◻ Confirm marriage of John Nelson to Mary marks

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im pretty sure my dad entered this info into family search (Mary marks has family search ID 2MGL-2LJ) from info in a diary he found for her husband John Nelson, but there’s no concrete sources at present

Known Info

Searching for
Marriage Details
Birthyear
1783-1783
Birthplace
Ireland
Marriage Year
Anytime
Marriage Place
Anywhere
Childrens' Birthyears
1817-1825
Childrens' Birthplaces
Anywhere
Death Year
Anytime
Death Place
Anywhere
Preferred Research Tip Type
Online, Original, Official Documents

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Talk to living relatives

Looked useful, but didn't find anything

My dad replied via email: =========== Dear Mike, i don't remember using your site or entering anything about the marriage of Rev John Nelson ot Mary marks. But then I am forgetful I checked his death date from several obituaries that I have . It seems that he died on Sunday 20th May 1877 aged 92. Although another obit reads he died on Sunday 20th April 1877(but 20th April 1877 was a friday so i think this is perhaps not correct) I can send you all the stuff I have on him but don't have any certificatesI don't know how to log on to your site to post comments there. ============ He has previously given me all the original documents he has, and I've uploaded them to the family search tree, but there was nothing concerning Mary mark's. So I assume it's from John Nelson's diary. So I asked my dad if he could lend it to me. ============ He sent me JPEGs of all John Nelson's diary, now to read through it (I might try to transcribe it, as that just makes it more accessible and searchable even). I've read pages 91-95, so far it's mostly just talked about his church ministry.

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Use Ancestry.com's record hints

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An ancestry.com user has a tree with data that might be a match, featuring her parents and marriage info. See https://www.ancestry.ca/family-tree/pt/PersonMatch.aspx?tid=11703298&pid=-415693291&_phsrc=GKQ2&_phstart=default&usePUBJs=true

Ancestry.com can give you automatic record hints (e.g. suggesting a birth certificate for one of your ancestors) without you doing nearly anything. To get their automatic record hints, you just need to sign up for ancestry.com and enter as much of your family tree as you know. After that, ancestry.com… Read More...

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Use Ancestry.com's record hints

Ancestry.com can give you automatic record hints (e.g. suggesting a birth certificate for one of your ancestors) without you doing nearly anything. To get their automatic record hints, you just need to sign up for ancestry.com and enter as much of your family tree as you know. After that, ancestry.com… Read More...

Search Methodist historical society of ireland

I'm still learning about it , but this site sounds like it would have a good information for folks with Irish Methodist ancestors:  http://methodisthistoryireland.org I will add more info about this resource as I learn about it Read More...

Check the Family Search Wiki for Tips

If you can't find any more good research tips in Dead Easy, the Family Search wiki is a great resource for finding research tips. Go to https://familysearch.org/wiki/en Click on the continent your ancestor is from  Then click on the country Create a research tip in Dead Easy for each tip you… Read More...

Google it

When using http://Google.com to search for family history data, here are a few tips to bear in mind: record what search terms you tried (eg "John Nelson Ireland reverend") in deadeasyfamilyhistory.org, or wherever you keep track of your research progress (this way you'll remember what you already tried) also record the urls… Read More...

Get Ancestry DNA and then compare family trees with possibly related individuals

When researching your family tree, using Ancestry DNA can help you find other closely related users and their family trees. Here's how you can use Ancestry DNA for researching your family history: Get the Ancestry.com DNA tests done. It costs a few hundred dollars, and took a few weeks for… Read More...

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