I spent the last month on a Vital Records class through the National Institute of Genealogical Studies. I continue to enjoy the classes that I am taking, though many of most of them are at the beginning level. I look forward to finishing this level to move on to the harder classes to see how I can handle them.
As for the learning aspect of this specific class, I believe it was the marriage records. Who knew there were so many kids of records that can pertain to a marriage. For instance:
- Marriage Bann
- Marriage Bonds
- Marriage License
- Marriage Return
The best information out there is to make sure you truly look over the record you have acquired to make sure a marriage has taken place. Otherwise, you might end with a record that shows an intention of a marriage that never happened.