[APG Public List] Re: Texas Marriage Problem

Linda Johnson lindajohnsongenealogy at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 11 18:28:40 MDT 2010

Hello, Alvie,

Perhaps the marriage did not occur in the county where the license was issued. (Licenses in Texas are valid anywhere within the state, and the return is sent to the county where the license was issued, not the one where the marriage took place, if there's a difference.) 

The Texas Department of State Health Services has marriage license application indexes, downloadable by year, including 1984, at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/vs/marriagedivorce/mindex.shtm . You might check that to see where the license application was made, then contact the clerk of that county, if appropriate.

Happy hunting.

Linda Johnson

Alvie wrote:

<I have run into a problem with finding a marriage record in Texas.>


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


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