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After Hours Genealogy Workshop in Algonquin

Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: The Search for Marriage Records

When:  Friday, November 4, 4:30-10:30 pm
Where:  Algonquin Area Public Library District, 2600 Harnish Drive, Algonquin, IL
Who:  Ginger Frere
More information:
Contact: Virginian Freyre, Adult Services Librarian, (847) 458-6060 x112

You've looked through civil records; you've looked through church records.  What else should you do if you simply can't find your ancestor's marriage records?

In the United States, the 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 1800's and early 1900's, numerous towns across the nation were known as "marriage mills" or "Gretna Greens."

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