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From: "Wilson, Donald L" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Elopement destinations
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 12:25:15 -0500
In-Reply-To: <mailman.27181.1197167603.18604.apg@rootsweb.com>


Prince William County, Virginia, appears to have become a Gretna Green
in the late 1930s due to tightening up of the marriage laws in Maryland
and the District of Columbia in 1937. See the feature article by Tish
Como in the July 2007 issue of "Prince William Reliquary." Go to
http://www.pwcgov.org/library/relic/reliquary.htm and click on "July
2007" to read it.

An index to all marriages of Prince William County 1938-1943 can be
found in our Digital Library at
http://www.pwcgov.org/library/digitalLibrary/marriages.htm. The index
contains the names of the parties, their current residence, age, and
place of birth. Many of them are from out-of-state residences.

Donald L. Wilson, Virginiana Librarian,
Ruth E. Lloyd Information Center
for Genealogy and Local History (RELIC),
Prince William Public Library System,
Bull Run Regional Library,
8051 Ashton Avenue, Manassas, VA 20110-2892
703-792-4540 www.pwcgov.org/library/relic




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