Wednesday, February 14, 2007

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Well, not really.

An article in the San Francisco Chronicle, "What happens in Vegas," makes the point Ancestry.com has created a special section focused on marriage and divorce in the Nevada city. The collection is based on records of the more than 9 million people who got married and got divorced in Nevada between 1956 and 2005, most of them in Las Vegas. You may be able to resolve some long-held curiosity. Or, if you're interested in divorce and marriage celebrity-style, the index also includes celebrity union and disunion. If you are actually looking to document family marriages, as noted on the Ancestry site, be sure to verify the information you find in the database by comparing it with the original source. Indexes are secondary sources and when even primary sources can be in error, verification is the rule of thumb.

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