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What is this place in County of York on UK War Office Marriage Record?

It says "Leeds in the County of York"
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Deciphering 1868 Irish marriage record?

Counkilla or Ceancullig (Gaelic: Ceann Coille) is located just north of Drimoleague. It is a townland in Drimoleague parish. Clearly there are numerous spelling variations of this place that you may ...
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Looking for marriage of Annie Elizabeth to James Spencer Ward, ca 1900 in Cheshire?

Interestingly, James and Annie's headstone seems to hold some key information about Annie's ancestry and therefore her marriage. It can be found on FindAGrave: As you can see, the Wards were buried ...
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Married twice, but …

One thing to research is their later church affiliation. One possibility is that between 1925 and 1928 they changed their religious conviction. The Roman Catholic church, at the time, may not have ...
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Deciphering Work Profession from marriage certificate

I read it as ”Sapper. New Zealand Tunnelling co.” (Co = company). So he was a soldier in an engineers regiment. Digging trenches and tunnels presumably.
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Looking for marriage of Annie Elizabeth to James Spencer Ward, ca 1900 in Cheshire?

I assume that the children you have found in the birth indexes are these ones: Eveline Edith WARD 1903 Q4 Chester 8a 380 Rose Gertrude WARD 1905 Q4 Chester 8a 364 James Spencer WARD 1907 ...
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Providing evidence of Consent of Parents for Marriage by minor in England in early 1800s?

The rules had been set out in Hardwicke's Marriage Act 1753. The Act required that, for a marriage to be valid, it had to be performed in a church and either after the publication of banns or the ...
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Translating column headings in Hungarian marriage register (from Slovakia)?

The language of the text is Hungarian. Mainly using an online translator and dictionary and the word list linked by @ColeValleyGirl, I came up with the following: Hazasultak: marriage A jegyesek: the ...
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Meaning of profession Batswoman on marriage certificate

Based on this reference work originally referred to by @ColeValleyGirl in her comments to my question it states: A batman or an orderly is a soldier or airman assigned to a commissioned officer as ...
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Wording on an English marriage register from Somerset in 1834

The word resident at that time implied ownership. A resident of the parish will have owned property. They own a residence. Being described simply as of the parish indicates the person lived there but ...
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Local record of serviceman's marriage in British Mandate Palestine?

The Israel Genealogy Research Association (https://genealogy.org.il) is in the process of indexing marriage and divorce records from the British Mandate period. You can search their database and see ...
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What does "Int. Reads" mean on list of marriages from around Boston about 1794?

I believe that this refers to the Intention. At that time, the couple wishing to be married would file an intention to be married. This would be published in the home town of both sets of parents and ...
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What is German translation of this Marriage record written in Kurrent?

Header in Gothic typeface & German language; some words use archaic spelling: [Seite] 114, Trauungs=Buch Jahr Monath und Tag der Trauung. Bräutigam -Wohnort -Haus Nro. -Taufnahme [sic], Familien=...
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Conflicting names of ancestor's parents from different records?

I suggest you obtain a copy of Winifred's birth certificate. It can be ordered from the GRO website. In the New GRO index, here is her entry: As you can see, the Mother's maiden surname is given as ...
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Clarification on GRO index marriage reference?

The GRO (General Register Office) Index of Marriages contains only the names of the bride and groom, not witnesses. I expect this question arises from the fact that often more than 2 people have the ...
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Deciphering Irish Locations & Names (1873 Marriage License)

I'm wondering if the clerk might have mis-heard the name Listowel. For pronunciations see https://forvo.com/word/listowel/ Wikipedia's article on Listowel says: Listowel (/lɪsˈtoʊl/; Irish: ...
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Run away marriage: why did people go to Maryland?

For those interested, the marriage certificate has been found. While the law forcing couples to wait 2 days between the license and the marriage had significantly reduced the number of couples going ...
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Understanding Irish marriage certificate register abbreviations?

I think it is "St." from the address "Cumberland St.", which encroaches on the next box. The bar of the "t" is detached, as in "Cottages" in the groom's address, and the dot is elongated, so that it ...
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Reading church name in Gaelic on Marriage Certificate

Building on @sempaiscuba's highly informative comment: checking the addresses (Tolka Rd & St. Attracta Road) shows that the church is in Dublin (Gaelic: Baile Átha Cliath), which is in the ...
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Finding marriage record using Massachusetts Marriage Index?

You can find the images for the marriage register on FamilySearch. Log in to FamilySearch and select Search > Catalog. Select "Search by Place" and type Massachusetts. Select "United States, ...
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Groom's birth place entry additions

I read Andrievci, Kreis Brod in Slawonien heimatszuständig nach Klattau gl. Bez. in Böhmen The answer to your question lies in "heimatzuständig" or also only "zuständig" (responsible) in other ...
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Locating Hungary Civil Registration original indexes?

If you're willing to put in a little time and effort, it's possible you don't need the indexes. You linked to the Hungary Civil Registration collection here: https://www.familysearch.org/search/...
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Why would the ages on a 1877 Marriage Certificate be so wrong?

The simple answer is probably the obvious one, that they were "creative" with the ages they gave the registrar when getting married, probably because of the age difference, or because ...
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Why would the ages on a 1877 Marriage Certificate be so wrong?

I have several thoughts on this: Ages given on census rolls are not accurate and can be as much as 10 years off either way. Compare ages in different census rolls for the same people and you'll see ...
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Finding a South Carolina marriage record cited in a periodical index?

You have correctly identified the problem. The FamilySearch Wiki article is in error and has directed you to the wrong periodical. Ancestry's About the Database information says: About South ...
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