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Question #1: There are records from Logan County, West Virginia which have the marriage year as 1833. Is that correct?
Answer #1: Per the Catalog Film Notes for Film 571283: Marriage records, v 2-7 1892-1937 for Logan County Clerk, West Virginia, the actual date of the 1833 marriages should be 1933. You can verify this information by viewing the images via our Partner Site, the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, or click “Visit Partner Site” to view the image from the record detail page. At the top of their image, in the white area, there is a link to view the data associated with this image. When you click on the link, you are taken to a page which shows the marriage date of 1933.
Question #2: There are records from Ritchie County, West Virginia, which have the marriage year as 1871. Is that correct?
Answer #2: If you look at the image (and neighboring images), you will see that the date should be 1891. Unfortunately, the handwriting is indecipherable without looking at neighboring images to verify that the 9 is not a 7, for 1891. In this case, as opposed to Question/Answer #1, you cannot verify the information by viewing the images via our Partner Site; the date at the Partner Site is also incorrectly stated as 1871.
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