Birth cert required to get married in NYC?

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Birth cert required to get married in NYC?

Postby whymse » 17 Nov 2008, 03:36

Hi all,

My GGF has no birth cert from his birth year of 1887. I know his birth date from his baptism form, and his WWI draft card. I have searched for years around that date, but had no luck finding the record. The Municipal Archives also turned up no records on two separate searches.

My question is: He was married in 1912 in NYC (Brooklyn)... Does anyone know if birth certificates were required to marry at that time? If so, there may be a delayed certificate in existence.

I have read that many people got delayed birth certificates for social security, but my GGF died in an accident in 1921 (before SS).

I know this is an obscure question, but I hope someone knows the answer.

Thanks.

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Re: Birth cert required to get married in NYC?

Postby PeterTimber » 17 Nov 2008, 04:09

Try www.italiangen.org and look up marriage in Brooklyn and perhsaps other information as well. You might be able to obtain his application for marriage licence that may contain a record of the document he presented to attest to his irth details bit it a birth record, passport or someother acceptasble form of document. =Peter=

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Re: Birth cert required to get married in NYC?

Postby whymse » 17 Nov 2008, 04:20

Thanks for the suggestion. I have his marriage certificate, so I will call the Muncipal Archives in NYC and see if there is any way to get a copy of the application for license that may have info on what proof was used (if any) to apply.


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