Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Marriage Indexing: No Marriage Date or Official's Name

We seem to be getting lots of marriage license applications now but with no marriage date and the only official's name is that of the county clerk.

DO NOT try to include a date or an official's name. Simply mark these fields as blank (CTRL+B). Doing anything else would be including some misleading or even false information in our index. Researchers will still be able to search by names of the bride and groom or even the county and find these records.


  1. On July 10, 2007 it was stated that the YEAR of the marriage license was suppose to be used.

    Which way is right?

  2. That post has been changed. If there is no license date, then mark all license date fields as blank (Ctrl+B).

    Sorry for the confustion!