Indiana, Church Marriages, 1780-1993 is a free collection at FamilySearch with a name index to church marriage records from the state of Indiana. Marriages are from various denominations, however, many Catholic marriages are included.

 

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What Can I Learn from Marriage Records?

 

These marriage records may include:

  • Marriage place and date
  • Name of bride and groom
  • Birth places and dates of the bride and groom
  • Residences of the bride and groom
  • Previous spouse, if any
  • Ages
  • Race
  • Parents’ names
  • Name of the officiator
  • Names of witnesses

 

 

How Can Marriage Records Help Me Find Other Records?

 

With information from these records you may be able to:

  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find other vital records such as birth, baptism, and death
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
  • Witnesses to marriages were often family members
  • Search for land and probate records

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