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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
'''Marriage records''' may contain : *The name of the following information for both bride and groom:  *Name
*Birth year
=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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]].
== What Do I Do Next? ==
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 [ California Archives].
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
*Use the age or estimated birth date to find county or [[California Vital Records]] other vital records such as birth, baptism, or death records *Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records*Search for other family members in the marriage index
=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
*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
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