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Offline Pam Tree

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Orphans Court Philadelphia Marriage Licence Index
« on: Sunday 25 June 17 11:09 BST (UK) »
My GG Aunt Mary Jane O'Neill was born 17 FEB 1871 in Dungiven, Co. Derry Ireland to parents John O'Neill and Catherine Kealey . I have been researching her for sometime and I can find no information after her birth record other than her brother Hugh O'Neill mentioning her in his Will dated 1943 as the late Mrs Mary Jane O'Donnell. There is no record of this marriage to O'Donnell that I can find in Ireland.

Then yesterday I received great help on RootsChat  with the following information -

ORPHANS COURT PHILADELPHIA MARRIAGE LICENCE INDEX

Mary Jane O'Neill
mentioned in the record of O'Donnell and Mary Jane O'Neill
Name   O'Donnell
Spouse's Name   Mary Jane O'Neill
Event Year   1891
License Number   48669

Marriage took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. in 1891.

Mary Jane O Neill   Immigration   1886   Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States   Female   16    1870   Ireland    https://familysearch.org

Does anyone know  where I can find details of Orphans marriage court records in Phili as I now want  to find out if this is indeed my GG Aunt   
Any advice would be much appreciated



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Re: Orphans Court Philadelphia Marriage Licence Index
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 27 June 17 01:58 BST (UK) »
"Marriage license records for years 1885-1915 are available on microfilm at the Family History Library and Family History Centers."  https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1388247

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"The City Archives also has microfilm of marriage licenses issued by the Marriage License Bureau from 1 October 1885 - 30 December 1915. These records are available for viewing only. The City Archives may not issue any copies of them. For marriage records from 1 October 1885 to the present, contact the Marriage License Bureau, Room 413 City Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 19107" http://www.phila.gov/phils/Docs/Inventor/genealgy.htm#marriages

However, before you pursue that, I think it would make sense to try and find information in the US records on the Mary Jane O'Neill who got married.  All the names involved are pretty common, so you may be able to rule this one in or out with census records, death record, etc.

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Re: Orphans Court Philadelphia Marriage Licence Index
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 27 June 17 08:11 BST (UK) »
Hi Shellyesq
Thank you for your very informative reply ...I will take your advice and go through the census records first before applying for her marriage cert.

Thank you again I really appreciate you taking the time to help

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Re: Orphans Court Philadelphia Marriage Licence Index
« Reply #3 on: Friday 30 June 17 20:45 BST (UK) »
Looking at the marriage registration for Mary Jane O'Neill - License 48669 - this matches Cornelius O'Donnell with the same license reference.

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JV8C-CYW

There is also a birth for Catherine Ann O'Donnell 1893 Philadelphia passed away 19 April 1894 - one year and 3 months - scarlet fever - 729 - N 30 West North Front Street - burial Holy Cross Cemetery. Parents Cornelius and Mary Jane O'Donnell.

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6793-SMK?i=629&cc=1320976

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Re: Orphans Court Philadelphia Marriage Licence Index
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 02 July 17 11:52 BST (UK) »
Thank you Sandra looks like Mary Jane had not a good start to her new life in America. I have been trying to find Cornelius and Mary Jane O'Donnell in census records and a death cert for Mary Jane but not much luck
Thank you once again Sandra for taking the time

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Re: Orphans Court Philadelphia Marriage Licence Index
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 20 July 17 04:22 BST (UK) »
This could be Mary's death record in 1896:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67X-VQK

Birth country, age, and marital status all fit, but since neither her husband nor parents are listed, it's hard to know for sure if it's her.  You may want to check Philadelphia city directories to see if you can cross-reference the address (Uber St.) to her husband's name.

Steve

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Re: Orphans Court Philadelphia Marriage Licence Index
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 10 August 17 08:14 BST (UK) »
Hi Steve I am only checking in to find your much appreciated information. So sorry for the late reply I will certainly now follow though to see if this is my GG Aunt ...

Many thanks
Pamela