On the Internet we can find practically everything. Even some things that we would never have imagined could be on the net. Like for example the marriage certificates of millions of couples around the world. That's right, there is a web page on the net where we can search for the marriage certificate of any marriage partner in the world .
But not only those of marriage, also those of divorce . And, as the website itself explains, marriage certificates represent one of the main primary sources of family information, so they are generally published on the same day that the marriages are celebrated. This also applies to religiously based marriage documents, as these require a civil marriage registration.
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The website that has put at our service the ability to search for any marriage certificate is MyHeritage. By clicking on the previous link you can enter directly into the marriage certificates section.
Marriage certificates vary in content depending on when and where the marriage took place, but generally all contain information such as the names of the bride and groom, ages, places of birth or recent residence, and the number of previous marriages . In some cases, the documents have the names of the parents of the bride and groom, as well as the residence address of after the wedding. Divorce records include similar details, as well as the date of the divorce, the names of the children, and possibly the reason for the divorce. So the more data we have to perform the search, the easier it will be to find the certificate we are looking for.
When entering the commented web page we will see a short form to search for the certificate in question. In this form they ask us for information that should not be difficult to obtain if we are looking for the certificate of a relative.
Among the requested data are the names of the bride and groom, the year of birth and the year and place of marriage . In addition, we can also place keywords to narrow the search a bit.
In the upper right part of the screen we have a link in blue that will allow us to carry out an advanced search . If we click on it, the form expands and requests more information, such as the place of residence of the couple. In addition, it also offers us the option to add more data, in case it helps with the search.
If you want to get a marriage or divorce certificate, you must hurry. On the occasion of the celebration of Valentine's Day, MyHeritage offers free access to 446 million certificates from last Friday the 14th until tomorrow, February 18 . When the promotion ends these certificates will no longer be free.