US, Indiana, Wayne—County Marriages, 1811–1959 [Part 3]


Record Fields and Indexing Instructions

Image Type

Image Type

Describe the image above. To do this, click in the Image Type field, and then click the down arrow at the right side of the field. Select an option from the list.

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

If there is no information to be indexed because the image is blank, a duplicate, has no extractable data, or is unreadable, select one of these options. Press Tab or Enter, and on the warning message, click Yes. Continue to the next image in the batch.

Page NumberPage Number

Type the page number that is written on the document.

If the page number was not recorded or is not located on your image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 143
Line or Record Number

Line or Record Number

Type the line or record number that was printed on each line.

If the line or record number was not recorded or is not located on your image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 1

License County

License County

Type the license county that was usually written in the header of the document. Do not include any descriptive words, such as: co or county. 

When the name of a place is abbreviated, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation. Use the lookup lists to help you decipher the abbreviated locality. If the abbreviation cannot be deciphered, type what was written.

If the license county was not recorded or is not located on your image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Allen

Groom's Given Names

Groom's Given Names

Type the groom's given names that were written on the document. On registers, this information is usually found in column 1.

The groom's given name was usually written before the surname. Do not include titles or terms with the groom's given name, such as: Sr, Jr, Mr, etc.

If you see significant variations or aliases of the name on the document, type both versions, separating them with the word or. Variations considered significant might include such things as Fredrick or Francis. If the variation is minor, such as Millett or Millet, or Elisabeth or Elizabeth, just type one or the other.

If the groom's given names were not recorded or are not located on your image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Ingram

Groom's Surname

Groom's Surname

Type the groom's surname that was written on the document. On registers, this information is usually found in column 1.

The groom's surname was usually written after the given names. Do not include titles or terms with the groom's surname, such as: Sr, Jr, Mr, etc.

If you see significant variations or aliases of the name on the document, type both versions, separating them with the word or. Variations considered significant might include such things as Fredrick or Francis. If the variation is minor, such as Millett or Millet, or Elisabeth or Elizabeth, just type one or the other.

If the groom's surname was not recorded or is not located on your image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Frame

Groom's Color

Groom’s Color

Type the groom's color that was written on the document. On registers, this information is usually found in column 4.

If the groom's color was not recorded, contains a variation of unknown, or is not located on your image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: White

Groom's Birthplace: City, Town, or Township

Groom’s Birthplace: City, Town, or Township

On registers, the groom's birthplace is usually found in column 6.

Type the groom’s birthplace in this field if it is a city, town, or township. If it is a county, state, or country, leave this field blank, and type the county, state, or country in the appropriate fields.

In cases where there is a township in this field, add the identifying description Twp after the name of the place.

When a place has been misspelled, spell it correctly. When a place has been abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation.

If the groom's birthplace was not recorded, is not located on your image, or does not contain a city, town, or township, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Sheldon

Groom's Birthplace: County

Groom’s Birthplace: County

On registers, the groom's birthplace is usually found in column 6.

Type the groom’s birthplace in this field if it is a county. If it is a city, town, township, state, or country, leave this field blank, and type the city, town, township, state, or country in thee appropriate fields. Do not include any descriptive words, such as: co or county.

When a place has been misspelled, spell it correctly. When a place has been abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation.

If the groom's birthplace was not recorded, is not located on your image, or does not contain a county, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Dekalb

Groom's Birthplace: State or Country

Groom's Birthplace: State or Country

On registers, the groom's birthplace is usually found in column 6.

Type the groom’s birthplace in this field if it is a state or country. If it is a city, town, township, or county, leave this field blank, and type the city, town, township, or county in the appropriate fields.

When a place has been misspelled, spell it correctly. When a place has been abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation.

If the groom's birthplace was not recorded, is not located on your image, or does not contain a state or country, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Indiana

Groom's Birth Date: Month

Groom's Birth Date: Month

The groom's birth date was usually written as month, day, and year.

The acceptable abbreviation for the month is the first three letters. Do not include descriptive words, such as: about or abt.

If the month was not recorded or is not located on your image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Sep

Groom's Birth Date: Day

Groom's Birth Date: Day

The groom's birth date was usually written as month, day, and year.

Type only the one- or two-digit number that represents the day. Do not include descriptive words, such as: about or abt.

If the day was not recorded or is not located on your image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 12

Groom's Birth Date: Year

Groom's Birth Date: Year

The groom's birth date was usually written as month, day, and year.

The year should be four digits. Do not include descriptive words, such as: about or abt.

If the year was not recorded or is not located on your image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 1919

Groom's Residence: City, Town, or Township

Groom’s Residence: City, Town, or Township

On registers, the groom's residence is usually found in column 2.

