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From: "suzanne m. johnston" <>
Subject: Re: [ALL] marriage records
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2005 10:57:02 +0000
Even though marriage license applications didn't require parents' names
until about 1914 (at least in Allegheny County), you should order the
application from the Register of Wills in Pittsburgh. Based on the marriage
return you can find out who performed the marriage. If by a minister or
priest, you can then trace the name of the church and find out if their
records still exist. That record MIGHT name the parents.
>From: Larry Thompson <>
>Subject: Re: [ALL] marriage records
>Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2005 00:57:40 -0400
>Unless they were under-age at the time of the marriage the record will not
>have the parents names. You'll probably have a better chance with a social
>security card or death record.
>virginia miller wrote:
>>Could someone please advise me where I could send for a marriage record?
>>In particular that of John B. Knox and Eleanor Anderson which took place
>>November 4 1897 in Allegheny. I found this family in 1910 and 1920 in
>>Fayette. I am hoping to discover the name of John's parents.
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