Let us look at some examples before presenting a more detailed methodology:
The marriage record in America is untraceable or incomplete. Then it is necessary to search the marriage contract that should give the required information, or all the birth, marriage, burial, notary or justice records concerning the ancestor, until you find a record having the required information.
The record in France is untraceable. Sometimes, the register was destroyed
or the priest did not yet keep registers. The parish is not always identified
correctly. In some cases, the parents moved between the child's baptism
and the child's marriage or the migrant is using the first name of his/her
godparent. In other cases, the migrant was a Protestant and only
the catholic registers were consulted. Sometimes, no search was made.
Other causes are possible.
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