Here is an image of a marriage license from Allegheny County, Pennsylvania courtesy of FamilySearch:
If you pulled this marriage license up what you would do next? I am guessing you would save the image to your computer and extract all the data but is there anything else?
You might want to click on to the next image, and the next, and the next, and the next. Why? Because Clarence’s divorce to his first wife happens to be attached to this marriage license as is the marriage certificate to Esther. If you stopped when you found this marriage license you would have missed quite a lot.
Here is what the actual search showed:
There is no real clue that there might be more than just this one page so you always want to click the next image just to see what is there. Actually, there is a minor little clue. When you click on the above View Document link, what you see is the cover document for the marriage license. I had to click to the next image to see the license itself. This sort of cover document is very common and it usually means that this a file with several documents.
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