If there was any doubt about the spelling of the name, it can be found in more than one place for the various possibilities. If it could not be determined for a correct probable spelling there is a question mark noted in the record. As in all records there may be errors, some on the part of the compiler of this index or some on the part of the clerk at the time of the entry. However every effort has been made to prevent this.
It goes without saying that if one or more of these records 'appear' to be one you are interested in, make the effort to secure a copy of the document to make a determination for yourself as to the spelling and to secure the balance of the information noted on the document.
The last column in the index is the letter of the marriage book, the year of the document and the license or page number.
The marriage records themselves include the names of the bridge, groom, parents of the bride and groom, which includes the maiden name of the mothers, place of birth, place of residence at the time of marriage. Further they indicate the date of application, date of marriage, names of witnesses to the marriage, place of marriage and name of the party who performed the marriage. There are some documents that have no marriage certificate, however they have been included in this index.
A very big thank you to the following for their help in making this project possible: Box Butte County Judge Glenn Fiebig and his staff for loaning the marriage books to the Nebraska State Historical Society for microfilming - and to me for the indexing. Thank you to the Nebraska State Historical Society for the microfilming and making this available to researchers and preserving these records. Thank you to Muriel Wilkins !or helping type the records and Mary Vidlak for helping with the proof-reading and all the o"r projects I volunteer her for. To my sister, Linda Reinders, for the picture of the bride and groom attempting to'catch' the courthouse while it was being moved from Hemingford to Alliance in July 1899. And thank you especially to my family for their help, their patience and support during this and my many other genealogy projects: my husband Norman and my daughters Deborah and Julie and their children. Without any of the above this project would not have been in this form.
I wish you every success in locating your ancestors and sincerely hope that I have helped somewhat in your endeavors.
Cynthia E Shay (Payne) Monroe
PO Box 94842
Lincoln, Ne 68509
NOTE: THERE HAVE BEEN MANY CORRECTIONS TO THE LISTINGS IN THESE
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