Re: Challenge find my great grandparents NYC marriage #general


Rita Margolies
 

Response to Allan Jordan and his search for his great grandparents' marriage
certificate. I searched for 15 years for my grandparents' marriage
certificate. I knew they were married because there was a divorce
proceeding. I had always assumed the my grandfather's name was Scher and my
grandmother's name was Roth, which is what had been used for years and both
had been here a few years by the time they married. I used the bride and
groom indexes on Italian Genealogy to search, but no luck. Finally I decided
to use Rothang, which was my gm's birth name, and there she was! It was
amazing. I just assumed they were using their American names, but I guess
for something so legal they decided to use their original birth names. My gf
was listed as Shur, but on the wedding certificate that last name was
spelled three different ways. My suggestion is to use the birth name with as
many variations as possible for both the given and surname, and use the
bride and groom indexes. I was never able to find these people in the census
anywhere under any name. My husband's theory is that they were spies and
eradicated all record of their existence<g>.

Rita Margolies

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