Idaho Marriage Index - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Idaho Marriage Index, 1947-1961
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|Flag of Idaho|
|Location of Idaho|
|Record Type||Marriage Index|
|Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Boise|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing this Collection
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
The collection consists of an index to marriages created by the Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, covering marriages filed between May 1, 1947 and December 31, 1961.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Marriage date
- Marriage place
- Spouse's Name
- Certificate Number
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
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 name of a parent or date of the event
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- 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]
If these are indexes, the original records may contain additional information than was not indexed, or the information might have been indexed incorrectly. You may want to search for the original record at the Idaho Marriages.
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation below in the Citing This Collection section
- Use the age or estimated birth date to find other county or Idaho Vital Records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records
- Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in United States Census Records
- Search the state censuses as well
- Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family
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 a nearby locality
- 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
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Idaho.
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.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.