Type the groom’s residence in this field if it is a city, town, or township. If it is a county, state, or country, leave this field blank, and type the county, state, or country in the appropriate fields.

In cases where there is a township in this field, add the identifying description Twp after the name of the place.

When a place has been misspelled, spell it correctly. When a place has been abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation.

If the groom's residence was not recorded, is not located on your image, or does not contain a city, town, or township, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Jackson Twp

Groom's Residence: County

Groom’s Residence: County

On registers, the groom's residence is usually found in column 2.

Type the groom’s residence in this field if it is a county. If it is a city, town, township, state, or country, leave this field blank, and type the city, town, township, state, or country in the appropriate fields. Do not include any descriptive words, such as: co or county.

When a place has been misspelled, spell it correctly. When a place has been abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation.

If the groom's residence was not recorded, is not located on your image, or does not contain a county, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Allen

Groom's Residence: State or Country

Groom’s Residence: State or Country

On registers, the groom's residence is usually found in column 2.

Type the groom’s residence in this field if it is a state or country. If it is a city, town, township, or county, leave this field blank, and type the city, town, township, or county in the appropriate fields.

When a place has been misspelled, spell it correctly. When a place has been abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation.

If the groom's residence was not recorded, is not located on your image, or does not contain a state or country, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Indiana

Groom's Father's Given Names

Groom's Father's Given Names

Type the given names of the groom's father that were written on the document. On registers, this information is usually found in column 7.

The given names are usually written before the surname. Do not include titles or terms with the father's given names, such as: Sr, Jr, Mr, etc.

If the given names of the groom's father were not recorded, contain a variation of unknown, or are not located on your image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: J R

Groom's Father's Surname

Groom's Father's Surname

Type the surname of the groom's father that was written on the document. On registers, this information is usually found in column 7.

The surname is usually written after the given names. Do not include titles or terms with the father's surname, such as: Sr, Jr, Mr, etc.

If the surname of the groom's father was not recorded, contains a variation of unknown, or is not located on your image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: McConnell

Groom's Mother's Given Names

Groom's Mother's Given Names

Type the given names of the groom's mother that were written on the document. On registers, this information is usually found in column 8.

The given names are usually written before the surname. Do not include titles or terms with the mother's given names, such as: Miss, Mrs, etc.

If the given names of the groom's mother were not recorded, contain a variation of unknown, or are not located on your image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Elizabeth

Groom's Mother's Surname

Groom's Mother's Surname

Type the surname of the groom's mother that was written on the document. On registers, this information is usually found in column 8.

The surname is usually written after the given names. Do not include titles or terms with the mother's surname, such as: Miss, Mrs, etc.
 
If a maiden name was also recorded, index it before the surname in this field. If you are unsure whether a name is a given name or maiden name, index it in the Groom's Mother's Given Names field.

If the surname of the groom's mother was not recorded, contains a variation of unknown, or is not located on your image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Smith

Groom's Number of Marriage

Groom's Number of Marriage

Type the groom's number of marriage just as it was written on the document.

On certificates or style 4, only  the information after "If not, how often has he been married?" If this is blank or there is a dash, do not index anything in this field.

Both numbers and letters may be used.

If the groom’s number of marriage is not recorded, contains a variation of unknown, or is not located on your image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Press Tab to skip this field

Bride's Given Names

Bride's Given Names

Type the bride's given names that were written on the document. On registers, this information is usually found in column 10.

The bride's given name was usually written before the maiden name. Do not include titles or terms with the bride's given name, such as: Mrs, Miss, etc.

If you see significant variations or aliases of the name on the document, type both versions separating them with the word or. Variations considered significant might include such things as Fredrick or Francis. If the variation is minor, such as Millett or Millet, or Elisabeth or Elizabeth, just type one or the other.

If the bride's given names were not recorded or are not located on your image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Rosanna M

Bride's Maiden Name

Bride's Maiden Name

Type the bride's maiden name that was written on the document. On registers, this information is usually found in column 10.

The bride's maiden name was usually written after the given names. Do not include titles or terms with the bride's surname, such as: Mrs, Miss, etc.

If you see significant variations or aliases of the name on the document, type both versions separating them with the word or. Variations considered significant might include such things as Fredrick or Francis. If the variation is minor, such as Millett or Millet, or Elisabeth or Elizabeth, just type one or the other.

If the bride's maiden name was not recorded or is not located on your image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Burt

Bride's Color

Bride’s Color

Type the bride's color that was written on the document. On registers, this information is usually found in column 13.

If the bride's color was not recorded, contains a variation of unknown, or is not located on your image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: White

Bride's Birthplace: City, Town, or Township

Bride’s Birthplace: City, Town, or Township

On registers, the bride's birthplace is usually found in column 14.

Type the bride’s birthplace in this field if it is a city, town, or township. If it is a county, state, or country, leave this field blank, and type the county, state, or country in the appropriate fields.

