Maine Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Access the records: Maine Marriages, 1771-1907 .
- 1 Collection Time Period
- 2 Record Description
- 3 Coverage Table
- 4 How to Use the Record
- 5 Record History
- 6 Related Web Sites
- 7 Related Wiki Articles
- 8 Sources of Information for This Collection
- 9 Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
Collection Time Period[edit | edit source]
This index covers events from 1729 through 1941.
Record Description[edit | edit source]
This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:
- Family Records
- Church Records
- Civil Registration
This index is not complete for any particular place or region.
Record Content[edit | edit source]
The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:
- Name of the bride and groom
- Names of the parents
- Marriage date
- Marriage place
- Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
Coverage Table[edit | edit source]
This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.
Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by state.
As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.
|Locality||Births and Christenings, 1739-1900||Marriages, 1771-1907||Deaths and Burials, 1841-1910|
How to Use the Record[edit | edit source]
Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.
Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection[edit | edit source]
Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:
- International Genealogical Index
- IGI Batch Number Descriptions
- IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America
If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the Family History Library Catalog.
Record History[edit | edit source]
For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This index is an index of some marriages throughout Maine. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.
Why This Record Was Created[edit | edit source]
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored this index to help individuals find information about their ancestors.
Record Reliability[edit | edit source]
Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Maine.
Related Web Sites[edit | edit source]
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Related Wiki Articles[edit | edit source]
Contributions to This Article[edit | edit source]
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Sources of Information for This Collection[edit | edit source]
"Maine Marriages, 1771-1907, 1739-1900," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections[edit | edit source]
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki article: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.
Examples of Source Citations for a Record[edit | edit source]
- "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907." database and images, FamilySearch accessed March 11, 2011). entry for James H. Morrison and Eliza Thompson, married 15 October 1859; citing Marriage Records, reference 114G, FHL film 12026; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.