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when someone remarried for the second time, did they not have to produce evidence of death or divorce from previous partner in 1900s

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on 2011-01-23 08:48:57

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by edmondsallan on 2011-01-23 14:01:21

hello mw1947 - > Tricky question that to answer . Many countries early records were not very defined in the earlier records . bit like the early census . To give you a bit of exanple . In the philippines nothing much was kept except by the churches until 1946 & even today in some Islands some are not digitally recorded . In some countries civil wars destoyed a lot of info . Coming back to your main question - I have always thought you had to produce evidence of seperation / divorce etc if you were going to get remarried . or you were committing bigamy . If you have an official record that you have paid for from which ever country it should give you full details .
Remember though . most countries Have Limitations - Births - 100 yrs from today - marriage 80 yrs from today- deaths - 50 years from today - that means you are unlikekly to get anything in the marriage line after / coming forward = 24th jan 1931 hope this assist you -Regards edmondsallan

by mw1947 on 2011-01-24 17:51:54

Hi edomondsallan,
Many thanks for replying.My grandfather's marriage certificate said he was a widower when he married my grandmother who it was also stated she was a widow. But the thing was, all parties were alive. And indeed my grandfathers 1st wife stated the same when she remarried.I just wondered how they got away with it. No wonder it has taken me many years to search for the truth. It seems our ancesters changed their names to suit, and told a few porkies on the way.
Regards mw1947

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