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California Marriage Index "Asterisk"

California Marriage Index "Asterisk"

Posted: 14 Nov 2013 11:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
In the California Marriage Index, 1960-69 the last entry for a person is a 5 digit number known as the "state file number".
Some of these numbers are followed by an * (asterisk). Can anyone give a definitive answer as to what the asterisk indicates?

Re: California Marriage Index "Asterisk"

Posted: 24 Nov 2013 10:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
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Re: California Marriage Index "Asterisk"

Posted: 25 Nov 2013 5:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for your input, infosending; it is appreciated.

The 5 digit sequence refers to my particular individual; there are additionally, at least, 6 digit state file numbers and might be used in conjunction with a county registrar number.

I'm searching a female whose final marriage surname is positively established.
She was previously married at least once; so in two known marriages and her maiden name she has a minimum of three surnames.
There are two identical marriage certificates for her last huband, but her surname is different. I am wondering if the asterisk indicates a previous marriage(s) or her maiden name.

Re: California Marriage Index "Asterisk"

Posted: 28 Nov 2013 4:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
From Susan's Husband...
Had the same issue and reasoned that the * entry lists the brides maiden name for her second marriage. The non * entry is for her second marriage and lists her surname from her first marriage.
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