Marriage Law for Genealogists
The Definitive Guide
Date of publication: April 2012
The indispensable guide for everyone tracing the marriages of their English and Welsh ancestors between 1600 and the twentieth century. Based upon years of painstaking primary research including new studies of thousands of couples, it explains clearly and concisely why, how, when and where people in past centuries married. Family historians just starting out will find advice on where 'missing' marriages are most likely to be found, while those who are already well advanced in tracing their family tree will be able to interpret their discoveries to better understand their ancestors' motivations.
Rebecca Probert is Professor of Law at Warwick University and the leading authority on the history of the marriage laws of England and Wales.