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Ancestor Marriage Record Finder
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Can't find your ancestor in Marriage records?Most genealogists search Marriage records such as Church records and Vital Stats (Marriage Registrations or Certificates). If we don't find our ancestor in one of those Marriage records, we're stuck! Where to search next? My AMF (Ancestor Marriage Finder) can help.
What happens when a couple marry? What events take place around a marriage? What kind of Marriage record paper trail is created at the time of marriage of an individual? The answers to these questions will lead you to other sources of marriage records and hopefully end that brick-wall.
When an ancestor is married, many records leading up to and surrounding that marriage might be created. Let's talk about records kept before an ancestor marriage and those created after a marriage.
Did your ancestor have a formal engagement?Look for records of your ancestor in
The wedding takes placeThere may be a newspaper account of the wedding.
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Friends and relatives may be notifiedLook for marriage records in
Family Members Record the Marriage
Wedding Gifts are BoughtSometimes family or friends buy gifts that memoralize the marriage.
Separation & DivorceIt was not uncommon, after separation, for an individual to put a notice in a newspaper announcing they were no longer responsible for a spouse's debts
Marriage Date Recorded in Later YearsIf your ancestor joined the military as an adult, you might find his marriage date recorded at the time he signed up. Search
Marriage Date Recorded at Other Life EventsAn ancestor's marriage date is often recorded throughout his or her life. Search the following:
Marriage Recorded throughout LifeAn ancestor's year of marriage is recorded throughout his or her life. If you are really stuck, try to find notation re number of years married in Ancestor Birth Record Finder | Ancestor Marriage Record Finder | Ancestor Death Record Finder
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