US, New York - Marriage Licenses 1908–1935 [Part C]


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, is an exact duplicate of another image, has no extractable data, or is unreadable, select one of these options. Then press Tab or Enter, and, on the warning message, click Yes. Continue to the next image in the batch, or submit the batch if there is only one image.

Click here to see an example: Normal

Page or Certificate Number

Page or Certificate Number

Type the page number or certificate number where the record appears. 

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

Register books may have been filmed with two pages on an image. If a record extends across two pages that both have page numbers, index the number of the first page. If records were written so that the entire record is on one page, index the page number from the page where the record was written.

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

Click here to see an example: 58

Groom's Given Names

Groom's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as Sr, Jr, or Mr. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If a given name was abbreviated, type the name as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation.

There will be names from other cultures included. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in this field.

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: Charles G

Groom's Surname

Groom's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as Sr, Jr, or Mr. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

There will be names from other cultures included. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the Given Names field.

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: Calhoon

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 or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Mr

Groom's Age

Groom's Age

Type the years of age in this field if they were recorded. Do not type a y after the number.

Do not index descriptive words, such as: "abt" or "full age."

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: 20

Bride's Given Names

Bride's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as Mrs or Miss. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If a given name was abbreviated, type the name as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation.

There will be names from other cultures included. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in this field.

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: Hattie M

Bride's Maiden Name

Bride's Maiden Name

The maiden name may be written either before or after the given names. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as Mrs or Miss. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

There will be names from other cultures included. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the Given Names field.

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: Cornish

Bride's Titles or Terms

Bride's Titles or Terms

Type titles or terms, such as Miss or Mrs, 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 or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Miss

Bride's Age

Bride's Age

Type the years of age in this field if they were recorded. Do not type a y after the number.

Do not index descriptive words, such as: "abt" or "full age."

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: 17

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

Do not include descriptive words, such as: "about" or "abt."

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: 29

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

Do not include descriptive words, such as: "about" or "abt."

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: May

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 there is no year or only a two-digit number was recorded, it may be possible to determine the year from other data on the record or from the previous or next image. If it cannot be determined, type what was written on the record.

Do not include descriptive words, such as: "about" or "abt."

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: 1911

Groom's Father's Given Names

Groom's Father's Given Names

The name of the groom's father was not recorded on all documents. Look carefully to see if and where the name may have been written.

Index only the name of the father. Do not index the name of a guardian. If the document does not make it clear that a name is the father, do not index it. Press Tab to skip this field.

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as Sr, Jr, or Mr. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If a given name was abbreviated, type the name as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation.

There will be names from other cultures included. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in this field.

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

Click here to see an example: George

Groom's Father's Surname

Groom's Father's Surname

The name of the groom's father was not recorded on all documents. Look carefully to see if and where the name may have been written.

Index only the name of the father. Do not index the name of a guardian. If the document does not make it clear that a name is the father, do not index it. Press Tab to skip this field.

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as Sr, Jr, or Mr. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

There will be names from other cultures included. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the Given Names field.

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: Calhoon

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.

Click here to see an example: Dr

Groom's Mother's Given Names

Groom's Mother's Given Names

The name of the groom's mother was not recorded on all documents. Look carefully to see if and where the name may have been written. If the document does not make it clear that a name is the mother, do not index it.

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as Mrs or Miss. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If a given name was abbreviated, type the name as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation.

There will be names from other cultures included. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in this field.

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

Click here to see an example: Merrila

Groom's Mother's Surname

Groom's Mother's Surname

The name of the groom's mother was not recorded on all documents. Look carefully to see if and where the name may have been written. If the document does not make it clear that a name is the mother, do not index it.

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as Mrs or Miss. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

There will be names from other cultures included. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the Given Names field.

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: Briggs

Groom's Mother's Titles or Terms

Groom's Mother's Titles or Terms

Type titles or terms, such as Miss or Mrs, 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.

Click here to see an example: Tab

Bride's Father's Given Names

Bride's Father's Given Names

The name of the bride's father was not recorded on all documents. Look carefully to see if and where the name may have been written.

Index only the name of the father. Do not index the name of a guardian. If the document does not make it clear that a name is the father, do not index it. Press Tab to skip this field.

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as Sr, Jr, or Mr. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If a given name was abbreviated, type the name as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation.

There will be names from other cultures included. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in this field.

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

Click here to see an example: Thomas

Bride's Father's Surname

Bride's Father's Surname

The name of the bride's father was not recorded on all documents. Look carefully to see if and where the name may have been written.

Index only the name of the father. Do not index the name of a guardian. If the document does not make it clear that a name is the father, do not index it. Press Tab to skip this field.

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as Sr, Jr, or Mr. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

There will be names from other cultures included. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the Given Names field.

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: Cornish

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.

Click here to see an example: Mr

Bride's Mother's Given Names

Bride's Mother's Given Names

The name of the bride's mother was not recorded on all documents. Look carefully to see if and where the name may have been written. If the document does not make it clear that a name is the mother, do not index it.

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as Mrs or Miss. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If a given name was abbreviated, type the name as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation.

There will be names from other cultures included. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in this field.

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

Click here to see an example: Katherine

Bride's Mother's Surname

Bride's Mother's Surname

The name of the bride's mother was not recorded on all documents. Look carefully to see if and where the name may have been written. If the document does not make it clear that a name is the mother, do not index it.

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as Mrs or Miss. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

There will be names from other cultures included. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the Given Names field.

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: Labar

Bride's Mother's Titles or Terms

Bride's Mother's Titles or Terms

Type titles or terms, such as Miss or Mrs, 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.

Click here to see an example: Mrs