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| FS_URL_05 =[[California Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Coverage Map ===
== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
To begin your search it is helpful to know at least one of the following:
*The name of the bride or groom *The approximate marriage date *The location where the event took place *The approximate age of the bride or groom *The name of a parent or reletive Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.
When searching 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 more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
'''Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:'''<br>
== What Do I Do Next? ==
=== I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now? ===