Any type of record of marriage. Including, but not limited to marriage certificates, marriage licenses, dowries, and marriage taxes.

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Where were my parents married?

My parents were married 59 years ago today (Christmas day 1954). The problem is that I can not find their marriage license anywhere and to add to the problem my mother was 1/2 black and in Georgia ...
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What could an “X” under 'Spouse's Previous Husband's Name' mean?

In this marriage record on FamilySearch, there is an "X" for 'Spouse's Previous Husband's Name'. What makes this significant is that the groom, Daniel Gebhard(t?), might have been married twice. If ...
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What is term Sojourner on late 18th Century Marriage Record from Devon (England) likely to mean?

A transcription of the Marriage Record of my 4th Great Grandfather John Creber to Harriet Palmer in Marystow, Devon, England on 9 Jun 1794 can be found here. I am intrigued by his Parish being listed ...
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What is the value of recording the witnesses of a baptism or marriage?

Baptismal and marriage records may include witnesses. What is the value of recording the names of the witnesses? How can this information be used?
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Why would FamilySearch.org index be showing a person's age in a marriage, if that's not in the Parish Record?

This problem is somewhat similar to an earlier question of mine, but the issue is more general than before. In one tree I am researching, I can find a marriage record for Nathaniel Claughton and ...
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What does it mean for woman to have the title of Mistress in a marriage record?

I found a marriage record* where the woman has the title of "Mistress". What does that title mean in this case? I know that title of "Mistress" has multiple meanings. The woman was previously married ...
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Was there a special Marriage license for Non-US Citizens in 1925?

My Great Uncle and Aunt sailed from Belfast, Northern Ireland to New York in August 1925. They were married on 25th November 1925 in Philadelphia and i have never been able to obtain a wedding ...
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Odd Delaware marriage document

I recently found (via ancestry.com) this document regarding the marriage of my great-grandparents (specifically my father's mother's parents) in 1883, from the Delaware Marriage Records, 1744-1912. ...
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looking for information on a marriage that took place in russia

My fathers parents where from poland, We know they escaped to Russia (sibir?) just before WWII and got married there. At a later time they moved to camp wegscheid near linz in Austria where my father ...
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What proves a marriage?

My grandmother (deceased 1931) married in 1919 in Victoria, Australia. My mother tells how her mother forgot to register her marriage and when she remembered about it, it was decided they would not do ...
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Financial preconditions on Jews for marriage in early 19th century in Germany?

In 1822, Abraham Decker, age 24, married Rebecka Aron from Mettenheim, age 27 in Gauersheim, in the the Pfalz region of Germany. Their ages were given in the marriage announcements posted in the ...
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UK Marriage Witness Index

In the 1990's, Ted Wildy of New Zealand created an index of marriage witnesses, which had contributions of the names of the witnesses of many marriages in the UK (as well as Australia and New ...
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Citing German marriage documents from 1822

I found a bunch of documents related to the marriage of Abraham DECKER and Rebekka ARON on FHL film 488380 labeled "Eheverkündigungen, Heiratsbelege 1816-1826." The documents are statements about and ...
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Parish Records for Belper, Derbyshire, England

Does anyone know of a good searchable (i.e. CD or Web site) source for parish records for Belper in Derbyshire (UK)? I have tried to contact the Derbyshire family history society for information but ...
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Citing local BMD registrations in England and Wales

The index of civil registrations of births, marriages, and deaths in England and Wales can be found on the FreeBMD Web site. This is not yet complete but fuller versions can also be found on the ...