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19 October 2014

A License Gives Permission

If the marriage license is the only information indicating that a couple married, keep your mind open to the possibility that the marriage may never have actually taken place. A marriage record documents the actual marriage, a license documents the intention to get married.

1 comment:

  1. Applies to banns too. Found an ancestor of mine who posted banns on two different occasions and then ended up marrying someone else! Did she pull out or him, one wonders!