|Indexing Project Updates: US, Indiana County Marriages 1811-1959|
Please review the project instructions at the links below before indexing batches. Review the information below the links for updates or revisions to the original project instructions.
Two numbers recorded on the image:
Application for Marriage Licences with two records on one image:
No State or Country Recorded:
By Whom Married Field:
Place of Residence Field:
Place of Marriage Field:
If the printed form says something like “To the Clerk of …” as in the example below, do not assume that the marriage took place in that county.
Bride's Maiden Name Field: The bride's surname does not have a separate field. If the maiden name and the surname are not the same, as is the case for a widow, put both the maiden name and the surname separated by a space in the maiden name field.
Style 2 images are from ledger record books. The pages in the book were made by putting a narrower sheet of paper on top of a wider sheet of paper alternately throughout the book. A record for one marriage starts on the left side of a wide sheet and continues across both sides of the narrow sheet to the right side of the wide sheet. The information on the left and on the right of the wide sheet was always visible, but the narrow sheet had to be turned to see the information on both sides of it.
In the illustration above, the red arrow shows the edges of the narrow sheet when turned to the right. When the narrow sheet was spread open, the book appeared as in the example below. The arrows show the two edges of the narrow sheet when open.
When the narrow sheet was turned to the left, it appeared as in the illustration below. The arrow shows the edges of the narrow sheet. Notice that you can always see the left and right columns of the record on the wider sheet. The column on the left is the full name of the groom, and the columns on the right are the date of marriage and record number. These appear on every image.
The record was filmed as in the example above. One record extends over three images. Batches are sent out with only one image and are not a complete record. It is difficult to know in which field to put the data because of not being able to see the complete record, and because the column headings on the image do not specify if it is the groom’s information or the bride’s information. The following chart helps you to identify the information you have on your image.
Index all the information you can from the image in your batch.
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US, Indiana County Marriages 1811-1959 is being indexed in cooperation with Indiana Genealogical Society. This society hosts the Indiana Genealogical Society Blog for updates and useful information concerning this project.
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