Friday, May 20, 2016

Marriage Records: Usual and Unusual Sources

Here are some sources for marriage records:

(1) Marriage bonds, licenses, returns found at the local court house.

(2) Newspaper notices.

(3) Compiled genealogies & local histories - you'll need to confirm them with primary sources.

(4) Church records.

(5) Town or local court records.

(6) Journals

(7) Family Bible

(8) Deeds, wills, probate records. Paper was at a premium during the 1600s - 1800s, so every now ans then a marriage [birth or death] was recorded in the margins.

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