Digest everything that is recorded on the census, not just a name and a date.
Look carefully at marriage records. The witnesses and bondsmen may be related to either party.
Marriage Records may only be records of the wedding. However, you may also find the Application for Marriage completed by the bride and groom-to-be. Marriage records may also be corroborated with church records. Check everything for correctness. There could also be a newspaper account of the wedding.
Genealogy is the search for our ancestors. Family history is the study of the lives they led. Using the information from each area provides us with a true picture of our family.
Use confidential information with discretion and sensitivity.
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