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ProQuest African American Heritage: Birth, Marriage, Death Search Results

A guide to all aspects of the ProQuest African American Heritage database.

Birth, Marriage, & Death Results Tips

On the search form, you selected either Cohabitation or Marriage. After selecting one of those record types, and provided the search criteria you entered and selected was specific enough, a list of matching records displays. You can:

  • Click any link in the Last Name column to display the corresponding record image.
  • Click any of the results column headers to sort your results on that header. For example, Age or Spouse First Name. Click the header a second time to reverse the sort order. For example, clicking the State header sorts your results from A to Z. Clicking the State header a second time sorts your results from Z to A.
  • Select the checkbox in the first column to add the corresponding item to My Notebook.
  • Click the Refine Search button in the left sidebar to return to the search form and modify (refine) your search.
  • Click the Go to Main Search link in the left sidebar to create a new search.
  • Click the Select from list links corresponding to County, Origin (cohabitation), or Place of Marriage to select from alphabetically-ordered master lists in databases.

If your search did not include a State your search results are not a list of matching records. Depending on what you did not include in your search, you can:

  • Click the Cohabitation or Marriage link in the header to return a list of matching records if the total number is shown as less than 1,000. If the number is greater than 1,000, you will have to refine your search.
  • Click a State or County link to display a list of matching records. If the total number of available records within either selection is shown as less than 1,000 a list of matching records will display. If the number is greater than 1,000, you will have to refine your search.

If your search returned no results:

  • Check your spelling.
  • Select Soundex from the Last Name Spelling drop-down, to broaden your search.
  • Also broaden your search by removing a first name for example.

Cohabitation Results Views

Image 1: Cohabitation Results View

Image 2: State Results view

Image 3: Expand by County View

Birth, Marriage, & Death Records Results Views

Image 1: Marriage Records Results View

Image 2: State Results View

Image 3: Expand by County View