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From: jim rollins <>
Subject: Re: [TNMARION] New marriage info
Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 07:13:58 -0700 (PDT)
Thanks for finding and steering us towards this important piece of information Bill. We all appreciate it. Jim.
--- On Fri, 5/9/08, bill <> wrote:
> From: bill <>
> Subject: [TNMARION] New marriage info
> Date: Friday, May 9, 2008, 7:20 AM
> First a disclaimer. I am not promoting any paid service. I
> just want
> researchers to know what's available. In this case
> it's ancestry.com which
> many local libraries have access to and is free for you to
> use at the
> Ancestry.com has added a database called Tennessee State
> 1765-2002. As far as I can tell there are no Marion county
> included in this database before 1880. There are 1,656
> marriages listed for
> Marion in the 1880's and then no more until 1919.
> Fortunately Euline's books
> cover this "blank" period. For the 1880's
> marriage records, the index will
> take you to an actual image of the marriage book(s).
> Now the wow! part. Beginning about 1919 and through 2002 ,
> it appears that
> any marriage that was recorded in Marion is in the
> database. The index will
> take you to an image of the marriage bond, marriage
> certificate or marriage
> certificate application with the return stub which the
> minister signs
> depending on which year you are searching in. These
> applications sometimes
> include one or more parents signatures.
> For example, I found my daughter's marriage application
> in 1993 including
> the minister's signature. Same for my sister who was
> married in 1967 and
> same for my parents who were married in 1941(this one also
> included the
> marriage bond). Also found the marriage bond and marriage
> certificate for my
> grandparents who were married in 1904 in White county.
> I did look up some old girl friends to see who they married
> but I have not
> fully explored this resource yet.
> Some points to remember:
> The dates I have given above for data availability apply
> only to Marion
> county - some counties have more of the older info.
> The data from the 4 largest counties is not included - same
> as is the case
> for most TN vital records online.
> There are numerious transcription errors in the index but I
> have not found
> that to be a problem in locating a marriage and then you
> can look at the
> actual record to see for yourself what it says.
> Bill Mc
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