Gene Notes

Some random and some not-so-random thoughts on family history.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

They Got Married ... Where?

I love surprising databases. A few weeks ago, I accessed some Consular death records (Americans who died abroad) on Ancestry. Then a friend told me about Mt. Elliott Cemetery Association site (here) and this week it is consular marriage records. I'm trying to pull all the international stuff I can before I drop the membership back to US Deluxe. At any rate yesterday's discovery was US Consular Reports of Marriages, 1910-1949. I found two different marriages, one which I will share with you - US Consul in Costa Rica. I actually knew this marriage had taken place in Costa Rica, but proof is always nice!

Copyright 2011, ACK for Gene Notes


  1. A bit jealous here! I would love to find the circumstances of these ancestors! Did I miss the posts of why they were out of country? I am trying to catch up but sooooo very behind. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sorry, those consular marriages are on Ancestry. I always search these kind of off-the-wall databases, just in case.

  3. Oops, sorry, no idea why they were out of country.

  4. Ah - just found his passport application and he was going to Costa Rica (among other places) for commercial purposes in 1924. I guess I'll have to research this a little more!