"The second day of Christmas my true love sent to me
two turtle doves..."
Turtle Doves are one of the few in the animal kingdom that mate for life. They are emblems of love and faithfulness.
My gift to you this second day of Christmas is...
...registers and indexes of Marriage Licenses. Let's hope these couples did indeed wed and had a long, lasting, happy marriage!
Register of marriage licenses granted, South Carolina Dec 1765 to Aug 1766
Liste de licenses de mariages émises pour le Haute Canada et Bas Canada - at LAC
List of marriage licenses issued in Upper and Lower Canada - at LAC
Hampshire allegations for marriage licenses granted by the Bishop of Winchester
Henry County - Marriage license bonds, VA 1913
Abstracts of marriage license bonds York County, USA (from William & Mary Quarterly)
Marriage licenses and bonds as recorded in William and Mary Quarterly
Wright County, MO - marriage license records as published in Hartville newspapers
Index to Green County, PA marriage record books 1885-1929
Marriage records, Marion County, IN: Minister's returns for the Board of Health reported to the clerk, Indianapolis, IN 1929-1944
Names of persons for whom marriage licenses were issued by the secretary of the proince of New York, previous to 1784
New York marriage licenses; originals in the archives of the NY Historical Society
Supplementary list of marriage licenses, NY
Abstracts of Leicestershire marriage licenses and bonds
Marriage licenses of the diocese of Exeter Part 3; 1523-1631
Index to the marriage license bonds of the diocese of Cork and Ross, Ireland, for the years from 1628-1750
Leicestershire marriage licenses, being abstracts of the bonds and allegations for marriage licences,1570-1729
Explanation of marriage allegations and bonds