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12 May 2015

Does A License Mean They Married?

Not all couples who took out a marriage license were actually married? Make certain the marriage license was returned or that there is some notation or certification that the marriage actually took place. Most couples who took out licenses married, but sometimes couples changed their mind at the last minute.

1 comment:

  1. I've seen in marriage books records that showed no entry for the "return," yet the couple lived together as husband and wife. I have to assume they were married, and the Minister or Justice of the Peace did not make the trip to the county courthouse to complete the record.