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Genealogy Searches and Pre-1538 Marriage Records
Genealogy Searches and Pre-1538 Marriage Records
Finding a pre-1538 marriage promises to be an exercise in frustration. But there are some avenues you can pursue....
Genealogy Source For Non-Anglican Marriages
Genealogy Source For Non-Anglican Marriages
The genealogy sources for non-Anglican marriages are thin on the ground, as many simply weren't considered valid. But some were recorded, and these are the best ways…...
Genealogy Sources For Non-Anglican Ancestors
Genealogy Sources For Non-Anglican Ancestors
Even if your ancestors weren't members of the Church of England, there are several ways in genealogy that you can use to can trace them...
Handfasting and Marriage
Handfasting and Marriage
Some people believe handfasting was a trial marriage, but it wasn't and it had great significance in medieval times....
How to Use Church Marriage Records to Trace Your Ancestors
How to Use Church Marriage Records to Trace Your Ancestors
After 1538, all marriages were supposed to be recorded, but record-keeping could be sketchy. After 1754, however, things brighten a great deal for the genealogist....
Marriage Certificate Problems
Marriage Certificate Problems
Where you can't find a marriage certificate that you're certain exists, here are some other avenues to follow....
Marriage Records: Scotland, Ireland, Channel Isles
Marriage Records: Scotland, Ireland, Channel Isles
Many people have ancestors who aren't from England or Wales. This can tell you how to find marriage certificates from Scotland, Ireland, the Channel Isles, Isle of Man…...
New Zealand Marriage Records
New Zealand Marriage Records
Marriage certificates in New Zealand are kept by the Registrar General. This tells you how to search for and obtain marriage certificates for your ancestors....
The Problems With Common Law Marriage
The Problems With Common Law Marriage
Common law marriages were often once very normal, but what can a family historian do when there's no legal paper trail?...
Using Marriage Certificates for Genealogy Research
Using Marriage Certificates for Genealogy Research
In genealogy you can learn more from marriage certificates than almost any other document. Here's where to find them and what you can discover....
Were Fleet Marriages Taken as Legal?
Were Fleet Marriages Taken as Legal?
Fleet marriages aren't well known, but they stand as a curious little aside in the history of English marriages....
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