US, North Carolina—County Marriages, 1762–1959 [Part D]


Record Fields and Indexing Instructions

Image Type

Image Type

Click in the Image Type field, and then click on 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 another image, or is unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list. If the image does not contain a marriage record, select No Extractable Data Image. Press Tab or Enter, and, on the warning message, click Yes. Continue to the next image. If this is the last image of the batch, submit the batch.

Click here to see an example: Normal

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 this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mr or Jr, 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 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: John F

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 Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mr or Jr, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

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: Barnes

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.

Click here to see an example: Tab

Groom's Age

Groom's Age

Type the age in this field.

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: 20

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 this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Miss or Mrs, 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 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: Pauline F

Bride's Surname

Bride's Surname

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 surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the 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 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: Grubb

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, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Tab

Bride's Age

Bride's Age

Type the age in this field.

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: 18

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: 25

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: Dec

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 image 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: 1867

Groom's Father's Given Names

Groom's Father's Given Names

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

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mr or Sr, 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 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: Andy

Groom's Father's Surname

Groom's Father's Surname

Index the name of the groom's father only. Do not index the name of a guardian. The father's name was not always recorded. If the document does not make clear that a name was the father'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 a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mr or Sr, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

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: Hunt

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: Tab

Groom's Mother's Given Names

Groom's Mother's Given Names

Index the name of the groom's mother only. Her name was not always recorded. If the document does not make clear that a name was 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 this 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 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: Sarah

Groom's Mother's Surname

Groom's Mother's Surname

Index the name of the groom's mother only. Her name was not always recorded. If the document does not make clear that a name was 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 a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the 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: Hunt

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.

Click here to see an example: Tab

Bride's Father's Given Names

Bride's Father's Given Names

Index the name of the bride's father only. Do not index the name of a guardian. The father's name was not always recorded. If the document does not make clear that a name was the father'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 this 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 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: Mikas

Bride's Father's Surname

Bride's Father's Surname

Index the name of the bride's father only. Do not index the name of a guardian. The father's name was not always recorded. If the document does not make clear that a name was the father'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 a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the 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 example: Hoskin

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: Tab

Bride's Mother's Given Names

Bride's Mother's Given Names

Index the name of the bride's mother only. Her name was not always recorded. If the document does not make clear that a name was 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 this 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 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: Mina

Bride's Mother's Surname

Bride's Mother's Surname

Index the name of the bride's mother only. Her name was not always recorded. If the document does not make clear that a name was 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 a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the 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: Hoskin

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.

Click here to see an example: Tab