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The Clandestine Marriages Act of 1753 marked an important development in the history of marriage by putting the requirements for a valid marriage on a statutory basis for the first time. But what was the situation before 1753, and what practical impact did the Act have on popular practice? This thorough reassessment of law and practice is of particular relevance to those tracing their ancestors. First, the universality of formal marriage increases the likelihood that a record of an ancestor's marriage will exist somewhere; secondly, parish-level studies provide us with a clearer idea of where one may need to look for a marriage; and, thirdly, success or failure in tracing a marriage can be set within the context of the marriage law and practice of the time.
You will learn how tracing slaveholdings and slavery in the family challenges genealogists and family historians to explore the personal relationship and history in instituting slavery on the family including present day conequenses.
Learn why England and Britain are not the same thing and why that matters as you do your genealogy.
Personal experiences of a professional family historian researching in England, referencing the Young and Crich Family of Lakepoint, Utah.