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. Before Las Vegas became popular, numerous towns across the nation were known as “marriage mills” or “Gretna Greens.” Find out more about these capitals of romance in a presentation by Ginger Frere.
Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: the Search for Marriage Records
When: Saturday, March 1, 1:30
Where: Winnebago and Boone Counties Genealogical Society
Spring Creek United Church of Christ
4500 Spring Creek Road
More information: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilwbcgs/events.htm