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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 The following information is found in these Marriage recordscontain: *Name and spouse’s The name of the bride or groom *Event Date The date of marriage *Event PlaceThe place where the marriage took place
==Collection Content==
=== Coverage Table and Map ===
A '''coverage table''' for this collection is available in the wiki article [[Iowa Marriages, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]. <br><br>
To see a '''coverage map''' of FamilySearch's holdings of Iowa marriages, click [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/IA_FRM.html here]. <br>
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
 
*The names of the bride and groom
*The date and place of the event
=== 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? ==
===I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?===
*Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later *Use the age or estimated birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and death records
*Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
*Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses. census records*Witnesses to marriages were usually family members *Repeat this process with additional often family members found, to find more generations of the family *[[Iowa Church Records| Church Records]] were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900 
===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
*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well *Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records 
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