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Displaying Your Kentucky Marriage Records
After taking the time to research and gather together a number of your family's Kentucky marriage records, it is likely that you'll want to display them or to have them saved in such a way so that they will stand the test of time.
Let's got back for a minute. Why would you even want to have any, let alone a lot of, Kentucky marriage records? First, Kentucky marriage records are a means of proving that two people have been legally wed. Even if it was generations back, chances are that you can find Kentucky marriage records for members of your family who were born at any time inside the state. Those records can then be attached to some sort of family tree. Is there anything you can do to preserve or display this type of record?
Your Marriage Record
When you get married, one of the things you'll get to keep, aside from the gifts, is your Kentucky marriage record. This record proves two people have been legally married and is necessary for changing your name on your social security card or license. While you can simply store the record in your safety deposit box for safe keeping, you could also choose to display it beautifully.
The classic display method for marriage records is framing. This can be an absolutely beautiful way to display, if the framing is done right. Instead of simply throwing the record into a frame, it should be matted. This not only makes the marriage record look better, but it also helps to protect the record. Be sure to use acid free paper to avoid destroying this important document.
Older Marriage Records
Unless you have a copy of your relatives' original marriage records, given to them when they were first married, chances are good that any copy you get at this point in time is going to be something you have printed. Make sure it is printed on a sturdy, acid-free paper to ensure it lasts for a long time. Displaying the records, however, is a different matter altogether.
If you have only one marriage record from your family's history that you're interested in keeping, then you can simply frame the record as you might do for your own. What if, however, you have a number of different marriage records that you'd like to showcase? One of the best ways to display many records is to do so in a large album. There are many albums available for purchase in which you can place an 8 x 10 photo or something even larger. If you're looking to showcase a number of your ancestors' Kentucky marriage records, the best thing to do is to print them on the right types of paper and then put them into a special album collection. In this way, you'll be able to show future generations a piece of their personal history and be able to preserve what older marriage records look like.
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