This is week 17 of the 2015 #52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge where a group of us blog about a different ancestor for each week of the year. To learn more about the 52 Ancestor Challenge visit Amy Johnson’s site at Amy’s website.
I am using this post to practice writing proper source citations. My homework assignment for my ProGen25 study group was writing citations. Instead of just pasting a copy of whatever I can grab to source, from now on, I will be using proper citations.
My second great grandparents, Lewis Howes and Lusina Hedges, were married in Warrick Co., Indiana. They reared their family in Boonville, IN. Their marriage record is indexed twice on FamilySearch due to variant spellings of their names. I do not know if there is an image of their marriage record.
I have listed Lewis last name as Howes, the spelling that my grandfather used. Past spellings include; House and Howse. Lusina was also listed as Sina, or Lucina.
Both index’s below list the same FHL film number, 549452. In searching “Hedges” in FamilySearch.org, the short index came up quickly. Entering “Howse” the search came up with the longer version from a different set of marriage records. This index implies there is an image, however, it is not available online.
The image below is a short form from the 1780-1992, Indiana Marriages index.
This index listing is from the 1811-1959 Indiana Marriages, has more information. Lusina first and last name are spelled differently, Lusena Hodges. The compiler of this index may have read the names differently or the handwriting in the original image may have not been clear.
Indiana, Marriages, 1780-1992, index, FamilySearch.org (http://familysearch.org; accessed 26 April 2015) entry for Lewis Howse and Lusina Hedges, 23 April 1852.
Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959, index, FamilySearch.org (http://familysearch.org; accessed 26 April 2015), Lewis Howse and Lusena Hodges, 23 April 1852, citing Warrick, Indiana, County Clerk Offices.