It only took 20 years to find, my grandparents marriage license

Have you ever looked for something for so long? Looked almost everywhere you could think of? Talked to everyone you could think of that might know something about it? And then finally (well, almost) give up on trying to find it?

Marriage Certificate-Harry Clemmons Edith Carter

Marriage License for Harry Clemmons and Edith Carter. 12/22/1940

Marriage License for Harry Clemmons and Edith Carter. 12/22/194  eryone you could think of that might know something about it? And then finally (well, almost) give up on trying to find it?That was me trying to find the marriage certificate for my grandfather Harry Clemmons and grandmother Edith Carter. I was told, even seen it in writing from my grandfather, that they were married in Elizabethtown. Thought that would be easy enough to find. I had even stopped by Elizabethtown, Ky to see if I could get a copy. I drive by there often enough. No luck. Then I find out that there are three Elizabethtown’s in the tri-state area. I called each of them to try and find the records, they couldn’t find them. Online databases were not any help.

Now, after about 20 years of looking for it, I stumbled upon it when I went to findmypast.com for the first time to start searching. It came up on the first search. They were not married in Elizabethtown at all. They were married in Morganfield, Kentucky on  December 22nd, 1940. There was nothing earth shattering in the license, other than where they where they were married. But I am so happy to have finally have found it!

 

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