US, Oklahoma—County Marriages, 1891-1959 [Part B]


Record Fields and Indexing Instructions

Image Type

Image Type

Click in the Image Type field, and then click 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 a previous image in the same batch, or is unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list. If the image is an index or the data on the image does not match one of the record types being indexed in this project, select No Extractable Data Image. Press Tab or Enter, and, on the warning message, click Yes. Then continue to the next image.

Click here to see an example: Normal

Click here to see an exampleNo Extractable Data Image

Page or Certificate Number

Page or Certificate Number

Type the page or certificate number.

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

If a record pertaining to the same marriage extends across two pages that have page numbers, index the page number on the first page.

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

Click here to see an example: 574

Click here to see an example271

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 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. 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 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: Benjamin Franklin

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.

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 index 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: Hill

Groom's Titles and Terms

Groom's Titles and Terms

Type titles and 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.

Groom's Age

Groom's Age

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: 23

Groom's Race

Groom's Race

Type the race that was recorded.

If race was abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete word instead of the abbreviation. Use the lookup list for assistance by pressing Ctrl+F. If you are not sure what the abbreviation stands for, index what was written, excluding punctuation.

If the race 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: Indian

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 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. 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 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: Florence

Bride's Maiden Name

Bride's Maiden Name

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 maiden name 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 maiden name, 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 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: Austin

Bride's Titles and Terms

Bride's Titles and Terms

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

Bride's Age

Bride's Age

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: 24

Bride's Race

Bride's Race

Type the race that was recorded.

If race was abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete word instead of the abbreviation. Use the lookup list for assistance by pressing Ctrl+F. If you are not sure what the abbreviation stands for, index what was written, excluding punctuation.

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

Click here to see an exampleIndian

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 a 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: 28

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 a 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: Jun

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 record or from the previous or next image. If you cannot determine the full four-digit number, type what was written on the record.

If a 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: 1903

Marriage City

Marriage City

Type the name of the marriage city.

If the city was misspelled, spell it correctly. If it was abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation. Use the lookup list for assistance by pressing Ctrl+F. If you are not sure what the abbreviation stands for, index what was written. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written as part of the place-name.

If the city 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: Okmulgee

Marriage County

Marriage County

Type the name of the marriage county.

If the county was misspelled, spell it correctly. If it was abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation. Use the lookup list for assistance by pressing Ctrl+F. If you are not sure what the abbreviation stands for, index what was written. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written as part of the place-name.

If the county 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: Okmulgee

Marriage State

Marriage State

Type the marriage state that was recorded.

If the  state was misspelled, spell it correctly. If it was abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation. Use the lookup list for assistance by pressing Ctrl+F. If you are not sure what the abbreviation stands for, index what was written. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written as part of the place-name.

If the state 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: Oklahoma

Groom's Father's Given Names

Groom's Father's Given Names

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

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 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. 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 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: A

Groom's Father's Surname

Groom's Father's Surname

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

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 exampleRemy

Groom's Father's Titles and Terms

Groom's Father's Titles and Terms

Type titles and 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.

Groom's Mother's Given Names

Groom's Mother's Given Names

Index only the name of the groom's mother. Her name was not always recorded. If the document does not make clear that a name is 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 the given names 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 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: Hattie

Groom's Mother's Surname

Groom's Mother's Surname

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

Groom's Mother's Titles and Terms

Groom's Mother's Titles and Terms

Type titles and 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.

Bride's Father's Given Names

Bride's Father's Given Names

Index only the name of the bride's father. Do not index the name of a guardian. If the document does not make it clear that a name is the father's name, do not index it. The father's name was not always recorded.

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 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. 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 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 exampleEarnest

Bride's Father's Surname

Bride's Father's Surname

Index only the name of the bride's father. Do not index the name of a guardian. If the document does not make it clear that a name is the father's name, do not index it. The father's name was not always recorded.

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 exampleReeves

Bride's Father's Titles and Terms

Bride's Father's Titles and Terms

Type titles and 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.

Bride's Mother's Given Names

Bride's Mother's Given Names

Index only the name of the bride's mother. Her name was not always recorded. If the document does not make clear that a name is 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 the given names 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 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: May

Bride's Mother's Surname

Bride's Mother's Surname

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

Bride's Mother's Titles and Terms

Bride's Mother's Titles and Terms

Type titles and 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.