In cases where there is a township in this field. Add the identifying description Twp after the name of the place.

When a place has been misspelled, spell it correctly. When a place has been abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation.

If the bride's birthplace was not recorded, is not located on your image, or does not contain a city, town, or township, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Chester

Bride's Birthplace: County

Bride’s Birthplace: County

On registers, the bride's birthplace is usually found in column 14.

Type the bride’s birthplace in this field if it is a county. If it is a city, town, township, state, or country, leave this field blank, and type the city, town, township, state, or country in the, appropriate fields. Do not include any descriptive words, such as: co or county.

When a place has been misspelled, spell it correctly. When a place has been abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation.

If the bride's birthplace was not recorded, is not located on your image, or does not contain a county, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Allen

Bride's Birthplace: State or Country

Bride's Birthplace: State or Country

On registers, the bride's birthplace is usually found in column 14.

Type the bride’s birthplace in this field if it is a state or country. If it is a city, town, township, or county, leave this field blank, and type the city, town, township, or county in the appropriate fields.

When a place has been misspelled, spell it correctly. When a place has been abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation.

If the bride's birthplace was not recorded, is not located on your image, or does not contain a state or country, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Illinois

Bride's Birth Date: Month

Bride's Birth Date: Month

The bride's birth date was usually written as month, day, and year.

The acceptable abbreviation for the month is the first three letters. Do not include descriptive words, such as: about or abt.

If the month was not recorded or is not located on your image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Dec

Bride's Birth Date: Day

Bride's Birth Date: Day

The bride's birth date was usually written as month, day, and year.

Type only the one- or two-digit number that represents the day. Do not include descriptive words, such as: about or abt.

If the day was not recorded or is not located on your image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 29

Bride's Birth Date: Year

Bride's Birth Date: Year

The bride's birth date was usually written as month, day, and year.

The year should be four digits. Do not include descriptive words, such as: about or abt.

If the year was not recorded or is not located on your image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 1918

Bride's Residence: City, Town, or Township

Bride's Residence: City, Town, or Township

On registers, the bride's residence is usually found in column 11.

Type the bride’s residence in this field if it is a city, town, or township. If it is a county, state, or country, leave this field blank, and type the county, state, or country in the appropriate fields.

In cases where there is a township in this field. Add the identifying description Twp after the name of the place.

When a place has been misspelled, spell it correctly. When a place has been abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation.

If the bride's residence was not recorded, is not located on your image, or does not contain a city, town, or township, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Williamsport

Bride's Residence: County

Bride’s Residence: County

On registers, the bride's residence is usually found in column 11.

Type the bride’s residence in this field if it is a county. If it is a city, town, township, state, or country, leave this field blank, and type the city, town, township, state, or country in the appropriate fields. Do not include any descriptive words, such as: co or county.

When a place has been misspelled, spell it correctly. When a place has been abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation.

If the bride's residence was not recorded, is not located on your image, or does not contain a county, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Allen

Bride's Residence: State or Country

Bride's Residence: State or Country

On registers, the bride's residence is usually found in column 11.

Type the bride’s residence in this field if it is a state or country. If it is a city, town, township, or county, leave this field blank, and type the city, town, township, or county in the appropriate fields.

When a place has been misspelled, spell it correctly. When a place has been abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation.

If the bride's residence was not recorded, is not located on your image, or does not contain a state or country, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Indiana

Bride's Father's Given Names

Bride's Father's Given Names

Type the given names of the bride's father that were written on the document. On registers, this information is usually found in column 15.

The given names are usually written before the surname. Do not include titles or terms with the father's given names, such as: Sr, Jr, Mr, etc.

If the given names of the bride's father were not recorded, contain a variation of unknown, or are not located on your image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Fernando

Bride's Father's Surname

Bride's Father's Surname

Type the surname of the bride's father that was written on the document. On registers, this information is usually found in column 15.

The surname is usually written after the given names. Do not include titles or terms with the father's surname, such as: Sr, Jr, Mr, etc.

If the surname of the bride's father was not recorded, contains a variation of unknown, or is not located on your image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Smith

Bride's Mother's Given Names

Bride's Mother's Given Names

Type the given names of the bride's mother that were written on the document. On registers, this information is usually found in column 16.

The given names are usually written before the surname. Do not include titles or terms with the mother's given names, such as: Miss, Mrs, etc.

If the given names of the bride's mother were not recorded, contain a variation of unknown, or are not located on your image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Mary

Bride's Mother's Surname

Bride's Mother's Surname

Type the surname of the bride's mother that was written on the document. On registers, this information is usually found in column 16.

The surname is usually written after the given names. Do not include titles or terms with the mother's surname, such as: Miss, Mrs, etc.

