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Why Save Copies of Kansas Marriage Records?
How much “stuff” do you have sitting around your house? If you're like the average person, you have far more than you actually need. Clutter plagues a large number of people, having too many things in one's home is an epidemic. At the other end of the spectrum are those who simply throw everything they can away; those people often refuse to keep copies of things that they may need like, for instance, Kansas marriage records. Why would you need to keep a copy of them?
If you are recently married, then you'll definitely want to keep a copy of your marriage record, because it's primary function is to prove that you're married. That's actually the reason the use of marriage licenses and records began; the church wanted a way to prove that a couple was legally married. This, of course, is long before the internet existed, and even before regular mail was something that you could rely upon. Because of this, the church realized that anyone could say they were married and could be lying about their marital status. Thus, marriage licenses were created.
It may seem kind of silly in today's digital world to save a copy of your marriage record, but in actuality it's very important. After you've been married, in order for your bank and other type of financial institution to change your account, you'll need to prove that you are indeed newly married. Women who take their husband's last name will definitely need a copy of their Kansas marriage records, simply because they'll need to have it if they want to get a new license with their new last name on it. Keeping a copy of new your marriage record is very important.
Why, though, would you want to keep copies of Kansas marriage records of your family members who have passed on? When you're searching for your family's history online, you'll quickly discover a great deal of information, and some of that information can help you build a wonderful family tree that your entire family can have as a keepsake, but what about the records that help you to create the family tree in the first place?
Most websites you'll use will give you the option of seeing a digital copy of the record in question, such as the birth certificate of a relative or someone's Kansas marriage records. If you see this digital copy, you can then save the copy into a folder on your computer. If you do not choose to keep the record you may have a difficult time finding it later online, and if you choose to keep the record you'll be saving something of your family's for your children, and your children's children, to be able to view at a later date. Keeping Kansas marriage records doesn't have to be a burden, but can be a great way to preserve the past and to make the future wonderful.
Kansas Marriages by County:
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