Re: Question about New York City Marriage Records #records

Sally Bruckheimer

"I can tell you that the
marriage cerificates are separate from Marriage licenses and applications. These two are bundled together and in the past, unless they have changed, you had to go in person to retrieve on microfilm these latter two documents.  The marriage certificate you could order by mail. "

Not true. I ordered marriage license applications and got them by mail (no index back then). In person is better, as I ordered Bernard Laguna and Rachel Lowenstein and got nothing; I went in person and found them right away: Bernard was Barnett and Rachel was Regina, but with the then odd Laguna, there was no question. People changed their names all the time, especially immigrants (which they were).

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

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