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14 June 2012

What's The Real Order?

In viewing some marriages as listed in the Bourbon County, Kentucky, marriage register for the 1815 era, it was easy to see that the marriages were not listed in the register in precise chronological order. In looking at the entire set of pages, it became clear that they were listed in the order in which the minister or Justice of the Peace brought them in as the entries were clustered by the name of the officiant.

There may be a reason why things appear "out of order." You may not be looking at the right part of the record in order to determine what the order actually is.

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