When looking for more information about your ancestor, be sure to check the records of the siblings. Marriage records of the siblings can be very informative.
There are two situations when checking marriage records of siblings is especially helpful:
- If your ancestor married just before the introduction of the civil registration and their siblings married after the introduction of the civil registration. Marriage records created by the civil registration are much more informative than the earlier ones.
- If your ancestor’s parents died after he was married, but before one of the siblings was married, the marriage record of the siblings may contain more information about when and where the parents died. If the parents are still alive, it will give you their place of residence so you know where to look for them.
Be sure to check the marriage supplements for these marriage records, since they may include the extracts of the death records of the parents. If both parents are dead, you may even find the extracts of the death records of the grandparents.