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: http://www.aapld.org
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."