US, Iowa—County Marriages 1838–1992 [Part D]


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About This Project:

  • This project includes many different types of marriage records. Some of the records were handwritten, but most are on preprinted forms.

How to Help With This Project:

  • If you have not already done so, you must register as an indexing volunteer. To register and to download and install the indexing program, click here for the indexing home page. Click Get Started, and follow the instructions on the page.
  • After you register, click the Begin Indexing link on the indexing home page, and sign in to the indexing program with your user name and password. Then, click the Download Batch button, and select this project name from the list. To see the project name on the list, you may need to select Show all projects at the top of the Download Batch window.

Skill Level: Intermediate

  • This project is recommended for volunteers who are familiar with the indexing process and comfortable using various system features. It is also helpful if volunteers understand the various documents that relate to marriages.

Sample Images

 Characteristics and Description

  • There are registers with multiple marriages on each page. Index each separate marriage as a separate record.
  • There are different, individual documents that relate to the same marriage. These documents may be filed on separate, successive images. In these cases, each image is to be indexed as a separate record even though they may relate to the same marriage. Do not mark the successive images as Duplicate or No Extractable Data images.
  • There are single images that have more than one document related to the same marriage. In these cases, index the entire image as only one record by finding the information for the fields on any of the documents on the image. Click here to for a combination image.
  • Overlays, normally small handwritten notes, are attached to many records. Click here to see instructions for how to index the overlays.

Records Access

  • The general public can freely access the completed index and links to digital images online once the collection is published.

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