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15 April 2014

All Those Marriage Dates

There may be several dates associated with a "marriage." There may be a date of the license, the date of a bond, the date the license was returned, the date the license was recorded, and the date of the marriage.

Not all locations have all these records, but make the distinction between them so that you are clear. Getting the bond or getting the license does not guarantee that there was a marriage---just that there was an impending marriage. Things can happen to cause a marriage not to take place.

1 comment:

  1. The only record I have on some family is the marriage license date. Some Catholic Priests did not think they needed to return the information to the County or State. I have several families that I have this problem with and I know they were married and for a long time.