How do I find * smith who married * jones?

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How do I find * smith who married * jones?
in Genealogy Help by Sir William Arbuthnot of Kittybrewster G2G6 Pilot (170k points)

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You need to narrow the parameters of the search, Nation > Province / County > community and at the same time which century and which particular decade. 

It would be helpful to know if the marriage is binary or not. If binary, you need to know which one is the xx and which one is the xy. 

It would be helpful to decide whether you are looking for the license for the ceremony or the ceremony itself

It would be helpful to know if banns were published or if there was an announcement in a local contemporary paper

It would be most helpful to know in the nearest census whether there were any Smith AND Jones in the community

It would be MOST helpful to know when either one or both of the people were born or when they died and whether there were children and if so when was the first child born 

by Susan Smith G2G6 Pilot (429k points)
If it is just a general interest in Smith-Jones liaisions one can do a text search for
Smith Jones
in WikiTree+ and come up with 993 profiles. Most seem to be party to a marriage between Smith and Jones, although there are also Smiths living in Jones County and the like.

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