New Jersey, Bride Index - FamilySearch Historical Records

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New Jersey, Bride Index, 1930-1938
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New Jersey, 
United States
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Location of New Jersey
Record Description
Record Type Marriage Index
Collection years 1930-1938
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains the New Jersey Bride Index, 1930-1938 acquired by Reclaim the Records and donated to FamilySearch for publishing of images. Digital images of the originals are held by Reclaim the Records in Mill Valley, California.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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

The New Jersey Bride Index includes:

  • The surname of the bride prior to marriage
  • The first name and surname of the husband-to-be
  • The year of marriage

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Image[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the bride
  • The approximate year of marriage
  • The name of the intended spouse

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. 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]

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

  • Use the age to calculate a birth date and to find other records such as birth, christening, death, and census records
  • Use the information to find additional family members. Witnesses or bondsmen listed on the marriage were usually relatives
  • Search the county where the marriage took place for other records on the family

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • 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, then try searching records of a nearby locality
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of New Jersey.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
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