This is a general question about the information recorded. I have some marriage certificates they all have names of the fathers of the couple who married. One of them has 'deceased' for one of the fathers. Was this standard practice when a father was dead?
I am asking because I am trying to decide if a father on another certificate was alive at the time of the marriage. if it was common practice to list if the father was dead, can I assume/hope the person was alive on the date of his son's marriage?