US, Massachusetts—State Vital Records, 1841–1920 [Part A]

How to Index a Marriage Register

For the sample image above, the fields would indexed as follows:

  1. Page Number: 145
  2. Register or Entry Number: 6150
  3. Event Town or City: Boston
  4. Event County: Tab
  5. Event State or Country: Tab
  6. Marriage Month: Oct
  7. Marriage Day: 7
  8. Marriage Year: 1916
  9. Groom's Given Names: Edward F
  10. Groom's Surname: Murray
  11. Groom's Titles or Terms: Tab
  12. Bride's Given Names: Margaret E
  13. Bride's Surname: Linnehan
  14. Bride's Titles or Terms: Tab
  15. Groom's Father's Given Names: Miah J
  16. Groom's Father's Surname: Murray
  17. Groom's Father's Titles or Terms: Tab
  18. Groom's Mother's Given Names: Elizabeth
  19. Groom's Mother's Surname: Barry
  20. Groom's Mother's Titles or Terms: Tab
  21. Bride's Father's Given Names: Cornelius P
  22. Bride's Father's Surname: Linnehan
  23. Bride's Father's Titles or Terms: Tab
  24. Bride's Mother's Given Names: Margaret E
  25. Bride's Mother's Surname: Grady
  26. Bride's Mother's Titles or Terms: Tab
  27. Mother's Titles or Terms: Tab