Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Baby Before Marriage 1892

When looking for a marriage certificate, the general rule is to take the date of birth of the first known baby and work backwards.

A couple surprised me.  Otto Lutter and Martha Klindt were married in 1892 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, eight months after the birth of their first child!  [Otto and Martha were the maternal grandparents of the elusive James Kittson.]  Now this requires more research . . .


First came baby . . .


Then came the marriage.

You will find a free index of births, marriages, and deaths for New Jersey at Family Search.  You will not find the actual certificates online because New Jersey restricts access.  As you use this index keep in mind that the year may be off by one.