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Estimate a Marriage Date and Place
Find Your Ancestor in All Possible Census Records: Find a Date
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- Census records 1900 and moving forward in time often list a marriage year or the age at first marriage.
- Find the birth year of the first child and estimate that the marriage took place one to two years before that birth.
- Marriage age for a female's first marriage was about 16-21.
- Marriage age for a male's first marriage was about 18-25.
Find Your Ancestor in All Possible Census Records: Find a Place
Your ancestor's actual marriage date or place may vary widely from these general guidelines. These are guidelines for rough estimates.
- When working with many generations of a family, always begin with younger generations and work backward in time.
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