Many Marriage Records for Your Family History Research

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How many times have you been searching for the marriage record of one of your ancestors? I’m guessing a lot of times! Marriage records are one of the basic records we constantly seek as we build a family tree. But, did you know there are actually MANY different types of marriage records? Learn all about genealogy marriage records in this video.

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It is the month of LOVE, so I thought we would talk about marriage records and how to find them in our genealogy research. Marriage records have historically been kept, in the United States, and also in many other countries, by two different entities: the church, and the government.

Then of course, within those categories, there are different church denominations and levels and jurisdictions of government. With so many different options, how do we know where and how to start looking for our ancestor’s marriage record?

Find out more about church marriage records in the US here: https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/United_States_Church_Records

Find out more about civil marriage records by searching the FamilySearch Wiki for “[place] marriage records”: https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/United_States_Marriage_Records


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