Ancestry has sent out the following press release:Â
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEÂ
Infamous Records Tell All â€“ 50 Years of Hook-Ups and Break-Ups Unleashed in Ancestry.comâ€™s Nevada Marriage & Divorce Records Collection; This Valentineâ€™s Day â€“ Whatâ€™s Love Got to Do with It? Find Out What Really Went Onâ€¦
PROVO, UTAH â€“ February 7, 2007 â€“ For more than 9 million people who said their â€˜I doâ€™sâ€™ and â€˜I donâ€™tsâ€™ in Nevada between 1956 and 2005 â€“ the catâ€™s out of the bag. Ancestry.com, the worldâ€™s largest online family history resource, today announced it is unleashing a unique collection of Nevadaâ€™s infamous marriage and divorce records.
Just in time for Valentineâ€™s Day, the collection provides an inside look into this iconic location for marriages and divorces in the United States â€“ from high profile hook-ups and break-ups to nuptials of the common folk. A cross-section of the collection reveals some fascinating and fun facts on getting together, splitting up and everything in between â€“ celebrity sightings, most popular days of the week to get married, percent of marriages that take place in Nevada vs. nationwide, how many marriages take place per minute, number of divorces per capita, shortest marriages of Nevada history, repeat offenders and more.
â€œOnly in Nevada could you find a collection that’s as enlightening as it is light-hearted, amusing and, at times, even absurd,” said Megan Smolenyak, Chief Family Historian at Ancestry.com. “Whether you’re interested in celebrity gossip, statistics on marriage, picking a date for a Vegas wedding, this collection has something for everyone whether you’re researching your family history or simply being nosy.”Â
Crunching the data from the collection, Ancestry.com is launching VegasWeddingOdds.com, an online marriage-predicting site, which, based on your first name, will give you the first names of the people youâ€™re most likely to marry in Nevada. At VegasWeddingOdds.com you will be given the Nevada odds that you will, in fact, someday wed that special someone in your life. Visit VegasWeddingOdds.com to get a glimpse of your odds in Vegas. Continue reading