Monday, April 13, 2009

Obtain license in Indiana and marry in Ohio?

From: David Clarke
DearMYRTLE,
I recently found a marriage license, when Indiana put a bunch of this stuff on line, for my 3rd great-grandparents where they got a license in Allen County, Indiana on 2 November 1838. "Family history" including memos in the family bible has them getting married in Sandusky, Ohio in 1838. My question is this: Could you get a license in one state and get married in another?

DearDAVID,

While Ol’ Myrt here isn’t a lawyer, (and I don't even play on on TV), but I believe that the license to marry is useful only in the location covered by the governing body, and therefore my answer would be a decided no. Perhaps my DearREADERS have heard of other circumstances?

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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