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Offline Chris5856

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Cant find a marriage.
« on: Thursday 12 November 20 10:36 GMT (UK) »
On a birth certificate in 1938, which took place in Scotland, the childs parents (Alexander McDowall & Violet Steele) (all three no longer with us) have their marriage date and location on it. Its 26 February 1936 New York, USA.

I have searched all the online resources I can find and I cannot find this marriage. How do I find out for sure if this marriage took place? Theres a possibility it didn't.

Thanks in advance for any advice you may have.
McKay - Belfast / Coatbridge & Airdrie
Quinn - Letterkenny /Coatbridge & Airdrie
Delaney - Airdrie
Shannon - Belfast / Coatbridge & Airdrie
Johnston - Airdrie & Coatbridge
O'Brien - Dublin / Liverpool
Dunn - Liverpool

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Re: Cant find a marriage.
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 12 November 20 11:52 GMT (UK) »
Have you been able to find an outgoing or incoming passenger list for either of them?

I'm not seeing anything.

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Re: Cant find a marriage.
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 12 November 20 12:34 GMT (UK) »
Have you been able to find an outgoing or incoming passenger list for either of them?

I'm not seeing anything.

Maureen

Me neither so far. Have you got any birth dates, immigration dates or anything else ?

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« Reply #3 on: Thursday 12 November 20 12:47 GMT (UK) »

Perhaps this is the death ?

Violet Steele McDowall - 0 - 1938 - 644/5 1193 - Springburn

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« Reply #4 on: Thursday 12 November 20 12:54 GMT (UK) »
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, Electoral Register 1955/1956/1957/59 - shows the couple at Elliston Drive Glasgow

1947 Cumberland Street - Alexander and Violet McDowall.

1949 Eglington Street - Alexander and Violet McDowall.


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« Reply #5 on: Thursday 12 November 20 13:14 GMT (UK) »
There is a death Springburn Glasgow in 1960 for an Alexander McDowall aged 69 years.
Which would make him born 1891 but still having no luck on passenger lists.

Alexander McDowall  - 69 years -  1960 644/4 18  - Springburn

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« Reply #6 on: Saturday 14 November 20 12:04 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for all the replies. Violet Steele McDowall was a twin who only lasted few hours. I cannot find them on passenger lists either. Im beginning to think the marriage never took place.
McKay - Belfast / Coatbridge & Airdrie
Quinn - Letterkenny /Coatbridge & Airdrie
Delaney - Airdrie
Shannon - Belfast / Coatbridge & Airdrie
Johnston - Airdrie & Coatbridge
O'Brien - Dublin / Liverpool
Dunn - Liverpool

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Re: Cant find a marriage.
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 14 November 20 13:53 GMT (UK) »
Puzzling,isn't it?

Just to get back to Sandra's question-could you confirm the years of birth for Violet and Alexander please? A tree on Ancestry gives Violet's as 1914 and Alexander's as 1886 so quite an age difference.

Makes you wonder if either of them were ever in New York at all. Flight of fancy on Violet's part?

Maureen

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Re: Cant find a marriage.
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 14 November 20 15:36 GMT (UK) »
It's been a while since I checked, but I thought that many New York marriages weren't available online, even in indexes. Has that changed?

If that is still the case, then it's possible that the marriage you seek has not been indexed or digitized and put online.

Either way, it'll be challenging, since it doesn't seem clear whether the marriage took place in New York City or State.

Have you looked for a marriage notice for them in the newspapers?

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