Genealogy Chat

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

New Military Records

New military records

Was your ancestor a war hero?

View thousands of brand new military records, including Chelsea Pensioner records, Military Nurses, Prisoners of war and much more.

View military records today

Icons

  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

marriage certs

ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date

Patricia

Patricia Report 16 Feb 2013 15:10

could anyone tell me if a marriage cert was needed for a death in 1933 as proof

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 16 Feb 2013 15:17

Hello Patricia, as proof of what?

Patricia

Patricia Report 16 Feb 2013 15:22

sorry as proof that they were married

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 16 Feb 2013 15:53

No/ the informant would give the information as they knew it and sign to say it was to the best of their knowledge.

You couldn't be prosecuted if you gave any info in good faith

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 16 Feb 2013 17:06

No is the simple answer.

You don't need to give a spouses name when you register a death of a married person - or give proof that they were actually married.

My husband and I registered my mother-in-law's death in 2002 giving her "married" name. We had no idea then that hubby's parent's were not actually married. They had been together since the middle of World War 2 and were a very staid, prim and proper couple but we later learned that he had been married in the 1920's and when the marriage broke up it was too difficult in those days to get a divorce so he just lived with his second "wife" as though they were married.

I spent years looking for their marriage record before a very elderly relative told us that they were never married.

Kath. x

Patricia

Patricia Report 17 Feb 2013 09:18

thanks kathleen
this old aunt was never married to this man has took 7 yrs to find her she died 1933 after chid birth they lived in diferan t places as he was already married and changed part of his name but kept the one part of it so 3 children had one name and others had one he made up then in 1934 he gassed himself and the chidren have got certs but as yet cannot find where they are all buried in doncaster
pat x

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 17 Feb 2013 11:50

Are you sure that they are buried in Doncaster?

Have a look at this web page (it gives contact details for the cemeteries department). Most cemeteries have their burials on computer these days so if you have the date of death they should be able to check to see if these people are buried in any of their cemeteries. They may or may not charge for this service/

http://www.doncaster.gov.uk/sections/communityandliving/cemeteriesandcrematorium/Cemeteries.aspx

Kath. x