Two-page marriage certificates

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anitapgh
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Two-page marriage certificates

Post by anitapgh » 01 Sep 2011, 16:56

Hello,

A quick question. Penna marriage records are two pages: The certificate itself, and then a long form (the record) with personal info. The certificate has the names, ages, place and date married, and officiant, along with relevant signatures. Must both pages be translated?

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Post by johnnyonthespot » 01 Sep 2011, 16:59

You need the long form because it (I presume) contains information such as the parents of the bride and of the groom, birthplaces, dates of birth, etc.

The info on the certificate itself is not enough to definitively tie the certificate to the persons in your lineage.
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Re: Two-page marriage certificates

Post by corrado » 02 Sep 2011, 05:36

Yes both pages need to be translated. And if the signiture is hard to read, if you can call the county clerks office and figure out the name of the recorder, that will help the translator, otherwise he or she will have to just put down 'illegable' which is ok but you want to keep those to a min.

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