 
|Ia.
 
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|Spouse's Name
 
|Norma Johnson
 
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|Event Date
 
|31 May 1950
 
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|Event Place
 
|Laurens, Iowa
 
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|Father's Name
 
|Albert Smith
 
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|Mother's Name
 
|Mary McKenna
 
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
 
 
 
To begin your search it is helpful to know:
 
*The name of your ancestor.
 
*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>
 
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.
 
 
 
Keep in mind:
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
 
*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)]].
 
 
 
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Add any new information to your records
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*Use the age or estimated birth date to find other vital records such as birth, and death
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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 census records
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*Witnesses to marriages were often family members
  
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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=== I Can’t Find the Person 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
===I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?===
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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 
 
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*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
* Search for additional marriages of other relatives
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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
* Search for birth and death records for your ancestors
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=== Research Helps ===
* Search for land and probate records.
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[Iowa, United States Genealogy|Iowa]].
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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* [[GuidedResearch:Iowa|Iowa Guided Research]]
 
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* [[Iowa Record Finder]]
===I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?===
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* [[Iowa Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
 
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* [[Step-by-Step Iowa Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
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== Citing This Collection ==
*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
*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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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Iowa-Marriages-1809-1992-known-issues&lang=en article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org 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 ==
 
 
 
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''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Iowa, Marriages, 1809-1992." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.}}<br><br>
 
 
 
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Revision as of 15:24, 13 August 2020

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Where significant issues with the data have been identified, a Known Issues Wiki article has been created. See the table of contents of this article to see if one is available.
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection is an 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.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible FamilySearch makes images and indexes available for all users. However, rights to view these data are limited by contract and subject to change. Because of this there may be limitations on where and how images and indexes are available or who can see them. Please be aware some collections consist only of partial information indexed from the records and do not contain any images.

For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

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

The following information may be found in these records:

  • The name of the bride or groom
  • The date of marriage
  • The place of marriage

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

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

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The names of the bride and groom
  • The date and place 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. Keep track of your research in a research log.

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

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find other vital records such as birth, and death
  • 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 census records
  • Witnesses to marriages were often family members

I Can’t Find the Person 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

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Iowa.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.

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.