how do i find a marriage certifcate

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Scotlands people site only have the marriage banns and not the marriage - Where do I find the actual marrage?..any help here please
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Scotland's People will be able to tell you whether a certificate is available or not. If the marriage is before civil registration there won't be a certificate and you will have to look for the marriage register which is usually found with the Banns. Have you looked at the images for the Banns (if they are available) and not just the transcription? Sometimes the date of marriage is written there.

You can try looking on Family Search to see what they have but generally Scotland's People is it.

by Rosemary Jones G2G6 Pilot (232k points)
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Hello annonymous,

Civil registration of births, marriages and deaths started in Scotland in 1855 and parish registers started around 1553.

if you are searching before 1855 you need to check the Old Parish Register entries for the marriage & Scotlandspeople always has a registration code with each entry & a digitzed copy of the entry which can be viewed, downloaded & printed. If the entry is after 1855 there will be a certificate which can be viewed, downloaded & printed on the scotlandspeople web site.

All the best


by Billy Wallace G2G6 Pilot (212k points)

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