[APG Public List] Texas Marriage Problem

Bonnie Kohler kohlerbj at bellsouth.net
Wed Aug 11 12:12:21 MDT 2010

Alvie, when it happened during one of my projects (the marriage was much earlier), the marriage took place in the next county. The clerks of the adjacent counties both said they didn't have a record. I sent them both copies of the indexed record from FamilySearchLabs, and finally one of them found the original record.

Bonnie Dunphy Kohler
South Florida
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Alvie L Davidson 
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  Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 1:05 PM
  Subject: [APG Public List] Texas Marriage Problem

  Good afternoon folks,

  I have run into a problem with finding a marriage record in Texas.  I went to Ancestry.com and searched for a marriage between

  Robert O. Kroll and Martha Naomi Turner.  I found in the Ancestry Index the date and place of marriage as 9 June 1984 in Dallas County, TX.

  Next I sent a written request to the Dallas County Clerk including a money order in the proper amount with a stamped self addressed


  After about 3 weeks I got a response from Dallas County telling me the marriage did not take place in Dallas County.  

  Next I called the clerk and was told the same thing on the telephone.  

  Next I called the State of TX Vital Records and was told they do not issue marriage licenses but they will issue a verification of marriage

  If the marriage was in Texas.  They do not have a master state-wide index in Austin.

  This couple is still very much alive but I do not wish to contact them personally to tell them I need their marriage record.  

  Does anyone have a clue as to how this mixup happened?


  Alvie L. Davidson CG

  Lakeland, FL 


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