25 Aug Argentina Marriage Record
Argentina Marriage Record
Above all, marriage records are an extremely valuable resource for genealogists as it ties together two of your direct ancestors. Indeed, it is the key to identifying the wife’s maiden name. Thus, this may potentially unlock a new branch in the family tree.
In general, marriage licenses contain all the marriage information in Argentina. In fact, these certificates are the most common marriage records. Usually, they are available at the local, province or municipal offices. However, what makes this tricky is that marriage licenses are typically filed in the location of the wedding, not residence. So if your ancestors married in a remote location, their documents could be hard to find. Nevertheless, the good news is that a marriage certificate is typically given to the bride and groom, so be sure to check the family paperwork.
The marriage certificate serves as proof of marriage. Marriage certificates can frequently be non-existent for many reasons. For instance, from errors and omissions to fires and disasters in the town offices. However, if a marriage license is lost, it is possible to obtain this information from other locations. First, check in family records, such as pension applications, wills, bibles, naturalization papers, etc. In addition, most of these documents contain specific marriage information. In early Argentina, when people spent a lot of time on ships, marriages were frequently performed by ship’s captains. Therefore, marriages would have been recorded in the ship’s logs.
Guidelines for Requesting Marriage Records
Following the following guidelines with each request will give you the best possible outcome.
Keep your letters short. Don’t include lots of requests and do not include details of your family tree. Remember, there’s a regular person on the other end of this request, probably working in a one or two person town clerk’s office. They’re busy, and the last thing they want to open a letter that’s overwhelming. And be patient with your request.
Provide complete information on an individual and event for which you need documents. Include all the possible names, including nicknames, alternate spellings, etc. List dates and type of events as completely and accurately as possible. If you don’t know the exact date, specify the span of several years.
Always provide a self-addressed and stamped envelope.
When you write for a marriage certificate include the following information:
- Date of Request
- Full name of groom
- Full name of bride
- Date of marriage
- City/County/Province where the Marriage License was Issued
- Your relationship with these individuals
- The purpose of obtaining this information
Census records are also a great source of information on marriages, as are cemetery records, newspapers, fraternal organizations, funeral records, voter registrations, etc.
Always be careful with any documents other than the official marriage license. When relying on unofficial documents and information provided by family members without verification, you should always keep the chance of error in the back of your mind.
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