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What Makes a Marriage ? – Rules & Records


An entertaining look at the laws and rules of modern and historical marriage, explaining the legal processes, registration and delving into the history of this special event.  The talk covers the finding and interpretation of marriage records, how to track down divorces and perhaps identify a bigamist in the family.

About the Speaker:  Anthony Marr is a professional genealogist and owner of Chalfont Research. He has completed the Post Graduate level certificate in ‘Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies’ with the University of Strathclyde and also hold a Certificate in Education from the University of Greenwich.

Antony was previously a Deputy Registrar in Buckinghamshire, dealing with all aspects of the registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages in the county. He is the chairman of the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives, as well as a tutor for both Pharos Tutors and the Society of Genealogists.

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