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Was My Uncle Really a Bigamist? Finding the Truth on Ancestry

As I kid, I used to hear my parents talking about my uncle the bigamist. Once I learned what that word meant, I wanted to know more. However, my parents had no proof and we didn’t have access to the amazing Ancestry Library database that contains billions of vital records, census reports and images, military and immigration records and much more. Recently, using the Mechanics’ Ancestry database, I was able to confirm that indeed my uncle was a bigamist, with one wife in California and another in Rhode Island. I was able find the marriage dates, his wives’ full names and much more.

Are there skeletons in your family tree? Find out more by accessing our Ancestry Library database: http://www.milibrary.org/research/databases. Not sure where to begin? Every other month, I offer an Ancestry class that is free to members. The next one is on April 14 at 6 p.m. To find out more and register, go to: http://www.milibrary.org/events/grow-your-family-tree-ancestry-library-edition-apr-14-2016

Posted on Mar. 28, 2016 by Deborah Hunt