JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Entries in the new NYC (pre 1930) marriage license database, that don't have NYC marriage certificates #general


Renee Steinig
 

Mark London <mrl@psfc.mit.edu> wrote about NYC marriage license
applications now indexed on Ancestry for which there are no NYC
corresponding certificates. I've encountered another problem: missing
listings of licenses obtained in NYC. I'm quite sure of one of them
because I was the bride! The license was undoubtedly issued in the
Manhattan Marriage License Bureau in (yikes!) June 1967: I have a
paper copy of the license, obtained last year, not to mention a
50-year-old souvenir pen!

After I could not find my own license in the index, I searched for
total listings in 1967 and surrounding years. The counts: 1965 -
136,256, 1966 - 130,256, 1967 - 18,812, 1968 - 149,888, 1969 -
154,022. I think it's safe to say that most 1967 licenses are missing
from the index.
Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY USA
genmaven@gmail.com

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