The Tiszadada, Hungary marriage index is finally complete! I began typing the index on November 5, 2009 and I completed it last night, January 9, 2010. Two months isn't bad! Not to mention A LOT of procrastination.
Here's a little information on the Tiszadada marriage records. The Tiszadada Reformed church began recording baptisms in 1761, marriages in 1763 and deaths in 1767. They're microfilmed up until 1895. Over the 132 years of marriages, 1,873 marriages occured and were recorded. The earlier records began as very basic. The groom and bride were named and mentioned the town of origin, if not from Tiszadada. Then either the bride's father or deceased husband (if she were a widow) were listed.
The later on you get in the marriages, the more information was recorded. Ages soon became recorded in the late 1770's. Some random fathers to the grooms appeared here and there from 1775 to 1830, but didn't officially start being recorded until 1853. The bride's father was listed since the beginning of the records. The mother's name for the bride and groom doesn't start appearing until 1877. From then on, everything became more and more consistent. Beginning in around 1882, birth dates were recorded here and there with the ages. It didn't become consistent until about 1886-1887.
Now I did something differently with these marriage records than I did with Tiszadob and Taktaszada. The first time with Tiszadob and Taktaszada, I typed up the records into a table in a Word document. This time, in Tiszadada, I created a template (which I will use from now on) and typed the index in an Excel spreadsheet. Now, I've never used Excel before and I don't know how to incorporate it into my webpage, so I'll need to do some reading. Unless someone reading this has some prior experience?! :)
For now, I'll just give a direct link to the Excel data file. It may open up directly in your browser, or it may download and open up in Excel on your desktop. I'm not sure. But the file isn't large.. it's just text and no images. I'd like to know how everyone feels about the template I used to index the records. Give me some feedback!