Connecticut, Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records
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- 1 Record Description
- 2 Record Content
- 3 How to Use the Record
- 4 Related Websites
- 5 Related Wiki Articles
- 6 Contributions to This Article
- 7 Citations for This Collection
Record Description[edit | edit source]
This collection will include records from 1640-1955.
Index to selected marriage records. We do not have legal rights to publish the images associated with these indexed records.
|You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.|
Record Content[edit | edit source]
[Record Type] may contain the following information: Marriages
This section should contain a sentence in which the record type is bolded (surrounded by two sets of ), followed by “may contain the following information” or something to that effect. (Note: In the wiki, bullet points are created by adding an asterisk *.)
Here is an example using birth records: Birth records may contain the following information:
- Birth date
- Name at birth
- Parents’ names
- Parents’ residence
If this section is incomplete, include this template: Template:Incomplete Content Section
How to Use the Record[edit | edit source]
This section provides information on how to search the collection, what to do with information once found, some tips on how to find records, and what to do if no record is found.
As you are searching, it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, estimated [event] year, and family relationships.
Search the Collection[edit | edit source]
To search by 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.
Using the Information[edit | edit source]
- Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
- Use the soldier's age and location of the military unit to find his family in census, church, and land records.
- Use the county code and the certificate number to obtain a copy of the original death certificate from the county.
Tips to Keep in Mind[edit | edit source]
- When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
- Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
- Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
- Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the same unit or a nearby unit.
- You may need to search for both their Indian name and their English name.
- Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
Unable to Find Your Ancestor?[edit | edit source]
- Check for variant spellings of the names.
- Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. In addition local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
- Search the records of nearby localities (or military units, counties, parishes, etc.).
General Information about These Records[edit | edit source]
- Physical description or format of the original material
- History of the record
- Why the record was created
- Reliability of the information in the record
- Percentage of the population covered in the record
- Preservation quality of the record
Other Searches[edit | edit source]
FHL SEARCH TIP TEMPLATE The following template provides a tip box, notifying users that the FHL catalog may contain more information and providing links to the place and keywords for the locality of interest. For this template, include the version best fitting the locality. The templates below include template versions for various locality levels.
If you want to include a template for a locality in the United States and provide, respectively, the (1) state, (2) the state and county, or (3) the state, county, and city, use the templates below:
|FHL Place United States, Idaho items or FHL Keyword Idaho items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Idaho Archives and Libraries.|
|FHL Place United States, Idaho, Bonneville items or FHL Keyword Idaho, Bonneville items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Idaho Archives and Libraries.|
|FHL Place United States, Idaho, Bonneville, Idaho Falls items or FHL Keyword Idaho, Bonneville, Idaho Falls items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Idaho Archives and Libraries.|
Please note that there is an option for a fourth level. For the United States, include “|USfour” to activate the fourth level. For a foreign locality, include “|foreignfour” to activate the fourth level.
Related Websites[edit | edit source]
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Related Wiki Articles[edit | edit source]
Contributions to This Article[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.|
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Citations for This Collection[edit | edit source]
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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