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08 October 2013

Multiple Marriage Records

There may be more than one "record" of a marriage. A church may have a record, perhaps of the banns as well as the actual marriage. The local government may have a civil record of the marriage, in addition to possibly having a license, bond, or other materials that were a part of the "application to marry" process. Local newspapers may also mention the event.

Pension records and later documents may provide less contemporary information, but may be just as reliable.

Multiple marriage records doesn't mean "multiple marriages." That's a different tip.

1 comment:

  1. I am currently trying to document a daughter's connection to the family. The State of CT marriage license does not list the parents of the bride. I have written to churches in the area, looking for the religious certificate & hoping it will show the parents' names.