Today’s tip is connect with others. It always sounds so very obvious when we say a marriage record is made up of at least two people.
Generally speaking, there will be at least two surnames, the bride and groom. Sometimes there will be a third, if the bride has previously been married. In the case of my Grandparents, their marriage record certificate show they were both single when they married in 1939.
In that case, both surnames are registered with the Guild – my Grandfather’s surname by myself and my Grandmother’s by another Guild member.
Go a step further. Take each marriage in your own family or study and see if the other surname is registered with the Guild. If so the other member may have additional information to share, or they perhaps have nothing further, in which case they will very likely be glad of the information.
Perhaps the surname is not registered, in which case why not register it. Or alternatively, perhaps the surname is listed as a surname interest.
So, what are you waiting for? Visit the website and search those surnames!