Searching for maiden names in old marriage records should be one of the first priorities of all genealogy research. One maiden name brings a whole new set of ancestors and their stories into focus....

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Who had the first marriage?

The ancient society that began the formal custom of marriage is not clear, but ancient writing has described the love and marriage of different historical brides and grooms, and pottery recovered from this era has been found decorated with wedding scenes. Records must have been kept of marriages with dates and names-wouldn't it be great if we could possibly trace our family history back to these early wedding participants!

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Places marriage records may be found:

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  • Divorce records
  • Family bibles, letters and diaries
  • Family traditional stories
  • Old biographies
  • Old newspapers
  • State Archives

Other useful genealogy websites:

All Free Records.com - Public Records and Where to Find Them - AFR shows what public records are held in a state and by whom, with the addresses to request them or get more info.

Ancestorhunt.com - Bible Records, Genealogy Search Engines, Obituary search, US and UK searches and more!

Census Diggins - Databases and transcriptions. Don't forget to register for the weekly Free Giveaway!

CensusFinder-Free Census Records - County level Census for the US, United Kingdom and Canada Census. This is the best collection of records and links to be found today and includes useful information about every census.

Free Genealogy Search Engines - free genealogy searches and sources by state.

Genealogy Links - Genealogy resources and guides for the united states.

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