i am indexing a marriage index and it list the issue date of the marriage license. Do I use that date as the marriage date
Hi Rebecca and thank you for indexing these records for family researchers. If you could send the batch number associated with the marriage index we can help you get the correct answer to your question. The batch number is the long number at the top of the batch. It might look like this: US, Missouri—County Marriages, 1806–1969 [Part O][M9LD-RMY]
Again thank you for taking the time to help.1
Hi Rebecca. These projects have more instructions in the Field Helps that pertain to each field. The Marriage Projects generally give a priority list of dates to use when the marriage date is not on the image.
To access the field helps, click on the entry field (Marriage Day, Month, Year in this case) and then click the purple question mark that will appear. There you find additional instructions for each of the fields.
Usually you will see that when a marriage date isn't on the image, you use the license date, the certificate date, the last bann date, the consent date, the recording date, or any date other than a birth date!
Please check your field helps and report back if your project has this further instruction. Thanks!