Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Marriage Records

Ginger Frere will present Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: Searching for Marriage Records at the next meeting of the Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at Forest View Educational Center Room 100 2121 S. Goebbert Road Arlington Heights, Illinois

Arrive at 7:00 p.m., prior to the presentation, for casual discussion or to exchange information with others who enjoy genealogy.

Youve looked through civil records and church records. What else should you do if you cant find your ancestors marriage records? In the United States, requirements for a valid marriage have changed over time and varied from state to state. Today, couples in a hurry might rush off to Las Vegas. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, numerous towns across the nation were known as Marriage Mills or Gretna Greens. Learn about some of these locations and find out why you might be looking for marriage records in the wrong place.

A life-long Chicagoan, Ginger Frere has been involved in family history for more than 15 years. She is the principal of Information Diggers, providing a variety of research services. In addition, Ginger works in the Genealogy and Local History section at the Newberry Library of Chicago, which is noted for its genealogical holdings and services.

Meeting sponsored by Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists, P.O. Box 148, Mount Prospect, Illinois, 60056

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