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Love Notes
7/31/2014
Documents produced by marriages
Several different types of marriage documents are generated before a couple says “I do.” While all of these won't exist for any one couple, all are worth looking for.

Banns: Church-generated documents that were a custom dating back to colonial America. Banns of a couple's intention to marry were posted or read on three consecutive Sundays.

Certificates: The document given to the couple after the ceremony, may be found among family papers. It may not have all the personal detail that can be found on a license. Copies of certificates may be recorded in the church or with a town or county clerk.

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