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18 May 2011

Marriage Bann

A marriage band is an ecclesiastical or civil announcement of an upcoming marriage. Ecclesiastical announcements are typically made on three Sundays before the wedding. Civil announcements may be done in a variety of places. They are more often found in church records than they are in civil records.

Publication of the banns does not mean the marriage necessarily took place. They were to give those "opposed" to the wedding time to know about it.

1 comment:

  1. Boy could I have used that time wisely!

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