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Look-Up Request of Marriage Certificate

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Re: Look-Up Request of Marriage Certificate

Posted: 1370280089000
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thomasker2, that is not entirely correct. What you will find recorded in books is the marriage license / application with a notation on when the marriage was actually performed. A certificate may or may not have been given to the couple after the ceremony for them to keep showing that the marriage had taken place. I have seen copies of early marriage certificates.

Looking at the marriage application the OP was asking about, it states that the marriage "CERTIFICATE" was returned to the courthouse to be recorded on 28 March 1853. These certificates will not however be on file in the county courthouse, only the books with the marriage license / application and the date the certificate was returned and the marriage recorded as completed. If the official marriage record with the county calls the document returned to them after the marriage took place a certificate then who are we to say differently. Perhaps we need to stop thinking in today's terms.
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