Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index, 1900-1939

Marriage records for ceremonies performed in Arapahoe, Boulder, and Mesa counties in Colorado between 1883 and 1900.

Types of marriage records held by the Colorado State Archives:

  • Marriage License
  • Marriage Application
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Marriage Record or Register

Note: Most Colorado marriage records DO NOT include the names of the parents’ of the bride and groom.


For those interested in Colorado research, I might also note that Dollarhide just completed a new Colorado Name Lists 1858-1998 volume, which gives lists census & census substitutes for the state. The are hundreds of references in the book. However, just links alone to online resources totals 351! Click on the link for more information.

Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index, 1900-1939

The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) currently includes more than 500,000 digitized pages, representing 163 individual newspaper titles published in Colorado from 1859 to 1923. Due to copyright restrictions, CHNC does not generally include newspapers published after 1923.

The official title indicates the time frame of 1900 – 1939. Researchers need to be aware that the coverage is for 1859 through 1939.
To view the FamilySearch images visit and search Colorado , Statewide Marriage Index, 1900 – 1939.


Census of the State of Michigan, 1884

Census of the State of Michigan, 1884


You can search by name, county, township, and year by using the advanced search link that appears below the search box at the top of every page within Seeking Michigan. When the advanced search menu opens, you’ll want to uncheck “Death Records, 1897-1920” and click to put a check next to “Michigan State Census Records, 1864-1894.”

State, territorial, and colonial censuses

Michigan took censuses in different years than the federal censuses. These censuses may have different data compared to federal censuses. Check these censuses for more information on a family.

  • 1843-1969 Statewide annual county census of school age children.
  • 1935 State special unemployment census
  • 1934 State special old age pension act taxable citizens census, coverage incomplete
  • 1848-1924 Statewide annual county census of deaf, dumb, blind, and insane.
  • 1904 Lost

Michigan (U.S.A.) portions of the 1840-1870 U.S. Federal Censuses as well as indexes to the 1827 Territorial Census, 1837 Kalamazoo County, 1840 Pensioners Lists, 1845 State Census, and other early censuses. Information contained in these indexes can include name, state, county, township, year of record, and name of record set.

Census of the state of Michigan, 1884. Comp. and pub. by the secretary of state, in accordance with an act of the Legislature approved June 5, 1883. By authority.

Census of the State of Michigan, 1884


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South Dakota, Death Index, 1879-1955







  • South Dakota Obituaries Archive (recent) (you can obtain copies of individual obituaries online for a fee) includes…
    • Aberdeen American News Obituaries 2001-Current & Aberdeen Farm Forum Obituaries 5/27/2005-Current (Brown County)
    • Pierre Capital Journal Obituaries 12/11/2007-Current (Hughes County)
    • Rapid City Journal Obituaries 5/2/2000-Current (Pennington County)
    • And more South Dakota newspapers

South Dakota, Death Index, 1879-1955

South Dakota vital records filed after 1905 are available. Many birth records for events occurring before 1905 were filed later and are in the system. For births older than 100 years, visit our searchable database. The 100-year-old birth records sites has been named to Family Tree Magazine’s list of Best State Websites for Genealogy for 2015.


Death Collections



South Carolina, Compiled Marriage Index, 1641-1965

South Carolina, Compiled Marriage Index, 1641-1965

South Carolina, Freedmen’s Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1872
The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands (often called the Freedmen’s Bureau) was created in 1865 at the end of the American Civil War to supervise relief efforts including education, health care, food and clothing, refugee camps, legalization of marriages, employment, labor contracts, and securing back pay, bounty payments and pensions.

Abstract of marriages and deaths from the Keowee Courier, 1857-1871 : compiled from the volumes in the library of the University of South Carolina, at Columbia, S.C. University of South Carolina

Abstract of marriages and deaths from the Keowee courier, 1857-1871 : compiled from the volumes in the Library of the University of South Carolina, at Columbia, S.C. University of South Carolina

Marriage and Death Notices from Columbia, South Carolina Newspapers, 1792-1839 Family History Library

This collection represents South Carolina marriage information compiled from various sources. Until 1911 there were no laws requiring marriage licenses or marriage documentation in South Carolina. Therefore, the records gathered to compile this index had to be found in places other than the county courthouses.

U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885

U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885

The Mortality Schedules – In 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 census enumerators were directed to secure in addition to the usually
required census data, information as to all persons dying within the 12 months preceding the census taking.  These lists became
known as the “Mortality Schedules”.

Mortality schedules record deaths in the year preceding the taking of the census. For example, the 1860 mortality schedules include persons who died between June 1, 1859 and May 31, 1860. For each person, the following information is listed: name, age, sex, marital status if married or widowed, state or country of birth, month of death, occupation, cause of death, and the length of the final illness. This database contains U.S. federal non-population schedules from 1850-1880 for the following states: California, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington Territory.

n some cases it may be the only record of a person’s existence. This information was collected in the censuses of 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, and 1885.


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