The reason I collated the information is because you have two separate threads running on
the same subject, I did not see this one to after I had written the comments, I put the
same comments on both threads. It is usually easier for everyone if you open one thread
and wait to see the responses before opening a second one on a different board as many
subscribers are on more than one board.
I always order my certificates from the General Register Office for UK relatives as this
is the official source. The website is:
I have had great success with receiving the certificates. Keep a copy of the order sheet
in case you have any problems, they are very responsive if you can give them as much
information as possible.
On there website there is the information about the records including sample records:
The highlight is that on a marriage certificate the following are found:
* Date and place of marriage.
* Name, age and marital status/condition of man and woman.
* Occupation and usual address.
* Name and occupation of each party's father.
* Names of the witnesses.
* Name of the person who solemnised the marriage.
When I had trouble finding the parents of a family member I buy the birth certificate for
the mothers information and the marriage certificate for the fathers information. I have
had the case where the person getting married has provided their step fathers information
as their fathers information so be aware of this.
I look forward to an update.