US, Kentucky—County Marriages, 1797–1954 [Part C]


Record Fields and Indexing Instructions

Image Type

Image Type

Click in the Image Type field, and then click the option from the list that best describes the image.

If the image is normal and has information to be indexed, select Normal. Then press Tab or Enter.

If the image is blank, is an exact duplicate of a previous image in the same batch, or is unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list. If the image is an index or the data on the image does not match one of the record types being indexed in this project, select No Extractable Data Image. Press Tab or Enter, and, on the warning message, click Yes. Then continue to the next image.

Click here to see an example: Normal

Page or Certificate Number

Page or Certificate Number

Type the page number or the certificate number.

If the document has both a page number and a certificate number, index the page number and not the certificate number.

If a record pertaining to the same marriage extends across two pages that have page numbers, index the page number on the first page.

If no page number or certificate number was recorded, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 26

Groom's Given Names

Groom's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Groom's Given Names field.

If the name was written more than once on the document, type the most complete version of the name.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr, Jr, or Mr, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If the given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Logan

Groom's Surname

Groom's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Groom's Given Names field.

If the name was written more than once on the document, type the most complete version of the name. Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr, Jr, or Mr, with the name. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Huntsman

Groom's Titles or Terms

Groom's Titles or Terms

Type titles or terms, such as Sr, Jr, or Mr, that were recorded with the groom's name.

If a title or term was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation.

If titles or terms were not recorded, press Tab to skip this field.

Groom's Age

Groom's Age

Index only full years. If fractions of years were recorded, round down to the nearest full year.

If the age was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 23

Bride's Given Names

Bride's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Bride's Given Names field.

If the name was written more than once on the document, type the most complete version of the name. Do not include titles or terms, such as Mrs or Miss, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If the given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Mariah Elizabeth

Bride's Maiden Name

Bride's Maiden Name

Type the bride's maiden name, if it is available. If only a married name was recorded, type the married name. If the maiden name and a married name from a previous marriage were both recorded, type both names, with the maiden name first.

The maiden name may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a maiden name, index the name in the Bride's Given Names field.

If the name was written more than once on the document, type the most complete version of the surname. Do not include titles or terms, such as Mrs or Miss, with the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If the maiden name was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Brown

Bride's Titles or Terms

Bride's Titles or Terms

Type titles or terms, such as Mrs or Miss, that were recorded with the bride's name.

If a title or term was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation.

If titles or terms were not recorded, press Tab to skip this field.

Bride's Age

Bride's Age

Index only full years. If fractions of years were recorded, round down to the nearest full year.

If the age was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 21

Event Day

Event Day

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day that the event occurred. If more than one date appears on the record, index only one date, according to the following priority:

  1. Marriage date
  2. License date
  3. Consent date
  4. Recording date
  5. Any other date

If the day was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 31

Event Month

Event Month

Type the first three letters of the month: Jan, Feb, Mar, etc.

If more than one date appears on the record, index only one date, according to the following priority:

  1. Marriage date
  2. License date
  3. Consent date
  4. Recording date
  5. Any other date

If the month was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Oct

Event Year

Event Year

Type the four-digit number for the year.

If more than one date appears on the record, index only one date, according to the following priority:

  1. Marriage date
  2. License date
  3. Consent date
  4. Recording date
  5. Any other date

If no year or only a two-digit number was recorded, you may be able to determine the year from other data on the record or from the previous or next image. If you cannot determine the full four-digit number, type what was written on the record.

If the year was not recorded and cannot be determined or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1860

Groom's Father's Given Names

Groom's Father's Given Names

Index only the name of the groom's father. Do not index the name of a guardian. If the document does not make it clear that a name is the father's name, do not index it. The father's name was not always recorded.

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Groom's Father's Given Names field.

If the name was written more than once on the document, type the most complete version of the name. Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr, Jr, or Mr, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If the given name was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an exampleBen

Groom's Father's Surname

Groom's Father's Surname

Index only the name of the groom's father. Do not index the name of a guardian. If the document does not make it clear that a name is the father's name, do not index it. The father's name was not always recorded.

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Groom's Father's Given Names field.

If the name was written more than once on the document, type the most complete version of the name. Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr, Jr, or Mr, with the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an exampleHuntsman

Groom's Father's Titles or Terms

Groom's Father's Titles or Terms

Type titles or terms, such as Sr, Jr, or Mr, that were recorded with the groom's father's name.

If a title or term was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation.

If titles or terms were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Groom's Mother's Given Names

Groom's Mother's Given Names

Index only the name of the groom's mother. Her name was not always recorded. If the document does not make clear that a name is the mother's name, do not index it.

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Groom's Mother's Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mrs or Miss, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If the given name was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Ella

Groom's Mother's Surname

Groom's Mother's Surname

Index only the name of the groom's mother. Her name was not always recorded. If the document does not make clear that a name is the mother's name, do not index it.

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if the name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Groom's Mother's Given Names field.

If the name was written more than once on the document, type the most complete version of the name. Do not include titles or terms, such as Mrs or Miss, with the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Myers

Groom's Mother's Titles or Terms

Groom's Mother's Titles or Terms

Type titles or terms, such as Mrs or Miss, that were recorded with the groom's mother's name.

If a title or term was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation.

If titles or terms were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Bride's Father's Given Names

Bride's Father's Given Names

Index only the name of the bride's father. Do not index the name of a guardian. If the document does not make it clear that a name is the father's name, do not index it. The father's name was not always recorded.

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Bride's Father's Given Names field.

If the name was written more than once on the document, type the most complete version of the name. Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr, Jr, or Mr, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If the given name was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an exampleBob

Bride's Father's Surname

Bride's Father's Surname

Index only the name of the bride's father. Do not index the name of a guardian. If the document does not make it clear that a name is the father's name, do not index it. The father's name was not always recorded.

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Bride's Father's Given Names field.

If the name was written more than once on the document, type the most complete version of the name. Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr, Jr, or Mr, with the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an exampleDuke

Bride's Father's Titles or Terms

Bride's Father's Titles or Terms

Type titles or terms, such as Sr, Jr, or Mr, that were recorded with the bride's father's name.

If a title or term was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation.

If titles or terms were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Bride's Mother's Given Names

Bride's Mother's Given Names

Index only the name of the bride's mother. Her name was not always recorded. If the document does not make clear that a name is the mother's name, do not index it.

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Bride's Mother's Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mrs or Miss, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If the given name was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Rachel

Bride's Mother's Surname

Bride's Mother's Surname

Index only the name of the bride's mother. Her name was not always recorded. If the document does not make clear that a name is the mother's name, do not index it.

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if the name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Bride's Mother's Given Names field.

If the name was written more than once on the document, type the most complete version of the name. Do not include titles or terms, such as Mrs or Miss, with the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Turner

Bride's Mother's Titles or Terms

Bride's Mother's Titles or Terms

Type titles or terms, such as Mrs or Miss, that were recorded with the bride's mother's name.

If a title or term was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation.

If titles or terms were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.