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India Marriages, 1792-1948
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Record Description
Record Type Marriages
Collection years 1792-1948
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection is an index for the years 1792 to 1948. 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.

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

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name
  • Birth Date
  • Age
  • Spouse's Name
  • Spouse's Birth Date
  • Spouse's Age
  • Event Date
  • Event Place
  • Father's Name
  • Spouse's Father's Name
  • Marital Status
  • Spouse's Marital Status

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Births and Baptisms, 1800-1945 Marriages, 1792-1948 Deaths and Burials, 1800-1945
Bangalore 438 139 118
Bangladesh 3,106 0 0
Bengal 433,834 104,999 309,736
Bombay 118,243 31,653 95,879
Calcutta 180 68 79
Delhi 13 5 0
India 26,633 13,273 25,438
Madras 276,641 53,805 135,279
Tamil Nadu 2,976 2 0
Total 862,064 203,944 555,534

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

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

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  • Use the information in each record to find additional family members
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I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, try searching the records of surrounding towns, cities, or provinces

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in India.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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