When researching our ancestors, one of the most important events is their marriage(s). Determining their spouse and the date and location of marriage is important as we document the major events in their lives.
Most folks limit their search to the obvious repositories, whether online or not, focusing primarily on marriage certificates and licenses. There are many other ways to determine specifics about someone’s marriages, as well as finding clues that help you find their exact marriage date, location, and of course, their spouse.
Many of these listed source types should not stand alone as evidence of the actual date and location of marriage – so you might want to check many of these sources to provide corroborating evidence.
I have put together a Quick Reference Guide that has 27 different ways you can find marriage records and other marriage references and information.
To obtain the one-page Quicksheet pdf for easy reference, you can download it by clicking on Marriage Records Quicksheet
For all the previously published Quick Reference Guides, click on QuickSheets
Good Luck and Happy Hunting!