Aunties and Uncles (DOC) by primusboy

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									Aunties and Uncles
The sad fact is that many marriages fail before they have really had the
chance to become life long love affairs. Some people are simply not going
to make it no matter what, and there are some that just give up far too
quickly. Other times, abuse and other serious issues mean that a marriage
is over - and rightfully so. The problem with this when you are tracing
your family is that these can send you in the wrong direction if you do
not know they are there.
In the past, most who had a second or third marriage usually had all of
their children in the first marriage. Many who married for a second time
(for those that lived over a hundred years ago) did so after the death of
a spouse. Divorce was not unheard of back then, but it was not so mething
that most did. They dug in and stayed with their commitment. When you
look these people up, it may not be clear that they had children from
another marriage, and one of those children could be one in your list. If
you go with the wrong man, you are not going to have a true family tree.
Though the divorces of your immediate aunts and uncles are sad, they are
unlikely to make much difference in your family tree. You can add them
and use this information, of course, but it won't alter your course if
you do not record it. However, when it comes to great aunts and uncles,
they can be the only clues, in a roundabout way, that lead you to the
members of the family that you must include. If the divorces are missing,
information an be wrong and thus your research is going to be all wrong
as well.
You can find out about divorces if you ask living relatives who know the
aunts and uncles in question. If you can reach them, that is something
that you can do on your own. Most will talk about things briefly if they
know you want to know for your family tree research. You can also see
what you can find through vital records searches online through engines
and genealogy sites alike.
You can also save time and aggravation if you turn to what is called a
public records locator to see what happened with your family in the past.
If you want to know when were my aunt and uncle divorced, all you have to
do is search them by name to see what records come up.
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can do your own public records search at http://www.publicrecordspro.com

								
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