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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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In the following months there will be thousands of new records added to help with your genealogy research.

Every old marriage has someone's ancestors in it! Add your records and connect with others researching your genealogy roots!

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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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