[APG Public List] IL Marriage Question [marriage register]

Jacqueline Wilson wilssearch at gmail.com
Sun Sep 26 12:28:38 MDT 2010


Thanks for explaining Rondina.  I was not sure if this is what you meant or something else.  In my case, I say the microfilm of the actual register while at the historical society , so I am citing that.  I always look for the issued date on the certificate as well as Seals.  


On Sep 26, 2010, at 1:07 PM, Rondina Muncy wrote:

If the "certificate" is simply extracted information taken from the register, then it should be cited differently from a true certificate of marriage or the marriage register. For example, for a mid-nineteenth century marriage in McNairy County, Tennessee, I have a "marriage certificate." This certificate was a modern certificate created in the 1990's. The information from the marriage register had been inserted into the blanks by the county clerk. This was extracted information placed on a contemporary marriage license as they issued to couples walking in the door to obtain one in the 1990s. The fact that I have not seen, nor have photocopies or images, of the entry in the marriage register devalues the information. Not only do I not have anything original from the action (the clerk's record or the original certificate issued), but I am completely reliant on the clerk's competency in filling in the information accurately. In this case, if  I were to cite the "certificate" today, I would note the circumstances of its creation in an annotation within the footnote.

Rondina
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On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 12:52 PM, Jacqueline Wilson <wilssearch at gmail.com> wrote:
Rondina, excuse my confusion.  When you say ""certificate" of information in a register"  are you referring to the actual register or to the certificate issued based on the register?

 
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As I read this thread, I'm wondering whether most of you know that the "certificate" of information in a register is either abstracted or extracted and should be noted as such.

Rondina
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Jacqueline Wilson  
Evanston, IL


Masters Student,  Dept. US Military History
American Military University

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Professional Indexer, Historian, and Genealogist
Deputy Sheriff for Publications of the Chicago Corral of the Westerners
IASPR Newsletter Editor

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