If a maiden name was also recorded, index it before the surname in this field. If you are unsure whether a name is a given name or maiden name, index it in the Bride's Mother's Given Names field.

If the surname of the bride's mother was not recorded, contains a variation of unknown, or is not located on your image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Goodspew

Bride's Number of Marriage

Bride's Number of Marriage

Type the bride's number of marriage just as it was written on the document. On registers, this information is usually found in column 17.

On certificates or style 4,  type the information after "If not, how often has she been married?" If this is blank or there is a dash, do not index anything in this field.

Both numbers and letters may be used.

If the bride’s number of marriage is not recorded, contains a variation of unknown, or is not located on your image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Press Tab to skip this field.

License Date: Day

License Date: Day

The license date was usually written as day, month, and year.

Type only the one- or two-digit number that represents the day. Do not include descriptive words, such as: about or abt.

If the day was not recorded or is not located on your image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 2

License Date: Month

License Date: Month

The license date was usually written as day, month, and year.

The acceptable abbreviation for the month is the first three letters. Do not include descriptive words, such as: about or abt.

If the month was not recorded or is not located on your image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Jun

License Date: Year

License Date: Year

The license date was usually written as day, month, and year.

The year should be four digits. Do not include descriptive words, such as: about or abt.

If the year was not recorded or is not located on your image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 1862

Marriage Place: City, Town, or Township

Marriage Place: City, Town, or Township

On registers, the marriage place is usually found in column 18.

Type the marriage place in this field if it is a city, town, or township. If it is a county, state, or country, leave this field blank, and type the county, state, or country in the appropriate fields.

In cases where there is a township in this field. Add the identifying description Twp after the name of the place.

When a place has been misspelled, spell it correctly. When a place has been abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation.

If the marriage place was not recorded, is not located on your image, or does not contain a city, town, or township, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Fort Wayne

Marriage Place: County

Marriage Place: County

On registers, the marriage place is usually found in column 18.

Type the marriage place in this field if it is a county. If it is a city, town, township, state, or country, leave this field blank, and type the city, town, township, state, or country in the appropriate fields. Do not include any descriptive words, such as: co or county.

When a place has been misspelled, spell it correctly. When a place has been abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation.

If the marriage place was not recorded, is not located on your image, or does not contain a county, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Allen

Marriage Place: State or Country

Marriage Place: State or Country

On registers, the marriage place is usually found in column 18.

Type the marriage place in this field if it is a state or country. If it is a city, town, township, or county, leave this field blank, and type the city, town, township, or county in the appropriate fields.

When a place has been misspelled, spell it correctly. When a place has been abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation.

If the marriage place was not recorded, is not located on your image, or does not contain a state or country, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Indiana

Marriage Date: Day

Marriage Date: Day

Type the day that was written on the document. On registers, this information is usually found in column 20.

Type only the one- or two-digit number that represents the day. Do not include descriptive words, such as: about or abt.

If the day was not recorded or is not located on your image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 2

Marriage Date: Month

Marriage Date: Month

Type the month that was written on the document. On registers, this information is usually found in column 20.

The acceptable abbreviation for the month is the first three letters. Do not include descriptive words, such as: about or abt.

If the month was not recorded or is not located on your image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Jun

Marriage Date: Year

Marriage Date: Year

Type the year that was written on the document. On registers, this information is usually found in column 20.

The year should be four digits. Do not include descriptive words, such as: about or abt.

If the year was not recorded or is not located on your image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 1862

By Whom Married: Given Names

By Whom Married: Given Names

Type the official's given names that were written on the document. On registers, this information is usually found in column 19.

The official's given names were usually written before the surname. Do not include titles or terms with the official's given names, such as: J P, Minister, Rev, Preacher, etc.

On many style 5 images, the By Whom Married column is only partially visible. Do not index this information unless you can see the full column.

If the official's given names were not recorded, contain a variation of unknown, or are not located on your image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Wm R

By Whom Married: Surname

By Whom Married: Surname

Type the official's surname that was written on the document. On registers, this information is usually found in column 19.

The official's surname was usually written after the given names. Do not include titles or terms with the official's surname, such as: J P, Minister, Rev, Preacher, etc.

On many style 5 images, the By Whom Married column is only partially visible. Do not index this information unless you can see the full column.

If the official's surname was not recorded, contains a variation of unknown, or is not located on your image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Palmer

By Whom Affidavit Is Made

By Whom Affidavit Is Made

The name of the person by whom the affidavit is made was only recorded on the fifth document type under the column heading "By whom affidavit, if any, is made".

Type the name of the person by whom the affidavit is made as shown on the document, excluding punctuation marks except for hyphens and apostrophes.

If the name was not recorded, contains a variation of unknown, or is not located on your image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: George M Gilbert