September 9, 2007

Ancestor Marriage Record Finder

Ancestor Marriage Record Finder
copyright Lorine McGinnis Schulze
Olive Tree Genealogy

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

* Engagement Announcement in Newspapers
* Jewellery Store Bills & Receipts (purchase of ring)

The wedding takes place

There may be a newspaper account of the wedding

.... continue reading Ancestor Marriage Record Finder

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