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Explore how to research engagement, marriage and anniversary announcements for genealogical research in this PPT presentation. Learn how to trace your ancestry using marriage records published in newspapers.

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Marriages and AnniversariesMining Newspapers for Engagements, Marriages, Anniversaries & Divorce Records

Thomas Jay Kemp

20 June 2012

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Over 6,100 newspapers

    • All 50 states
    • 1690 to today
    • Over 1.2 Billion Records
    • Millions of Engagement, Marriage & Divorce Records
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Who?

    • Name: Bride
    • Name: Groom
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Who?

    • Name: Bride
    • Name: Groom
  • What?
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Who?

    • Name: Bride
    • Name: Groom
  • What?
  • When?
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Who?

    • Name: Bride
    • Name: Groom
  • What?
  • When?
  • Where?
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Who?

    • Name: Bride
    • Name: Groom
  • What?
  • When?
  • Where?
  • How?
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Church

  • Reception
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Church

  • Reception
  • Bride - bio
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Groom – bio

  • Born in SC
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Groom – bio

  • Born in SC
  • Approx. Age
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Groom – bio

  • Born in SC
  • Approx. Age
  • How long in DC
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Groom – bio

  • Born in SC
  • Approx. Age
  • How long in DC
  • Work history
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Groom – bio

  • Born in SC
  • Approx. Age
  • How long in DC
  • Work history
  • Honor & Trust
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Not seeing:

    • Parent’s Names
    • Other Family
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Out of area – Yonkers, New York

  • Wedding Details
  • Bridesmaids, Maid of Honor, flower girl – all named
philadelphia inquirer 29 jan 189559
Philadelphia Inquirer29 Jan 1895
  • Names, ages
  • Residence
  • Where married
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Philadelphia Inquirer29 Jan 1895
  • Names, ages
  • Residence
  • Where married
  • 1st wife died, 14 months ago
philadelphia inquirer 29 jan 189561
Philadelphia Inquirer29 Jan 1895
  • Names, ages
  • Residence
  • Where married
  • 1st wife died, 14 months ago
  • Married 63 years
philadelphia inquirer 29 jan 189562
Philadelphia Inquirer29 Jan 1895
  • Names, ages
  • Residence
  • Where married
  • 1st wife died, 14 months ago
  • Married 63 years
  • Only death in family
philadelphia inquirer 29 jan 189563
Philadelphia Inquirer29 Jan 1895
  • Names, ages
  • Residence
  • Where married
  • 1st wife died, 14 months ago
  • Married 63 years
  • Only death in family
  • # of children, grandchildren etc.
philadelphia inquirer 29 jan 189564
Philadelphia Inquirer29 Jan 1895

1880 Census

Garrett County, MD

philadelphia inquirer 29 jan 189565
Philadelphia Inquirer29 Jan 1895

1880 Census

Garrett County, MD

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Can You Read This?

i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg.

The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm.

Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

Azanmig huh?

yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

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Over 6,100 newspapers

    • All 50 states
    • 1690 to today
    • Over 1.2 Billion Records
    • Millions of Engagement, Marriage & Divorce Records
    • GenealogyBank.com