Posts Tagged With: marriage banns

GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 10/20

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Banns (or marriage banns): Church-generated documents publicly stating couples’ intent to marry. The custom dates back to Colonial America; banns were posted or read on three consecutive Sundays. (Definition from familytreemagazine.com ) CLICK HERE for a sample of a banns.

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