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A marriage certificate.
- ‘The claim must be supported with death certificates and marriage lines of the past descendants plus the applicants own birth certificate.’
- ‘The registration of marriages and the issuing of ‘marriage lines ' to be held by one of the spouses, usually the wife, were important procedures for establishing status and the legitimacy of children.’
- ‘The coming local elections are well and truly a family affair, with seven husband and wife teams joined on party lines as well as by marriage lines to fight seats.’
- ‘Using birth certificates, archives and marriage lines John tries to understand more about the circumstances surrounding his birth and why he was given away.’
- ‘Once the certificate is deposited, you can obtain an officially certified English-language translation of your marriage lines at any time, upon application and payment of the appropriate fee.’
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