By Dawne

FamilySearch ROCKS!

This will be of interest to those who have Indiana ancestors – FamilySearch,org recently uploaded more than two million digital marriage record images to its database titled Indiana Marriages 1811-1959. Members of the Indiana Genealogical Society, as partners with FamilySearch have been indexing the state’s marriage records for several years. Until this recent bump, the database was about 68 percent complete and included no record images. In one significant update, the database jumped to 82 percent complete with the more than two million images attached.

The database is searchable and includes data for marriage returns and licenses from eighty of Indiana’s ninety-two counties, including some pre-statehood Indiana Territory marriage records. The counties that have not yet been included are Perry, Pike, Porter, Pulaski, Putnam, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, Stark, Switzerland, Tipton and Vermillion. FamilySearch reports that additional records will be added as they are completed.

In a few cases, images for counties included in the database are not yet available for viewing because of contract issues, but they are available on microfilm and may be borrowed from the Family History Library through its film loan program.