I have a (what I have been told) is a civil marriage certificate for my GGF &GGM from 1895 from NYC. I need church information. Does anyone know if there is likely any additional information at the NYC archives or at the NA connected to this certificate?
I have been told 2 different scenarios-
1. the religious ceremony happened first and then the civil after (religious probably happened in haste) and the religious supercedes the civil. If this is the case why go through the civil?
2. someone else said the civl was a like a petition to marry, registered first and then the religious happened next.
Any input would be appreciated.