Top Tips for Searching Marriage Records

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on February 4, 2014 in Australia, Content, Marriages, New Zealand, Tips and Hints

Vital records—records of births, marriage, and death—are the basic building blocks of family history research as they contain lots of information for your family tree. Marriage records can reveal religion and other details like age and place of birth, occupation, residences, and parents’ names. We’ve put together our top search tips to help you make… Read more

Manchester Parish Records – how do they appear online?

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on February 19, 2013 in Births, Content, Deaths, Marriages, United Kingdom

Authored by Clare Connolly.  Clare is one of a team of Ancestry camera operators who have been working on the digitisation of the new Manchester Parish Registers, 1541-1985. We’ve just launched onsite the new Manchester Parish Records, 1541-1985. These crucial records are the result of months of work behind the scenes to digitise the original… Read more

New UK Civil Divorce Records, 1858-1911

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on January 18, 2013 in Australia, Births, Content, Deaths, Marriages, New Zealand, United Kingdom

ORIGINALLY AUTHORED BY ANCESTRY.CO.UK It’s a family history conundrum. You don’t like to imagine your ancestors having difficult lives. But every time they hit tricky times they seem to be really well documented, and provide some of your most fascinating discoveries. This is true of Poor Law records. It’s definitely the case with criminal records.… Read more

US Consular Reports of Marriages 1910-49

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on April 4, 2011 in Content, Marriages, USA

Elaine Strang (of Michigan) and Frederick Donaldson (of Ohio) were married on 27 July 1916 by Reverend Lewis Hodous, authorized to join the couple by the laws of the state of Ohio. So why did the marriage take place in Foochow, China? Documenting the marriage of an American citizen (or citizens) overseas fell to US… Read more

Fame and scandal amongst a century of ‘runaway weddings’

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on February 14, 2011 in Content, Marriages, United Kingdom

On this Valentine’s Day, we revisit the Gretna Green Marriage Registers 1795-1895, a fascinating collection which details the weddings of more than half of all Brits who crossed the Scottish border to marry without their parents’ consent. The collection, also referred to as the ‘Lang Registers’ , contains the marriage records of Gretna Green’s most… Read more