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Marriage banns of the Church of England


Banns of marriage a proclamation of intended marriage , repeated three times at weekly intervals in the parish churches of both the bride and bridegroom. To dispense with banns required a marriage licence.  Both banns …

Divorce records in Genealogy


Until the English Reformation in the sixteenth century, divorces were granted by the Pope. Death was otherwise the only agent for the permanent dissolution of a valid marriage. Marriages found on investigation to be invalid …

Birth Certificate

Birth Certificates

Information about birth certificates to help your genealogy and family history research. Standard Certificates This is a full copy of the birth entry and includes particulars of parentage and registration. Short Certificates A short certificate …