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25 June 2013

Do You Have It All?

Years ago, when I began my research I obtained a copy of the 1867 marriage license of my relative. I thought that was the entire record. Last month while at the Family History Library in Salt Lake, I decided to make a digital copy of that record from their microfilm.

Turns out the marriage record was not just the license. There was an affidavit signed by my ancestor applying for the marriage license.

Had I not gone back I might never have obtained it.

Do you have the entire thing?


  1. That happened to me with the ships manifest for my Great Grandparents got the first page about 2001 and then about 10 years later I went back to the same ships manifest and looked at the next page and there I got her mothers name and the city where all of my relatives were from. Always look at the pages before and after a document. Lesson learned.

  2. I had a similar experience with a last will and testament. I found there were more entries for the same ancestor.