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PINELLAS COUNTY MARRIAGE RECORDS INDEX
In 1995, Patricia Bennett began extracting indexing data for the
Pinellas County marriage records from the official index on microfilm at the
Pinellas County Court House. This index covered Florida’s First Century
(1845-1945) of Pinellas County marriages. Linda Carpenter joined the project in
1995 as database manager.
Both Linda and Pat had to move away from the Pinellas County area in
1997, Bennett to Punta Gorda, Florida and Carpenter to North Fort Myers,
Florida. At that time they had only indexed through the letter “D”,
approximately 8,300 records. There the work stopped for awhile.
In 2002, the Board of Directors of the Pinellas Genealogy Society
agreed to begin purchasing the microfilms of the actual marriage records to work
from in lieu of the index microfilm. As a result, the focus of the project has
shifted from an alphabetical orientation to a chronological one.
The first roll of microfilm, 1911-1930, was sent to Linda
Carpenter. Her efforts entail comparing the microfilmed records with the
computerized indexing of letters that has been done (A-D) for each year and then
adding entries E-Z for a particular year. At this time the records have been
verified and indexed through September 1926 (3,563 pages).
Special note should be made that the Pinellas County Courthouse
microfilm index does not include any of the 1914 or 1915 marriage records for
some reason. These have been added by working from the actual marriage records.
Last updated on
13 December, 2012.
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