Trying to trace descendants of soldiers who fought with my father in Burma in WW2 and need to find marriage records for granddaughters of one such soldier but can only find marriage records up to 2005.
How can I trace these ladies?
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For England and Wales, there are indexes of marriages from the General Register Office extending up to very recently (I believe updated quarterly). However, they are not available online at this time. The complete indexes can be found at seven locations in England and Wales, where you can search them for free:
If you are not able to access these locations, you may consider hiring a genealogist to search for you.
The marriage certificate may be ordered on the GRO website if you have the index reference, or if you know the date and place of marriage.
Alternatively, if you know the location of marriage and they married in a church, the recent register may still be at the church, and some churches may allow you to search the register (may be for a fee).
If you are not able to access GRO records, you might consider looking in the local newspaper archives. Many weddings may have be recorded there.